After months of planning, my Gapshida journey has started! The first stop is Canterbury, England, to meet with Tanya. Over the next few weeks I’ll be travelling to 11 cities in 9 countries. I’ll actually go around the earth 1 time for Gapshida, and this is the beginning. This is a really awesome thing that happens to me. What a lucky person I am, that I can do what I like!

Goodbye rainy New York!

Maangchi at JFK airport

This trip is a lot different from my usual way of travelling. There won’t be a lot of time for sightseeing: I’ll be filming, cooking, and travelling to my next destination, with barely any time to take a rest.

I’ve exchanged hundreds of emails with the people I’ll be meeting along the way, and there are many awesome dishes to be cooked and shared, I can’t wait to see them and cook with them. You’re going to love them, too.

All the people who are organizing this with me are really passionate about food. It’s my goal to capture their passion on video, and also to teach them how to make their own videos. Who knows, maybe they will start their own YouTube cooking shows.

I’ve also prepared some recipe videos to upload while I travel. So don’t worry, Korean cooking videos will be coming on time, but I might be really slow to answer any comments or emails.

And if you live in one of the countries that I’m visiting, come and join us for a meetup – contact the people on this list for details. Don’t be shy!

I’m going to post updates as I travel, so come back to my website and see where I am, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

See u soon!

Gapshida!~ : )


  1. vb38 joined 7/10 & has 36 comments

    Hv a good trip and stay healthy.

  2. pucca joined 3/11 & has 9 comments

    bon voyage, maangchi! we will all be looking forward to your updates!

  3. scarryvictoria Singapore joined 2/11 & has 13 comments

    Have good and safe trips:) hope to see you soon in Singapore:)

  4. tomco1025 California, USA joined 9/11 & has 11 comments

    Congratulations Maangchi! I hope you have safe journeys and good times! I look forward to watching all of your videos and learning new recipes. You are a great inspiration and I look forward to all of the things that you have in store for us!

  5. korea4me South Korea joined 10/09 & has 55 comments

    Safe journey, Manchi! Bon voyage! Looking forward to your videos. xxxxxx

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