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One Last Adventure in Stockholm

You know that feeling when you visit a new destination, and it’s the complete opposite of what you imagined it to be? That’s what happened to me when I arrived in Stockholm. For my whole life, I associated Sweden with minimalism and modernism thanks to IKEA and Spotify. While the semi-cashless aspect of the country is pretty “technologically advanced”, I was surprised to see so much traditional architecture. It’s definitely not the land of time machines and jetpacks that I imagined it to be. Continue Reading…

Rainy and Moody in Munich

Today was a really lazy day. Mike and I were both exhausted after getting back from Berlin last night, so we slept in and took it easy today. After brunch, we took a stroll through Olympiapark and visited the BMW Museum. Continue Reading…

What Happens in Berlin Stays in Berlin

Mike and I arrived in Berlin tonight, and we’re fairly certain we’ve accidentally entered into an alternate universe. Continue Reading…

Visiting J.S. Bach in Leipzig

Mike and I are both musicians, so we decided to make a stop in Leipzig before heading up to Berlin. Leipzig has a rich musical history. In addition to being home to the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – one of the oldest orchestras in the world, the city was also home to Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn – two of the most famous composers to walk this Earth. Our plan for the afternoon was to visit the St. Thomas Church and the Bach Museum. Continue Reading…

A Second in Seoul

Every time I go to Seoul, it seems like I’m only there for a second. I’ve thought about spending a month or two exploring South Korea many times, but my travel plans always change last minute when Seoul is involved. This time was no different. I originally planned to stay for a week and a half after spending Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, but then I had to make an unexpected trip to Tokyo and my time in Seoul was reduced to three and a half days. Regardless, I tried to make the best of it. Continue Reading…

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