Seoul: Myeongdong, Noryangjin Seafood Market, Seoul Tower

SK2-24 Breakfast at Myeongdong Kyoja Restaurant
25-2, Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Running on bulgogi and other typical Korean dishes for two days already, we decided to shake things up a little and try this restaurant in Myeongdong that serves soups and dumplings. Lotsa people, both local and foreign, rave about Myeongdong Kyoja’s modest menu of only four options and its distinctive kimchi- and we were right to listen.

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The Korean DMZ: Touring the Truce


“The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entry into a hostile area and possibility of injury or death as a direct result of enemy action.”

These words were part of a document we had to sign prior to entering the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Although you can’t help but feel a bit of the jitters while reading it, the sucker for history and politics in me wasn’t gonna chicken out and let our trip to South Korea pass without swinging by the DMZ.

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Pasarbella Food Market, Singapore

Pasarbella-19 Fresh fruits and veggies, delicatessens, meat and seafood markets, wines and craft beers, desserts of all shapes and sizes, food stalls offering treats from various parts of the globe, and a fancy cheese shop– Pasarbella would definitely make anybody who has an appetite go bonkers.

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The Istana: Singapore’s Palace Opens Its Gates

Istana-15Infrequent in most Singapore travel guides is perhaps one of the city-state’s most prized possessions. The Istana, Malay for “palace,” is the official residence and office of the country’s president.

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