Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Category: South Korea
South Korea February 27, 2015 South Korea’s Dreamy Camera Café We had landed in South Korea an hour ago. Rob was in Asia for the first time, and I was in South Korea for the first time. I couldn't believe we'd hustled enough time and money together to make it b... South Korea August 28, 2014 How to Barbecue Like All The Cool Kids Do In South Korea And the not so cool ones, and everyone. Everyone loves Korean Barbecue. It's a great time to sit around and chat with friends while grilling marinated meat and drinking alcohol. Man's timeless source ... South Korea August 21, 2014 Hwaeomsa Temple: Spirituality, Chanting at 3am, Wild Tea Gardens and my Near-Appearance in National Geographic Hwaeomsa Temple - One of the jewels of Korean Buddhism. Literally, it's name means, "Flower Garland Temple". It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful temples in all of Korea. It's loc... South Korea May 25, 2014 Tea at Seonamsa Temple on Mount Jogye Coming back from our two weeks spent in Korea felt like waking up from a dream. To me, the experience of being in Asia is always surreal. I remember talking to friends before I left, and telling them ...