Funky Foods of Asia

I was able to sample some interesting foods while in Asia, some courtesy of the ever adventurous eating sensei Frank. Here’s a list of the highlights. Raw marinated crab. The ick factor for me was not knowing how clean the crab was going to be. The water in China is not exactly known for being […]

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Funday Hongdae

I think Hongdae is my favourite neighbourhood in Seoul. It’s an area close to Hongik University which is known for their arts program so the neighbourhood is also very artsy with lots of street art. We went last weekend and the place was packed with people shopping, watching the street performers and getting their caricatures […]

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Porky Goodness

The Koreans definitely take their bbq seriously. There’s a lot of bbq joints around town. We chose two of the more well known ones from the blogsphere. Loco Quan 401 in Hongdae is owned by Running Man’s Haha. Since he shares my nickname, I figured we must try it out. Also, the restaurant serves Jeju black […]

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selfies, the korean epidemic

selfies, as defined from urbandictionary.com: A strange phenomenon in which the photographer is also the subject of the photograph, in a subversive twist on the traditional understanding of the photograph. Usually conducted because the subject cannot locate a suitable photographer to take the photo, like a friend. The beginning of the end of intelligent civilization […]

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finally a kickass beer!

maybe the truest sign of me being a vancouverite at heart is that i miss a good ipa more than anything else.  what i wouldn’t give for a cold glass of driftwood’s fat tug, brassneck’s passive aggressive or even powell street brewery’s white ipa.  craft beer is taking off in asia but i think it’s […]

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the many walking styles of asia

location: niseko terrain: resort town with fresh snow and high winds style: slowly, usually with our heels slipping out from under us resembles: location: rusutsu terrain: hotel lobbies and designated trails to the uploading lift style: upright resembles: location: otaru and sapporo terrain: flat & urban, fresh/packed snow, sub zero temperatures style: mostly small steps […]

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seoul street art

there’s art scattered all over the city of seoul.  from the buildings to the scuptures to the murals painted all over the walls in every neighborhood, there’s a lot to take in and the city looks to be quite supportive of local artists. ihwa mural village is one of four well known neighbourhoods in the […]

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