SEOUL DIARIES 011: SOONDAE 순대

Introducing Korea’s traditional blood sausage: What it is: pig’s intestines stuffed with fermented soybean paste, glutinous rice, kimchi, cellophane noodles and pork blood. To this date, I can’t believe I had eaten this!! It’s pig intestines and I actually finished this whole plate of SOONDAE without knowing what it is!! Having walked across Han RiverContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 011: SOONDAE 순대”

The Cafè Braun, Mondsee

Hungry for apple strudels and a steaming mug of hot chocolate and coffee? The Cafè Braun was our mandatory pit-stop on a tour of landmarks from the 1965 film musical, Sound of Music! ‘Twas a rainy mid-afternoon, and we ran from Mondsee Abbey (a quick 50m dash) into the welcoming embrace of Cafè Braun, whereContinue reading “The Cafè Braun, Mondsee”

Photo-diary: Rangitoto and Volcanoes

Fedora’s friend Ridge drove us up the coast at Mission Bay – Patteson Avenue which overlooked the active volcano on Rangitoto Island They say, you only live once What with volcanic hazards and possible reawakening of volcanic activity, this place is entirely too beautiful. Then again, beautiful things are dangerous. The Auckland volcanic field isContinue reading “Photo-diary: Rangitoto and Volcanoes”

169. rain on the roof and instant coffee

“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.” – Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: SagaContinue reading “169. rain on the roof and instant coffee”