Lessons Learned from Around the World

One early morning in Tokyo, I took a train to Meiji Shrine. The skies were clear when I left my hotel, but they were darker when I stepped out of the station. The rain began softly but quickened as I stepped past the Shrine’s torii gate. The downpour splattered off my raincoat but drenched the […]

Tteuran, Seoul

The herbal tea was bitter, but it knocked life back into my tired bones, sip by sip. I stared at the small garden, not looking at anything, just letting myself still. I really liked it here. Tteuran is a rustic teahouse, tucked away in an Ikseon-dong alley. It serves traditional Korean tea and snacks, inside […]