• United Arab Emirates
  • Do it like Dubai

    “HAPPINESS IS SITTING DOWN IN AN EMIRATES PLANE.” Especially when that Emirates plane is bound for Dubai. Ever since Tom Cruise climbed that magnificent mirror-covered Burj Khalifa in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, I had near-unhealthy obsession with Dubai. The reflection of Monsieur Cruise (not that I am particularly a fan) and the insane backdrop of […]

  • Korea
  • The unique styles of Gangnam

    Gangnam is the Chelsea of Seoul, posh and rich. As a boringly typical fan of contemporary inane pop music, visiting Gangnam was my Priority Number 1 while in Seoul. Obviously it was also a vital source of weird and wonderful Korean culture, so today, let me introduce you to the styles of Gangnam; the good, the bad but certainly […]

  • Korea
  • Seoul-discovering

    Make sure you are undaunted and secure with your relationship status when you travel to South Korea, especially if you happen to visit on the 14th. Koreans are well-known for their love of anything adorably cute, beautifully romantic or sickeningly soppy (depending on your way of thinking), and have unofficially christened the 14th as variedly […]

  • Japan
  • The secret of the Fushimi Inari fox

    “You’ve seen the deer village, what about the fox village?” asked my Canadian Tokyo hostel buddy. I hadn’t heard of the ‘fox village’. I had, however, heard of Fushimi Inari, boasting the #1 slot on both Tripadvisor Kyoto as well as Tripadvisor Japan. I was slightly disappointed just now to find it only on place #25 […]

  • Japan
  • 10 Kyoto Must-Try Culinary Delights

    Though I spent most of my Asia trip eating epic food, I feel my culinary experiences in Kyoto deserve their own entry. From horse meat sushi to red bean mush-filled raw dough-esque pastries, here we go, in no particular order… The Best of Kyoto Cuisine 1. Conveyor belt sushi Sushi does not get much more traditional than […]