Tag Archives: business trips
October 24, 2010

Rainbow Family Village: Taichung, Taiwan

A few months ago, I read a blog post by Steven Barringer on the Matador Network about Rainbow Family Village in Taichung, Taiwan. Making a mental note the next time I headed to Taiwan for business (which is usually twice a year), I was going to have to find this secret spot and take a […]

May 29, 2010

Another Place & Time: Berlin Laundry

Berlin 2009 Yes, I do my own laundry on business trips.

April 26, 2010

Another Place & Time: Zurich

Zurich 2008

April 16, 2010

Cider in Seoul: Thank you, Big Rock.

As I spend so much time away from home, it always gives me a warm & fuzzy feeling to find something heartily Canadian while abroad. This doesn’t happen often but it did when I stumbled upon (and eventually out of) the Big Rock Brewery pub in Seoul. In Gangnam, to be exact. Being a big, […]

April 4, 2010

Spicy! (Istanbul)

Mısır Çarşısı The Spice Market Istanbul

April 4, 2010

Home Away From Home: More Serviced Apartments

In my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to stay in various furnished apartments and serviced residences here and there. Nothing quite compares to the Oakwood Shinjuku in it’s ultra-modern, Japanese glory but there are a couple of other places that deserve mention. Since the former Oakwood Shinjuku no longer takes short-term rentals, I was referred […]

March 19, 2010

Honey Orange Latte, I ♥ you.

I was secretly hoping I would find this Starbucks special somewhere in Taiwan, where I’ve been working the last week, but I guess not. The Honey Orange Latte was released by Starbucks Korea in January 2010 as part of their “Year of the Tiger” promotion. Sadly, it’s appearance was too brief. Until next time, Honey […]

January 27, 2010

Hurshimchung: scrubbed, salted, scalded and steamed

~photography not permitted beyond this point~ Having been to Korea dozens of times for business, I was beginning to get bored with the country when a friend of mine encouraged me to see Korea with different eyes and to do something that I hadn’t done before. A day after arriving in Busan, jet-lagged and tired […]

January 6, 2010

Feel-good photos from Seoul & Tokyo

Welcome to 2010! For the first post of the year, I thought I would share just a couple of feel-good photos I found on my phone recently. Love your life Love your dream I see this building each time I go to Incheon Airport. It’s a good reminder. The days sparkle during sakura season at […]

December 31, 2009

Favourite Things: Sam Gyeop Sal

Happy New Year, everybody! In just a few short weeks, I’ll be heading back to Korea. I don’t really like Korea in January as it is generally cold, cold, cold! I am nicely acclimatized in Vancouver and can’t really handle wintry weather anymore. Essentially, I’ve turned into a big west-coast wimp since leaving the prairies […]