Category Lodging and How We Found It

A Glimpse of Medical Tourism in Vietnam

KC and I have managed to stay healthy (knock on wood) these past 2+ years, but we’ve needed to see a few doctors along the way: a yellow fever shot required to get in and out of Zambia; a crown to replace an old filling… that sort of thing. KC had an old hernia injury […]

La Casa: Seoul, Korea

Where: Gangnam Co-op Residences (aka Stay 7 Serviced Residences or Seocho Co-op Residence), Seoul, Korea When: April – June, 2014 Why: Our good friend, Marie, has been living in Seoul for a couple of years.  We couldn’t be this close and not spend time near her! Where within Seoul: Seocho (near Gangnam District ,the new-money, posh […]

Why We’re Jazzed About Inner-City Johannesburg

In our travels, KC and I often avoid big cities. After skirting around Johannesburg, southern Africa’s biggest city, for more than a year, we decided to check it out before we left Africa. Most tourists flock to the high-end malls of Sandton, a suburb on the city’s north side, but for several years we’ve been […]

La Casa: Swakopmund, Namibia (Sandcastle Apartments)

Where: Sandcastle Apartments, Swakopmund, Namibia When: November – December 2013 Why: No particular reason except that Namibia has a reputation for vastness, beauty, silence, and solitude. Where within Namibia: Swakopmund is a coastal tourist town on the Atlantic Ocean, a former German colonial city. It seemed preferable to the capital of Windhoek for no other […]

La Casa: Hermanus, South Africa (house-sitting assignment)

Where: Pet-sitting in Hermanus, South Africa  (75 miles / 120 km from Cape Town) When: July 2013 How we found it: Several months ago we joined a few house-sitting websites, including HouseCarers; they generally act as a social media-type of site matching house-sitters with home owners.  We update our profile with our country of location […]