Runaway to Sister’s City

by Gray Cargill on October 24, 2011

Three travel bloggers

Juno, Stephen and me at Vermont Pub & Brewery

In August, I had the pleasure of hosting fellow travel bloggers Juno Kim (Runaway Juno), who hails from Seoul, South Korea, and Stephen Bugno, the Bohemian Traveler. Juno was in the midst of an epic US Road Trip, and when she asked where she should go, naturally, I spoke up on behalf of the beautiful state of Vermont. No road trip to New England would be complete without visiting Burlington, in my opinion. Juno and Stephen were exemplary house guests and it was fun talking shop with them (not to mention sharing a meal at one of my favorite eateries, the Vermont Pub & Brewery).

Juno recently asked me to participate in her series called “Runaway to Sister’s City,” in which travel bloggers discuss a “sister city” somewhere around the world. So if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts about why Burlington is a great travel destination, please check it out:

Runaway to Sister’s City: Burlington, Vermont

And while you’re there, explore Juno’s blog a bit. She has written a lot of great blog posts recently (and shot some cool video) about her trip to the US. One thing that consistently impresses me about Juno’s blog is not only how good it is, but the fact that she’s writing it in English, which is not her first language. Blogging is hard enough as it is, but to do it in a second language? Whew. I’m glad I’m not trying that!

 

Gray October 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I’m so glad you came! Hey, you remember that tea shop you guys worked in one day? I tried to go there last night with a friend and it’s a comedy club now! I had heard it would be, but I thought they’d still be a tea shop during the day. Kinda bummed about that.

Juno October 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Thanks for mentioning me here Gray! It was certainly a nice visit. Wish I had more time to explore! I liked Vermont. I think I could live there!! 🙂

Gray October 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

LOL, no I don’t hate you Sabina. I’m sure you had NO idea how radically cool Burlington is. But now that you do…. 🙂

Sabina October 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I didn’t know you met Juno! Also, on another surprising note, I’ve been to Vermont a few times, but am not sure if I’ve ever been to Burlington! Please don’t hate me 😉

Gray October 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

Good grief, Christine, you guys should totally do a meetup!
I’m not sure I get the traditional concept of sister cities, either. I know in some cases, they’re cities that share the same name, but are located in different parts of the world. That at least kind of makes sense to me. But in other cases it seems random. I guess it’s just whenever 2 cities agree to work together and learn more about each other’s cultures.

GRRRLTRAVELER October 24, 2011 at 6:43 am

I’ve been in Korea for a little over a year, visited Seoul on dozens of occasions and didn’t think she actually lived there! ha ha…

The idea of sister cities is interesting and I’m not sure that i get it. For some reason, I became a little familiar with them in Korea; many of their cities have a “sister city” in the U.S. (or it seemed) and when I’d try to match them up, I’d be like… ???? =)

Congrats on your interview and meetup!

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