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Review: “Goulash Soup & Bread Cafe” (Hongdae, Seoul)

Goulash Soup and Bread (Hongdae, Seoul, Korea), is a cute hole-in-the-wall Hongdae cafe, which serves what else?… gulash and bread! I love discovering hidden gems- especially when it fits my diet and this was perfect! For a 5,000W set-combo, the cafe offers unlimited goulash soup, fresh baked bread, rice and (gasp) a fresh green salad! The kind owners (a husband and wife team), knowing my vegetarian needs were cool enough to remove the meat for me! Everything was yummy-delicious and at an amazing price!

July 20, 2010 5
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Finding love in the Korean Love Motel

Home is where I lay my head is a true saying for me, but “I just want somewhere to lay my head for the night” are words you’ll seldom hear uttered from my lips. While I enjoy staying at guesthouses/hostels, as much as I do a 4- 5 star resort hotel, what inevitably tips my excitement scale is an accomodation, which carries a unique experience or exceptional flavor. Enter the Korean Love Motel.

June 30, 2010 11
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White Sheets Review: “PJ Hotel Seoul ’boutique’ with urban chic!”

When you think of staying in an international city like Seoul, there are few hotels you think you’ll get for under $100/night and if you do, people might caution you to it being a love motel. So when my sister found a deal on Orbitz and booked my family into a hotel which didn’t have a website, for $83/night, I had all the reason to be a little reluctant. The good news is this– remarkable gems in cities like Seoul, doesn’t always have to come with remarkably high price tags and you don’t have to be a king in order to stay in a palace!

June 29, 2010 10
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Dashing Diva: Foot-friendly nail salons in Seoul

As a traveler trekking all around on foot, there are times you get to feeling like a bit of a rag doll Cinderella. If you’re like me and possess backpacker-explorer mentality, you’re on your tootsies from sunrise to midnight. Your feet probably wears some serious Grrr and looks like it to!

May 30, 2010 18
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Taking the Daegu Farm Tour with EPIK

Recently, EPIK program partnered with the Daegu City Bus Tour to give EPIK teachers a sightseeing experience of Daegu.

May 5, 2010 0
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Taking the Daegu City Bus Tours

City Bus Tours are available in almost every city in Korea. After the Seoul City Bus Tour and the Busan City Bus Tour, I realized that Korea’s probably got a city bus tour for every city! Could the Daegu City Bus Tour offer me anymore excitement?

April 27, 2010 1
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Loving Hut: Finally, Love for Vegans & Vegetarians in Korea!

What does a vegetarian do when they find a vegan restaurant in Korea? (gasp!)

They fall to their knees and thank the Korean Christian god above- I have never been so grateful for a restaurant in my life! A block and a half away from Kyodae subway stop & the Daegu National Education University, there it stood- was my first vegan restaurant in Korea.

March 30, 2010 13
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Review:”Gambling on the East Coast: The Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Casino”

Ask me about casinos on the east coast, aside from the ashtray of Atlantic City? Never knew they existed. With my sister and her Hawaii teammates in town for a canoe regatta, the “islander gambling bugs” had their curiosities peaked on Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. I went along for the entertaining ride…

August 29, 2009 0
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A Bike-n-Roll tour of Washington D.C. monuments

What’s the best way to tackle sightseeing Washington D.C.? I took a weekend trip to Washington D.C. with my sister and friend. We were celebrating my birthday, it was my sister’s first time visiting me on the East Coast (and as a canoe paddler, she was participating in the Liberty Race in New York). Together, […]

July 16, 2009 0
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