Traipsy Pixie’s List – Representative Korean Food

Having only been properly introduced to Korean food (sans Seoul Garden Korean BBQ, which isn’t exactly Korean) in 2012 after I started learning the Korean Language, I would say that we’ve come a… Continue reading

Jeonju, the Birthplace of Bibimbap

[2018.11.07-08] From Muju 무주 where we had our lunch, our very nice coach driver dropped us at the local bus interchange where we could catch our next ride to Jeonju 전주. Just the… Continue reading

Of Sunset, Seafood and a General in Tongyeong

[2018.11.05-06] When in Tongyeong 통영, one most certainly must visit Yi Sun-Shin Park 이순신공원, named after Korea’s favourite hero. Although a little out of the way, this coastal park was our destination after… Continue reading

Tongyeong, Korea’s Beautiful Southern Port City

[2018.11.05] It was night fall by the time we arrived in Tongyeong 통영, just in time for dinner. Since Tongyeong is a port city right to the south of South Korea, we were… Continue reading

More of Andong’s Unique Allure

[2018.11.04] The next morning, we checked out of the Andong hotel but it wasn’t the end of our exploration of the city. In fact, we got to spend another full day there before… Continue reading

Andong is More than Andong Jjimdak

[2018.11.03] Mention Andong 안동 and the quintessential dish most associated with the city must certainly come to mind. Sure, Andong Jjimdak 안동찜닭 (braised chicken) is truly delicious yet there are other hidden gems… Continue reading

Sunsets at Haneul Sky Park and Naksan Park

[2018.11.01/02] A second visit to Haneul Sky Park 하늘공원 for me, at sunset. Here is where I chronicled my first visit, in comparison. The time of the day wasn’t the only difference though,… Continue reading

Charmed by Naejangsan National Park

[2018.11.10] Without a doubt, Naejangsan National Park 내장산국립공원 must be one of the most incredible places to see Fall colours in its full splendour in South Korea. Located in North Jeolla 전라 province, Naejangsan… Continue reading

Kagawa and its Gem, Ritsurin Garden

[2018.04.01] We took a break from the pilgrimmage circuit on our 3rd day to drive out to the neighbouring prefecture north-west of Tokushima, Kagawa 香川. It was a decision that did not sit… Continue reading

Shikoku Henro by Car I: Temples 09 – 16

[2018.03.30-2018.03.31] With little effort, we managed to complete 11 temples on the first day, of which 8 were covered in the previous post. Under usual circumstances, we would have wanted to visit the… Continue reading

Shikoku Henro by Car I: Temples 01 – 08

[2018.03.30] After a good night’s rest, we were ready to embark on this unique spiritual journey. As a general rule of thumb, the temple stamp offices 納経所 operate from 0700hrs to 1700hrs daily.… Continue reading

Sakura Season in Tokushima: A Photo Gallery

Here is a compilation of sakura we saw in Tokushima as we visited the 23 temples on the Shikoku Henro. We were very fortunate to have been in the prefecture when sakura was… Continue reading

Prelude: The Shikoku Henro by Car, in IV Parts

Being homebodies, one of our favourite past-time at home involves travelling of another kind – watching travel programmes on the TV. Quite by chance a decade ago, this favourite Taiwanese travel programme of… Continue reading

10 Things about Iceland

Iceland is an island nation located in North Atlantic Ocean, between Europe and North America continents. It is considered to be part of Europe. The local currency is Icelandic króna (ISK) and is… Continue reading

Journey to the West (of Iceland)

[2017.11.01] During my extensive research for this epic road trip of ours, it struck me how most of the Icelandic road trips shared online preferred to explore the Golden Circle in an anticlockwise… Continue reading

My Inexplicably Strange Encounter in Fátima

[2006.05.04] Our schedule started early in the day, as typical of most guided tours. It didn’t matter that I was sufficiently under the weather to have taken a slow day, or skipped some… Continue reading

A Technophile on Vacation

What’s a technophile? Think along the line of the more common bibliophile and you might get an idea. The mister and I are both technophiles in our own right. We were early adopters… Continue reading

Penultimate – A Photo Essay

 7 months after my emergency splenectomy procedure, my cancer has finally spread. I now have more bad than good days. I was still happy to wake up every morning, and loved the attention everyone showered… Continue reading

NBH-123 Marina Bay Sands

Finally, I landed my hands on this nanoblock design. It was released months ago, yet strangely enough I couldn’t find it anywhere at my usual haunts (to purchase Kawada Nanoblock). I wonder if… Continue reading

Epilogue – 2016 Autumn Romance in S. Korea

This was a trip that almost never came to fruition. What was meant to be a quick-dash-and-return solo trip (for me) ended up a vacation for the both of us because the stars… Continue reading

Hort Park, the Gardeners’ Paradise

Ahead of Paris hitting a major milestone (6 months post-splenectomy!) we had set aside a couple of days to bring her out for some fun in a new park. December is monsoon season… Continue reading

A Compedium of Seoul, As We Know It

[03 Nov 2016] It was our last day in Korea and we were back in Seoul. According to plan, we were supposed to proceed to N Seoul Tower N 서울타워 to view the… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D3

[02 Nov 2016] This is our third and final day in Jeju, and we didn’t even have a full day since our flight back to Seoul was schedule in the late evening. To… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D2: Outdoors

[01 Nov 2016] We were done with the indoor activities slightly after noon, and headed out for one of the waterfalls located at Seogwipo. While I planned for two, the mister decided to cut… Continue reading

NBH-108 Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari in Kyoto is famous for one signature sight – seemingly neverending rows of Torii that counts in the thousands. This shrine is perhaps one of the top 3 most-photographed spots in… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D2: Indoors

[01 Nov 2016] The only full day we had in Jeju, and I had a lot of sightseeing packed for the day. It was a good start when we saw how good the weather… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D1

[31 Oct 2016] How is it even possible that after at least 10 visits to South Korea, that the mister has never been to Jeju 제주도? Oh my, that’s like a blasphemy to… Continue reading

Of Chinese and Japanese Gardens

Towards the western end of Singapore lies two very beautiful parks that I’ve visited like, three times in my entire life. While Singapore is not considered large by any measure, I’ve always lived… Continue reading

10 Things about South Korea

Republic of Korea (also more commonly known as South Korea) is a sovereign state located south of the 38th Parallel in East Asia. Seoul, official known as Seoul Special City, is also the… Continue reading

The Astounding ‘Park in the Sky’

[30 Oct 2016] The discovery of such a beautiful place in Seoul almost didn’t happen. While it was planned for, I had other prior commitment that might run late so this was a… Continue reading