Further Afield

Longer travel and vacations from Vancouver.

Makgeolli Gangnam Style

Making Friends with Makgeolli 막걸리 Makgeolli is a low alcohol (6-8%) rice wine made from ground rice and a fermentation agent. It has a soy milky texture and a sweetness, and is served chilled. Sometimes it is carbonated. It’s a ‘common’ and cheap low-alcohol beverage traditionally made by farmers. But it’s come a long way baby. There’s Makgeolli, and then …

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Gwangjang Market, A Food Lover’s Travel Destination 광장시장 Seoul, Korea

Best Seoul Eats at One Stop Gwangjang Market If you go to just one market in Seoul, Korea, make it Gwangjang Market. Gwangjang Market is renown for its fresh market foods. Featured traditional Korean food worth sampling include bindaetteok, mayak kimbap, soondae, pigs’ feet, bibimbap, and lots more, all complimented by a bottle of makgeolli or soju. Bindaetteok 빈대떡 – …

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The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay

The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay I once lived in San Francisco, for eight years. As a San Franciscan, we acknowledge that the city is aesthetically blessed, temperately favoured, culturally magnetic, and even earthquake sensitive, and also that The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill is treasured, loved, and a significant landmark in …

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Cool Britannia: London Bus Museum

The London Bus Museum – 100 years of Bus History under one roof If you don’t like double-deck buses, you probably don’t like puppies. The London Bus Museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic London buses, covering 100 years of development – from the horse-drawn buses of the 1870s to the driver-operated, rear-engined 70-seaters of the 1970s. The London …

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10 Photos That Prove Oxford Is the City of Dreaming Spires

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Oxford is known worldwide as the home of Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. A day-trip visit from London to this popular tourist destination makes Oxford the perfect short-stay UK destination! 1. University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, England …

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Buen Dia Montevideo Uruguay

Buen Dia Montevideo Uruguay! This is a great time to visit Uruguay The South American travel scene is hot with 2014 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, and Uruguay as a travel destination is super hot. Uruguay is a hot topic, with its progressive government, its informal president and its social society. Its football team gearing up for 2014 FIFA World …

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