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[Seoul - Sinchon] Yonsei University SK Global House Dormitory

Are you planning on studying abroad at Yonsei University? If you are living on-campus, SK Global House will likely be your home away from home.

[NYC - Midtown] New Year's Eve Countdown in Central Park (alternative to Times Square Ball Drop)

If you are planning on traveling to New York City for New Year's Eve and are looking for something to do for countdown, consider going to Central Park for fireworks, live music, and a New Year's Eve Run. This event is very family-friendly and is a great alternative to Times Square ball drop.

[Seoul - Gangnam] Caffe Bene Green Tea Bingsu - 카페베네 녹차빙수/녹빙

Basically everywhere you go, you will be able to find a Caffe Bene, even in places outside Seoul and EVEN outside of Korea! Which is your favorite Bene bingsu? Leave a comment below. :)

[San Francisco - Japantown] Belly Good - Adorable Japanese Crepes (Japantown)

Love Japanese crepes! These Happy Face Crepes from Belly Good in San Francisco's Japantown were just too cute to pass up!

[Tokyo - Tokyo Station] Imperial Palace Emperor New Year's Greeting [Every Year January 2]

I went to Tokyo last year for New Year's  ( other Japan itineraries ). I had heard the Emperor of Japan makes a public greeting each year on the morning of January 2.

[Tokyo - Asakusa] Senso-ji and Asakusa Hatsumode - New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Shrine Temple Visit

I decided to do hatsumode at Senso-ji Temple/Asakusa since my hostel was very nearby, in case the subways were too packed and I just wanted to walk back. Other Japan New Year's Posts: Emperor at the Imperial Palace  - January 2

[Chuncheon - Myeongdong] Halmoni Dakgalbi / Original Joongang Dakgalbi (원조 중앙닭갈비) - Hometown favorite

In planning our daytrip to Chuncheon , I asked my Chuncheon unni for dakgalbi restaurant recommendations. She recommended only Halmoni Dakgalbi in the Myeongdong Dagalbi Street.

[Kobe - Sannomiya] Kobe Luminarie - Illumination Festival to Commemorate 1995 Earthquake (Every year, around December 1-12)

Every year, from the beginning through mid-December, Kobe City, Japan to commemorate those lost in the 1995 Hanshin Earthquake with the Kobe Luminarie.

[Korea Shopping] SPAO for Winter Outerwear

It is that time of year again, Seoul is cold and winter has arrived. For travelers coming from warmer climates, this may be a major shock and you may not have the proper winter accoutrements. I highly recommend stopping by SPAO for very affordable, reliable, and rather fashionable winter outerwear. 

[DC, Georgetown Cafe] Baked & Wired - Best Cupcakes in DC

The locals have spoken. Baked & Wired is the BEST cupcake shop in Georgetown, by far. Even with all the hype around Georgetown Cupcake, Baked & Wired is the best!

[Seoul Museum] National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) - Seoul, Jongro, Samchungdong, Insadong

I visited Seoul's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Jongro last year with my friend. We both had been trying to get there for a while, but never had enough time.

[Korea Day Trip] Chuncheon, South Korea Travel Itinerary (Day Trip from Seoul) - Dalkgalbi trip 춘천닭갈비 여행

I really like getting out of Seoul, taking a break from city life. Chuncheon is very close to Seoul, so it is a great place to escape. In fact, it is easily accessible!

[Minnesota - Mall of America] Masu Sushi and Robata - Ramen and Japanese food

I love ramen! Masu serves some of Minneapolis' best ramen! There are now two locations, one in Northeast and one in the Mall of America.

[Life in Korea] Korean Movie Theaters: CGV, Megabox, Lotte Cinema

If you've never been to a Korean movie theater, I recommend trying it out one time. CGV, Megabox, Lotte Cinema are some of the bigger movie theater brands in Korea.

[Osaka Station - Umeda] Holiday Christmas Illuminations

It is that time of year again, time to do a tour of all the holiday illumination displays in Japan. I really like this one in Osaka station! It is not quite as lavish as other displays, but that's what I like about it.

[Seoul - Gangnam] Bibigo - Korean Bibimbap restaurant chain (Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Food) - 비비고

Bibigo is kind of like Chipotle for Korean food. Instead of burritos, you are served bibimbap (bibimbap).

[DC - Arlington] Ray's Hell Burger (Ray's to the Third)

Soul Burger Number One Sometimes in selecting restaurants, I go by the thought, "if it's good enough for President Obama, it's good enough for me." This is why I chose to go to Ray's Hell Burger the first time - President Obama had been photographed eating at Ray's Hell Burger - and because I really wanted a specialty burger.

[Osaka - Umeda] German Christmas Market (Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt in Osaka)

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Osaka. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, head over to the Umeda/Osaka Station German Christmas Market!

[Jeonju Day Trip] Hanok Village (Jeonju Hanok Village/Traditional Korean Village/전주 한옥마을)

Traveling to Jeonju is great! I like to escape Seoul life from time to time, get away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Seoul.

[Minneapolis - Stadium Village] The Tea Garden - Bubble tea, boba (UMN Campus, Mall of America, Uptown)

Avocado Shake with Pearls The Tea Garden is a local tea shop in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. 

[NYC - NoHo] Mile End Delicatessen - Poutine Happy Hour

Have you ever heard of a poutine happy hour? That's right. Mile End Delicatessen has half-price poutine during happy hour 5-7PM Tuesday through Friday (not open Mondays).

[Crafting] Minion doll time!

Did a bit of prototyping for my minion crafts! How do you think it looks? How should I make the mouths? Plus, I was able to get the Memory Game for Toys for Tots on Black Friday with a coupon! Hopefully some child enjoys minions as much as I do. Follow me!   Instagram  |  Facebook  | Affiliates:  Trazy - Korean Travel Deals  |  Amazon  |  YesStyle - Asian Fashion and Beauty *FTC Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through the links provided and make a purchase.*

[Minneapolis - Stadium Village] Big 10 Restaurant and Bar - Iconic Subs at UMN

Looking for somewhere to eat before/after/during a University of Minnesota Gophers game or a Minnesota Vikings game? Try Big 10 for some great subs!