Dec 30, 2015: Tailored Expectations

I’ve never really good time shopping for clothes. I’m a larger lady, and have difficulty finding clothes that I like that fit. On top of that, there's the difficulty of finding quality clothes. Most garments I stumble across are thin and very cheaply made, making me squirm at…

Nov 25, 2015: When the Odds are Against You

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng are happening simultaneously this year. There are a few clouds partially obscuring the large full moon. A column of floating lanterns lazily rise up from Maejo University of Chiang Mai. Isolated fireworks explode sporadically over the city, infuriating dogs and small children alike. The people…

Nov 17, 2015: Down and Out in Chiang Mai

I’ve finally had the experience I’ve been dreading, being really sick abroad. It started the second morning we were in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I woke up nauseous and in pain, and spent the next few hours vomiting until I couldn’t even keep water down, which, if you’…

I Got An "Underground" Tattoo In Busan

After spending a week agonizing over contacting Kyung Jin, of Fat Buddha Tattoo in Busan, I sent him a message over facebook. Like many businesses in South Korea, he doesn’t have a business website, so much as a Facebook page. Moments later Kyung Jin responded and we had a…

May 15, 2015: Lotus Lantern Festival

It’s remarkably easy, when traveling, to miss local events. Flyers are no good to you if you don’t know the language. Radio announcements fall on deaf ears, and it’s often after the fact that you discover something was going on. Lucky for us, our Air BnB host…

May 22, 2015: The Challenge

Now that we’ve been in Seoul a few weeks, we’ve started to find spots that bear revisiting. One of our favourite spots is, admittedly, our favourite because it reminds us of home. Beer-O-Clock is a Canadian owned bar we find ourselves attending regularly. It’s not just their…