Just last month a good friend of mine back from Boston University finally decided to take the plunge with his college sweetheart, so I of course hopped on a flight to drink to the couples everlasting happiness. Now of course the wedding was fantastic, and I wish the happy couple all the best, but for me the highlight of any trip is doing the rounds at the liquor stores. Hong Kong, for all its strengths, still lingers at the tails of the new craft spirit movement, meaning that many of the most exciting products can only be found by people going overseas. It’s become an integral part of my planning for any trip to bookmark any notable liquor stores as well as cocktail bars in each city I visit.
First things first; an apology from me for leaving the blog unattended for so long. I had been absolutely buried in a enormous amount of things to do, between moving house, to quitting my job(s), designing a new menu for a bar, and getting started on my MBA.
The good news is that because my MBA program kicks off with a month-long stay in Beijing, I found the opportunity to stop by Korea to say high to relatives, drink maekgolli, eat copious amounts barbecued beef, and otherwise unwind. In between all my Nero-esque debauchery, I managed to squeeze in a day trip to Andong, home to a Korean ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’, Andong Soju. Continue Reading