Category Archives: Far East

  For the best views of the Forbidden City head to Jingshan Park our Beijing guidebook advised. The wide-but-steep stone steps up the imperial park would have made for an easy climb if not for the last of the sauna-like heat that have been clinging to the capital since we arrived earlier that morning. I checked my iPhone for…

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Freelancing is a pretty lonely job sometimes.  As much as I LOVE it, I do miss having colleagues from time to time.  Thankfully, every month starting from this past January I have a wonderful group of people I work with for Good Things Magazine, a luxury magazine based on food & travel.  We’re a team…

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South Korea is an unlikely honeymoon destination to travel to.  It is a country known for being tech savy, K-dramas & pop and more recently plastic surgery.  I’m not too sure how we decided but in September we hopped on a 12 hour business class flight (thank you family and friends for the wedding gift…

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As this year is ending, many of us are looking forward to what 2015 brings.  I’ve been busy using my new nifty Day Designer to plan out goals and intentions for the new year.  But it is a little bittersweet for me to say goodbye to one of the best years I’ve ever had.  

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Is there anything better than waking up to the sound of crashing waves?  On the last leg of our 2 week honeymoon in Japan & South Korea, Mark & I spent 4 days in Busan’s Paradise Hotel situated right on Haeundae Beach.  It was the perfect place to cap off an aggressive itinerary that included visits to Seoul,…

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Annyung haseyo! Konichiwa! Bom dia! Two weeks in Korea & Japan have come & gone ( and my vocab is still no more impressive than hello and thank you :/) and now I’m in the home of port & Potugal’s 2nd largest city: Porto.  I hope to check in on the blog from time to…

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In 2007, a year before I became a Canonista, my family and I embarked on a two week tour of Asia, specifically Ho Chi Minh City, Sichuan Province and Hong Kong.  This would have been my last trip abroad that was captured on film, with the help of a 5 year old Pentax SLR. In…

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