Dongbei Every Day: Guo Bao Rou Recipe

Hi everyone!!! Today I'm here to tell you about my new favorite Chinese food, Dongbei! Dongbei is a style of Chinese cuisine that originates in the Northeastern part of the country, but lucky for me, there are plenty of Dongbei style restaurants to choose from right here in Haikou! While we have sampled a few … Continue reading Dongbei Every Day: Guo Bao Rou Recipe


“Red’s” Best Customers

We've officially been living in Hainan for one month now, so why not celebrate with my first Chinese food post! Our first month has felt more like an extension of our vacation than it has starting a new job. In quick summary, our new lives consist of hanging out with the cutest babies, and getting … Continue reading “Red’s” Best Customers

Sightseeing and Sushi Sampling in Seattle

After a fun filled week of soaking up the California sun, we were off to Seattle to visit my mom and see her new home in Mukilteo! My mom moved to Seattle for work while I was living in Korea, so this was my first time visiting Seattle and seeing my mom's new home! Connor … Continue reading Sightseeing and Sushi Sampling in Seattle

Amazingly Authentic Fish and Chippy

My apologies for the too frequent postings, but you have to hear about this delicious fish and chippy! I was beyond excited for my first trip to Ireland, and Europe, for that matter, and I couldn't wait to spend two weeks in Derry seeing Connor's family and friends. Derry is in beautiful Northern Ireland and … Continue reading Amazingly Authentic Fish and Chippy

Our Own Secret Garden at Otres

Otres Beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia was the ideal place to end our five week vacation in Southeast Asia.  We arrived at six in the morning, exhausted from traveling, and all we wanted was a nice place to stay and a decent meal to eat.  Lucky for us, our hopeful expectation was far exceeded when we … Continue reading Our Own Secret Garden at Otres

Flashpacking…and Eating, at Paradise Cottage

I've discovered a new term on this third trip through SE Asia: flashpacker. And after a little bit of research, I've discovered that a "flashpacker" is exactly what I've become. Simply said, flashpacking is upmarket backpacking, and after saving for my last six months in Korea, I'd like to indulge a little. While staying in … Continue reading Flashpacking…and Eating, at Paradise Cottage

Fine Dining at Unni’s

I've officially finished my year and a half of teaching English in South Korea, and while absolutely enjoying my time off in various islands in Thailand, I came up with the idea to start a blog about one of my all time favorite things, food! Thailand has some of the most delicious and flavorful local … Continue reading Fine Dining at Unni’s