Gangnam and everything spicy!

Day 50: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 The first thing we do in the morning is head over to Kimchi World to learn their much anticipated secret recipe…or so we thought. The kimchi “making” class turned out to be a “rub our proprietary blend of kimchi onto this giant cabbage” and…

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Forget Gangnam style, we’re living like kings!

Day 48: Monday, November 26, 2012 Our good friend, Christine, took us to Suraon (The King’s Palace) for a fancy multi-course lunch, complete with traditional performances in the background! On the walk there, a flock of pigeons flew up and away, just as I reached for my camera…

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Family Time in the South of Taiwan

Family time in Taiwan is usually down time to recover from traveler’s fatigue, but each day spent with the relatives has its highlights, too! Day 42: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Highlight: Going to a nightmarket in Kaohsiung and throwing angry birds, popping balloons with darts, and winning a bunch of…

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Eating through Taipei, all the way up to Jiufen

Traveling becomes a little slow when you’re gone for over a month, especially when you visit a city you’ve been to dozens of times, so I’ll just cover the next few days in terms of what Taipei is best known for — the food! It rained pretty much the entire…

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Shanghai Museum Style

Day 36: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Thanks to a friend’s suggestion, we decided to check out the Urban Planning Exhibition Center in People’s Park, just down the street from our hotel. Did you know that the park used to be a race course for the British?!

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From Nanjing East Road to The Bund

Day 35: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Most of the day was spent in transit, but we finally checked into our hotel at Shanghai’s Le Meridian, right along Nanjing Dong Lu (Nanjing East Road) where all the shopping and dining action happens. I was so upset for not bringing my camera…

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From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall

Day 33: Sunday, November 11, 2012 Wow, what an amazing, eye-opening, and humbling day. We started off at Tiananmen Square, where we could see the world’s longest road, largest museum, biggest this, greatest that — no joke — then walked through the Forbidden City, which felt like an optical illusion…

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