Table-side service @ 毋米粥
Asia, China

Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 3 (Guangzhou)

Last day in Guangzhou and it’s time to hang out with Bear Woman’s relatives and to really experience Guangzhou cuisine. Dim Sum in it's Homeland First things first, dim sum. This cuisine, meant to be eaten in the morning, originated right here in Guangzhou. It’s a nice opportunity to bond with family, drink some tea… Continue reading Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 3 (Guangzhou)

Cow parts @ 老貓牛肉
Asia, China

Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 2 (Guangzhou – Chaoshan)

Lesson: China is not Japan The plan today was to visit my maternal roots in Shantou. We needed to take a morning 3-hour train over to Chaoshan, which was still another 1 hour away from Shantou. My mom’s relatives were meeting up with us at the train station to drive us over to Shantou. Not… Continue reading Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 2 (Guangzhou – Chaoshan)

Asia, Japan, Tips

Tips on Navigating the Tokyo Metro System (So You Won’t Miss Your Flight!)

Since we had a gong-show of an experience trying to get to the airport for our most recent flight out of Tokyo, I figured I will write about post with tips on navigating the Tokyo metro system (so you won’t miss your flight). 1. First and foremost, try not to book a flight in which… Continue reading Tips on Navigating the Tokyo Metro System (So You Won’t Miss Your Flight!)

Asia, China, Japan

Japan 2.0: Day 11 (Tokyo – Guangzhou)/Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 1 – Guangzhou

Travel day! I thought it would be nice to not have an early morning flight (mistake #1). Unfortunately, a supposedly relaxing morning turned out to be anything but. We left the airbnb at about 7:50am, expecting to arrive at the airport slightly before 9:00 for our 10:30 flight (mistake #2). We already tried to avoid… Continue reading Japan 2.0: Day 11 (Tokyo – Guangzhou)/Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 1 – Guangzhou

Ichiran Ramen
Asia, Japan

Japan 2.0: Day 8 (Tokyo)

We were craving ramen again and we really wanted to try Ichiran Ramen this trip, so we figured that having this first thing in the morning was a good idea. There is usually a long line for this famous chain, by going first thing in the morning, we were able to get seats for the 4 of us quite easily. Ordering was simple, you can order your ramen at the vending machine and then bring your tickets to your assigned cubicle. This is a meal for one, so expect to focus on your food instead of socializing with others. ...Continue reading