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Comfort Food, Uzbek Style

We are excited to introduce you to the national Uzbekistan obsession which is PLOV. Written By: Marlie Long Last Updated: July 2020 Oh comfort food, you know those types of food that satisfy your soul but maybe not your waistline but who cares because you feel like you’re being hugged by a loved one. Comfort food is different for everyone, mostly depending on...

Kyrgyzstan? Yes, You Can!

This post recounts our experience during our 9-day trip around Kyrgyzstan as well as covers the main sights, hikes, and restaurants we discovered in the cities of Karakol, Bishkek, and Osh. Written By: Marlie Long Last Updated: February 2020 While Central Asia is starting to be discovered with Kazakhstan being put on the map with the infamously crazy and completely...

Rocking Out In Central Sri Lanka

This post discusses the differences between climbing Sigiriya Rock and Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Hopefully this post will help you decide which sight is best for your personality and budget! Plus we threw in an additional “must see” sight in Dambulla – the Rock Cave Temple and Golden Buddha Temple! Written By Marlie Long and Rid...

Walking Back In Time Along the Great Wall of China

This post covers our experience walking along both unrestored and restored sections of the Great Wall of China from Jiankou to Mutianyu, China. This post will list the pros and cons of both sections of the wall as well as provide directions on how to get to the unrestored section of the Great Wall if you want it give it a try as well! Last Updated: February 2020 When...

Our Exhilarating Brush with Military Tourism in the DMZ

After starting our time in South Korea in Busan in the south to hiking in Jeju and driving through South Korean countryside towns, we finally arrived in Seoul. As far as a capital city goes, Seoul has a lot of interesting sights to offer, neighborhoods to explore, as well as a plethora of street food and night market options to chow your way through. But by far the...

Stairway to Hallasan – Climbing South Korea’s Highest Mountain

Arriving in Jeju Island, which is called the “Hawaii of South Korea” by Koreans – which is probably the biggest exaggeration that we heard in South Korea as literally no one was even swimming at the rocky beaches and the landscapes were nothing close to being tropical ** ok, getting off my Hawaiian soapbox now** – we were excited to drive our...

To Do or Not To Do?? Hiking Mt. Fuji…in August

I know, I know… what lunatics hike Mt. Fuji in August, when even walking around Japan’s cities causes you to sweat in places you didn’t even know could produce sweat, and then have the nerve to critique the hike. That would be US! So if you want to be spared the grueling details of this hike before you go or just want to ride the Fujisan View...

Exsushi Me, This Is Next Level S$@!

I know we have been completely MIA on posting while in Japan and we’re not even going to make any excuses as we’ve been having way too much fun… and by fun we mean we have been in a 20-day food coma. While we could write our own book the size of the Odyssey on our experiences of all of the superb Japanese food we had the pleasure of encountering...

How We Spent Our 14-hour Layover in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Thanks to Etihad Airways scheduling, we had a 14-hour layover in Abu Dhabi, which was ample time to have a few hours sleep and see some of the highlights! We managed to get early check in at the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport – located inside the airport after immigration. It was about $100 for the room, including the early-check in and had a rooftop pool, so...