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THE YUMMY FILES: KOREA

by Carmel November 12, 2013

Welcome to The Yummy Files. We love a good meal. Whether it’s home cooked or out on the town, we want to share our favorite dishes and beverages while on the road. Come explore the food that has earned our highest praise, or what Shawn would just call…yummy. Our very scientific yummy scale It is […]

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FINDING PEACE IN SEOUL

by Carmel November 5, 2013

Have you ever felt like you were being pulled to a place? No matter how many times you were diverted from the course, you still ended up in the location where you needed to be? Did you follow the signs or did you resist them? I think I loved Seoul from the second we crossed […]

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CELEBRATING THREE YEARS OF MARRIAGE

by Carmel October 29, 2013

Low blood sugar, getting stuck in another Willy Wonka elevator, and a dumpling anniversary dinner We started a trend. Quite unintentionally, we have spent all three of our wedding anniversaries in a different city. Our first anniversary we spent in NYC. The second we were in heavy duty saving mode, so we spent it at […]

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CITY OF CONTRASTS

by Shawn October 24, 2013

Right before we arrived to Seoul a news article caught my attention. According to, The Korea Herald, Seoul’s suicide rate dropped for the first time in six years. The article cited data by the Seoul Metropolitan Government that a total of 2,391 citizens in the capital city took their own lives in 2012, down from […]

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WELCOMING CHANGE

by Carmel October 15, 2013

It was a little bittersweet leaving Mongolia. It is a beautifully complicated country that cannot be summed up in a few blog posts. It is also incredibly frustrating, noisy and polluted, yet I still left with a fondness for it that I can’t explain. Maybe it had something to do with the people – Shawn’s […]

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