Category: Asia

how to be a tourist in your own home

how to be a tourist in your own home

How, you ask? By cooking! 2020 has been the year of no travels. Quarantine gave me more time on my hands, so I used that time to cook different dishes from around the globe. Some were attempts to recreate my favorite dishes I’ve eaten during my travels, and some were dishes from places still on … Continue reading how to be a tourist in your own home

10 foods you should say, “ni hao” to in china

10 foods you should say, “ni hao” to in china

I wish I got the chance to try a lot more food but unfortunately, we were only in China for about five days. As with any country, China has its regional cuisines (I highly recommend watching, “Flavorful Origins” on Netflix to learn more about Chaoshan and Yunnan cuisines). Being that China is one of the … Continue reading 10 foods you should say, “ni hao” to in china

how to be a tourist in shaoxing

how to be a tourist in shaoxing

Shaoxing is located 1.5 to 2 hours (by train ride) south of Shanghai. We visited the town since we were visiting Ben’s Grandpa. It’s not a major city in China so most tourists traveling to China probably would not be adding this town to their itineraries. But should you find yourself in Shaoxing, these are … Continue reading how to be a tourist in shaoxing

9 things i learned in the 7 days i spent in japan

9 things i learned in the 7 days i spent in japan

Weather in mid-March is pretty mild. It’s not like March in NYC, when you might still need a coat. In Tokyo/Kyoto, you just need a light spring jacket, and perhaps a scarf. It does get chilly at night so make sure you’re prepared for that. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch some cherry blossoms at this time. … Continue reading 9 things i learned in the 7 days i spent in japan

how to be a tourist in kyoto

how to be a tourist in kyoto

Let me just preface this post by saying that two days in Kyoto is definitely not enough. We had only about a week in Japan but didn’t want to stay in Tokyo the whole time, so we chose Kyoto for the last two days - mainly because I wanted to visit the deer park and … Continue reading how to be a tourist in kyoto