Korea: Hiking By Day, Drinking Mak Gul Li by Night

Okay forget the running idea, I’m going hiking today! I’ve realized that Seoul is basically surrounded by mountains, so why would I run on a university track? I take the subway (I’m a pro now) to Giruem Station, where I must then catch a bus. I don’t even take the bus in Toronto, so I’m a wee bit concerned that I have no idea what I’m doing. Again, Seoul’s transit system is a gem and my required bus is sitting just outside of the subway station exit. Amazeballs!

Korea: Bibimbap, Bukchon, and Myeongdong

After staying up to hang out in the common area, I have another late start to my morning.
Today my goal is to visit Bukchon Hanok Village, an old historic district of the city where traditional houses have been restored and turned into shops and restaurants. A secondary goal is to find something delicious and Korean to eat.

Korea: Warming Up Slowly to Seoul

It’s Day One in Korea.
I don’t feel like I’m suffering culture shock, so much as not-as-confident-as-I-thought shock. I just assumed that after having traveled around Asia a bit I’d totally be able to handle Korea. Instead, I find myself feeling pretty lost. I have no idea where I am, or what areas of the city are cool, what there is to do, or how to comport myself. I’ve done 0 research.

Japan: Tsukiji Tuna Auction and Tedious Air Travel

My alarm is going off. How can my alarm be going off? I just fell asleep 5 minutes ago.
Nope, I am mistaken. It really is 2:30 already. I fell asleep 3 hours ago. Why would anyone ever want to wake up at 2:30am? There’s no better reason than a good old fashioned market. A Tokyo Fish Market, to be exact.