a city so nice they named it twice

“Manhattan is the other name.” New York City is never boring. The city is always changing, so fluid and dynamic. I’ve been to NYC over 20 times, and I have yet to explore everything. I doubt you can even explore the same street year after year without some alteration here and there. I’m planning another […]

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chi-town, fun town

What can you do in Chicago in 72 hours? Quite a lot, actually. I’ve been to Chicago a handful of times, both for work and pleasure. It’s one of my favorite cities in the U.S. for its food, attractions, people, and culture. If you’ve never been before, I highly recommend booking a trip. Without further […]

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london, baby!

Just touched down in London town. After a few days in Paris, I took the Chunnel to London. The Chunnel (Channel Tunnel) is a rail that connects northern France to southeast England. There are over 23 miles/37 km of the tunnel that is underwater. It’s a very popular way to get from Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, […]

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paris, je t’aime

As the iconic Audrey Hepburn said in Sabrina, Paris is always a good idea. For myself, a person who studied French since 7th grade (and even minored in the language in college), it has been a dream of mine to visit the City of Lights. Well, just last week I made that dream into a reality. […]

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the big easy 

Hurricane Nate’s got nothing on love! I was in New Orleans over Columbus Day weekend to celebrate two friends tying the knot. Due to the city-wide curfew in response to the storm, they had to push their ceremony and reception up a couple of hours, but they were able to be married and celebrate with […]

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windy times

There’s a reason why John Hughes shot so many films in Chicago. This metropolitan city is as cosmopolitan and internationally cultured as New York but comparatively underrated. It’s a city that has inspired more writers, innovators, and creators than anywhere else in the world, but it is often forgotten the impact Chicago has on some […]

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eat drink man woman

If you’re unfamiliar with the title of this post, it’s from this popular 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee by the same name. I love the opening scene (which I wouldn’t recommend watching if you’re hungry, FYI) and it only increases my love for Chinese cuisine a million times fold. With that on replay, I thought […]

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i love you so matcha

Since I wrote a post about D.C. coffee shops, I thought I’d do the same for matcha in the District too. I find these lists to be really helpful when I have a craving and need to look at a list and/or map of the places that offer these services. For those unfamiliar with matcha, […]

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