First Impressions of Hong Kong

Blade Runner IRL When we told a friend we were going to Hong Kong his first comment was “it’s like Blade Runner in real life.” I wish we had been in Hong Kong for at least one night when it was pouring rain because that would have solidified the analogy, but I can totally see…

First Impressions of Tokyo

Amazing Mystique I don’t know exactly how to explain this, but as I was growing up, anything I learned about Japanese culture and about Tokyo always seemed so mysterious. Like I was learning something about a long lost culture that is entirely different from mine. I wasn’t huge into manga, anime, karate, or other common…

First Impressions of Seoul, South Korea

After traveling in South America for 6 months, Seoul was our first introduction to the Asian leg of our trip, and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to start. Seoul has everything we city dwellers love: good food, an excellent transit system, and a great combination of old and new that begs you to…

First Impressions of Puerto Escondido

After a month in Oaxaca, taking Spanish lessons, visiting every nearby attraction we could, and going to every single museum in the city, we were looking forward to Puerto Escondido as a place to generally slow down our pace. We loved our time in Oaxaca but after a month there we wanted to go to…

First Impressions of Oaxaca

Oaxaca has been an amazing place to visit. Its hard to say for sure, but our gut says its a great first place to visit on your first time to Mexico because it has a great balance of everything. Its a city, so there is a lot to do and a lot to see and…