Hi, everybody,

I’m packing my backpack to leave for my 2 week backpack travel to Guatemala tomorrow! Ooh whoo! : ) 2 weeks travel is not that long, but my heart is beating now because of too much excitement!

I will try out authentic Guatemalan food as much as I can during my trip, and of course I want to meet local people, see beautiful scenery, and eat delicious food!

I won’t take my laptop, so I will check my email at an internet PC room if I can.

Even though I don’t answer you promptly, and there will be no new recipes for a while, please understand.


  1. Joyce Irvine, CA. joined 9/09 & has 17 comments

    Enjoy your trip Maangchi!!!

  2. hello there !
    i like korean foods so much.i was searching for the korean dishes ,then i saw your blog .It’s a very kind of you help people around the world know korean food.I want to know about making kimchi with green spring onion.Please tell me .thanks alot.
    Wish you a happy life .Fighting!! ^_^

  3. Beautiful cake and beautiful wrapping. Where did you get your tea cup? I am getting tired of using the stainless steel strainer.

  4. Hope your vacation brings you as much enjoyment as we get from watching your cooking videos and learning about Korean cooking.

  5. Oh, I read this too late, but I hope you have a SUPER time! You deserve it! I hope you get to try lots of great foods! I’m so envious!

    It’ll be great to read about what you saw and ate when you come back.

  6. Yes, have a nice trip! We are here waiting for you :-)

  7. Have a wonderful vacation, Maangchi!

  8. Have fun Maangchi and bon voyage! :)

  9. maximilian& has 11 comments

    please have a great trip!!!
    and tell me how spicy the peppers were when you get back!!!

    I’m sure keeping up with this site is very close to a full time job and we all commend your excellent effort and your unparalleled work.
    Love Max

  10. Have a safe and exciting adventure! You will be missed while you’re away, but I’m also anticipating a new Korean-Guatemalan fusion dish in the upcoming month… maybe!!

    Warm wishes!

  11. I hope you have a GREAT trip and I’ve lived there before. I know you didn’t ask, but my 2 cents … be careful of the water you drink and the veggies you eat that are washed in the water. Some tummies are more resilient than others, but it was an amazing “weight loss plan” for me, if you know what I mean, but it wasn’t a fun way to get thin at the time :)

    I hope you take photos to share with us!! :)

  12. Pure_Hapa Redondo Beach, California joined 8/09 & has 20 comments

    Have a great time Maangchi!

  13. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09

    Oh, wow you’re going on holiday! You deserve it very much!
    Guatemale is an interesting choice, be sure to bring back stories and pictures and perhaps a recipe :)
    Have a great time!

  14. You do need a break! Have fun Maangchi! Take lots of beautiful photos and share them with us! :) WAHOOOOOOO!!

  15. Oh wow Maangchi ssi, how exciting!! Have lots of fun! ^^ Bon Voyage! *waves*

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