Max

Max is a chocolate aficionado & native Washingtonian who enjoys learning languages, dancing, wine on the beach, and finding unique uses for cacao. She revels in feeling familiar in the widely unknown. At the moment you'll find her traveling around the world in pursuit of chocolate stories. Follow her on Instagram @damecacao

How to Take a K-Pop Dance Class Online (or in Seoul)

K-Pop has dominated the world for more than a decade. K-Pop idols, as they’re called, are known for their exceptional singing and dancing skills, and many have trained for years to get to that level. Their talent and dedication inspire millions worldwide. Tiktok has definitely played a huge role in introducing people to KPop during …

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Dongdaemun Market 101: Where to Shop & What to Do

If you find yourself in Seoul, make it a point to head over to Dondgdaemun Market when you’re looking for souvenirs to bring back for family and friends. Ranging from luxury goods to secondhand deals, I’ve found that Dongdaemun night market has anything you might need— at well below retail prices.  Furthermore, the Dongdaemun neighborhood …

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35+ Weird Things About South Korea (From 3 Years Living There)

What country pops into your head when you hear the words soju, K-Pop, and kimchi? These three words are things about South Korea that definitely makes them famous. While these are often seen in K-Dramas, some things are best discovered in person. That’s why if you’re planning to visit or even move to Korea, it’s …

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How to Visit Changdeokgung Palace (+ Secret Garden)

Changdeokgung Palace is not the biggest palace in Seoul, but it’s notorious for its unassuming beauty, intriguing both locals and foreigners. Like all palaces in Seoul, the operating hours at Changdeokgung depend on the season you decide to come, but they generally run from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (closed on Mondays).  Entrance costs ₩10,000 …

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What is National Kimchi Day? (What to Expect & Celebrations)

Koreans are universally known for three things: K-Pop, K-Drama, and Kimchi. While it’s true that the first two are popular amongst the younger crowd, the latter is something everybody of any age can enjoy. Enough people have professed their love for this salty & spicy side dish that three US states and Argentina have declared …

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