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North Korean Restaurants: They didn’t want me to take pictures

China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have had a weird relationship ever since the very beginning. This continues even today where technically the two countries have similar ideologies but in reality their goals are very much different; something that is only superficially talked about in the mainstream media. While China has looked outward… Continue reading North Korean Restaurants: They didn’t want me to take pictures

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A Mexican in Korea: Food that sort of reminds me of home

In my 24 years, I've been lucky enough to visit several countries, some of which I would never have really considered to visit in the past. One of those countries would be South Korea, a country which despite its small size has increasingly received international attention for its music, culture and food. That being said… Continue reading A Mexican in Korea: Food that sort of reminds me of home

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Love Locks on top of a mountain: Seoul’s Namsan

As I trudged up the forested paths of Namsan I considered that maybe walking around in an unfamiliar place was a bad idea but I did it anyway. Yes, despite the relatively small size I had begun to sweat profusely to the point where I was drenched in sweat. Once at the top something felt… Continue reading Love Locks on top of a mountain: Seoul’s Namsan

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Where is Everyone?: I traveled to Seoul during the MERS Outbreak

Is going to a country where the potential of getting a dangerous respiratory virus a wise choice? No. Did I go to a country where there was a MERS outbreak anyway? Yes. Admittedly this would not typically be a smart choice and the potential for things to go wrong was there yet I also realized… Continue reading Where is Everyone?: I traveled to Seoul during the MERS Outbreak