I'm a graduate student at a university in southern California, but before that I lived overseas in South Korea teaching English to elementary school students. I traveled extensively in the "Land of the Morning Calm" as well as to Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, and Cambodia. My goal is to fill my passport with visa stamps every ten years.
My favorite places:
The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Kyoto and Nara, Japan
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Haeinsa Temple, South Korea
When I travel, I let my stomach guide me and so far it's taken me to some wonderful, interesting, and weird places. I find the best way to gain someone's trust is to eat something first and then ask what it is after you've tasted it.