Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hong Kong

Hong Kong City

Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here. Hong Kong is one of the most distinctive cities in Asia, and possibly the entire world. It’s a place where Eastern and Western influences stitch together seamlessly. Snippets of English and Cantonese flow […]

Mt. Hallasan: Hiking South Korea’s Tallest Mountain

Mt. Hallasan in Jeju Island

When it comes to traveling, we all have a tendency to exaggerate. Tour agencies promise you the trip of a lifetime. City governments claim their landmarks to be the “World’s Best”. Restaurants tell visitors that they serve the top dishes for miles. And when travelers retell the stories behind their grandest adventures, they embellish details […]

Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About South Korea Pt. 2

Food in South Korea

Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. 안녕하세요 from the KAL lounge in Gimpo Airport! Joel and I have spent the last two weeks wandering (and eating) around the streets of Seoul. So far we’ve managed to fit in a trip to Hwaseong Fortress, a […]