The Highs and Lows of a Novice Solo Traveler

I recently returned from my summer trip to Hong Kong and Macau - my second solo outing.  The food, sights, views, and cultural experiences were irreplaceable. However, I did not find the experience positive at all times.  Sometimes I encountered ruts, downs, moments of depression. Today I wish to share what I see as the … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of a Novice Solo Traveler

Super Photo Corner – Going Going Back Back To Cali Cali

After 18 months abroad, I had the privilege of visiting home soil again.  I whiled away two weeks in California snowboarding, watching movies, and gorging myself on Mexican food and ice cream until my stomach bulged and I prayed for the sweet relief of kimchi and death. My Dad was somewhat happy to see me.  … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Going Going Back Back To Cali Cali

3 Tips to Make Your Travel More Difficult

Let’s face it - sometimes traveling is too easy.  We give companies hundreds of dollars for the privilege of sitting in wheeled and winged technological marvels for hours of lower-back-breaking monotony.  We tolerate this convenient sacrifice for the purpose of visiting new lands, reconnecting with relatives, taking selfies at world landmarks. Does travel ever feel … Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Your Travel More Difficult

Super Photo Corner – Japan – The Manga Museum

One site that sightseers recommended was the Kitakyushu Manga Museum.  I've only read one manga comic in my life. Growing up, one friend always gave me books for my birthday.  At the time, I thought my love of video games masked my dislike of reading.  However, I somehow found the motivation to read every book … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Japan – The Manga Museum

Hampyeong and Naju Travel Troubles (Part Two)

After beating the odds of seedy cab ride roulette, our next destination was the Naju Image Theme Park - a popular set for filming historical Korean movies and television shows.  Potato and Sugar debated bus numbers and we searched for the right bus stop. "180?" "No, 160." "Are you sure?  We could take 106." 106 … Continue reading Hampyeong and Naju Travel Troubles (Part Two)

Hampyeong and Naju Travel Troubles (Part One)

After tough vacation-free March and April, a contract-sanctioned holiday arrived on May 1st Korean Labor Day.  However, for some reason, only the foreign teachers had the day off.  I don’t make the rules.  I just follow them faithfully.  One must maintain at least a modicum of contract compliance as a foreigner. I took up Sugar’s … Continue reading Hampyeong and Naju Travel Troubles (Part One)