HoliDaze Archive

alcohol

First Impressions of Korea: The World’s Cutest And Drunkest Country

Seoul, South Korea skyline just after sunset

Welcome to South Korea, quite possibly the cutest country in Asia, and undeniably the most drunken nation in the world. Koreans drink more than twice as much alcohol as the second hardest drinking country, Russia. My first impressions of Korea were of being surrounded by cute women and cute cartoon characters alongside countless bars and … Read More

Offbeat Oslo, Norway: A Quirky Travel Guide

Offbeat Oslo, Norway

Exploring the fjords and glaciers. Embracing the midnight sun. Breathtaking scenery and one of the homes of the Northern Lights. A vibrant sauna culture. Yes, Norway is known for a lot of things. However the country is not known for its one-of-a-kind museums, eccentric artists and lust for liquor….but maybe it should be 😉 The … Read More

Strange, Unique & Quirky Museums in Central Europe

Zurich, Switzerland

There is nothing like a few good strange, offbeat or quirky museums to add a unique, memorable twist to your travels. For the last decade I’ve been crisscrossing the globe and visiting every weird museum I stumble across with a simple motto: the stranger, the better! If you plan on visiting Central Europe, be sure … Read More

Unique Types Of Alcohol Only Found In Iceland

Unique Iceland Alcohol

“During summer when it’s 24 hours of daylight, we drink to celebrate that. When it’s winter and only a few hours of daylight, we drink just to get through it.” Welcome to Iceland, a country with a complex and interesting relationship love of alcohol — including several unique types of alcohol that are available nowhere … Read More

Traditional Alcoholic Beverages To Try While Traveling

Sake in Tokyo, Japan

Do you love an ice cold bottle of beer or a glass of wine? No, I’m not going to tell you to stop! In fact I’m most likely the one urging you to have another glass. Just don’t drink the same thing on vacation that you would be at home — try something new! Like … Read More

Best Things To See And Do In Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

The HoliDaze Ultimate Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Travel Guide

Swimming with Blacktip Reef sharks. Learning how to cook crab curry. Drinking toddy fresh from the palm tree. Pristine beaches and beautiful temples and friendly people. Yes, these are just some of the things to see and do in Trincomalee, one of my favorite cities in all of Sri Lanka. Located in the northeast corner … Read More

One Night In Bangkok And The World’s Your Oyster…

Bangkok Nightlife @ Patpong

Having spent two weeks in Bangkok I can now say that I understand and appreciate the words to the One Night In Bangkok song that much better. But before I get into the sordid nightlife of Thailand‘s capital city, let me just first say a few things: I came to Bangkok for culture and I … Read More

Nonbei Yokocho aka “Drunkards’ Alley” ― Tokyo’s Hidden Nightlife

Nonbei Yokocho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Translated as “Drunkards Alley” or “Alley Of The Drunkards,” Nonbei Yokocho is two parallel alleys in Shibuya, Tokyo that contain a grand total of around 50 miniature bars, although a couple of times it has mistakenly been cited as having a hundred or more bars. Sure, the bars are small, but there is no way … Read More