Category Archives: Korea

Food Coma in Hongdae

Last week, I met a friend for lunch at Ciuri Ciuri, a fantastic Italian restaurant in Hongdae. It’s run by a Sicilian couple, and the owner himself waited on us and told us about all the dishes. I can’t wait … Continue reading

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Naksansa Temple

We visited Naksansa Temple on Friday after our time at Seoraksan. This Buddhist temple is located right by the sea, and boasts a 1300-year history.

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Seoraksan National Park

Last Friday, we signed up for a small-group tour on a small shuttle bus to Seoraksan National Park and Naksansa Temple. It was a very long day – we met up with the bus at Myeongdong Station at 7:30am and … Continue reading

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Strawberry Picking

On Saturday, I went strawberry picking at an organic farm (Haneum Farm) outside of Seoul with several other band spouses and a few of their kids. We had a fabulous time, and Korean strawberries are so delicious! We met up … Continue reading

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Snow Day in Seoul

Last Friday, we had a lovely snowfall here in Seoul. I decided to forgo a hot-chocolate-and-pajamas day in favor of getting a few shots of snow at a couple of palaces. In the morning, I headed out to Gyeongbokgung (along … Continue reading

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Olympic Park

Last weekend on a beautiful fall day, Domingos and I decided to check out Olympic Park, where the 1988 Olympics took place. The park was actually built in 1986 for the 1986 Asian Games as well as the 1988 Seoul … Continue reading

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What Really Matters

Eating and drinking, of course! I know you’re all dying to know what I’ve been eating lately. The answer is: there haven’t been a lot of new places to share as I’ve been visiting old favorites, but here are a … Continue reading

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Music and Art

A couple of weeks ago, we attended the Korean Ministry of National Defense 5th Marching Song Competition at KBS Hall. It was quite interesting – and long. We were there almost three hours with no intermission! The first half of … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum Festival

Last week, I went to a lovely chrysanthemum festival at the Jogyesa Temple near Insadong.  I believe the festival is there until November 11, so there’s still time to go and see this autumn flower showcased in many different ways.

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Out and About in the Fall

A week ago, I went to Nami Island with a few friends. We ended up missing the fast train, so we were stuck taking the regular subway to get there. With a long transfer wait partway, it took over two hours! … Continue reading

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Jeju Day Four

So I was really determined that we climb Hallasan Mountain, despite the weather trying to stop us. Sunday was supposed to be rainy in the early morning, then give over to strong winds. Perfect! We arrived at Seongpanak trailhead a … Continue reading

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Jeju Day Three, Part 2

Next up, the Chocolate Museum. This was weird and random but also interesting. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I didn’t already know a lot about the history of chocolate as well as having visited a … Continue reading

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Jeju Day Three, Part 1

Hey look, another rainy, overcast day in Jeju! That’s okay, today was museum day. Our first (and best) stop was the Nexon Computer Museum in Jeju City. This museum was awesome, filled with old computers and the history of computing. … Continue reading

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Jeju Day One

We made it from our house to Gimpo airport in good time for our 9:45 flight. The subway ride was only about 30 minutes, an easy one-transfer journey. Our flight was delayed 35 minutes, but we eventually set off and … Continue reading

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Jeju Day Two

Despite waking up to rain and gray skies, we were determined to get some sightseeing in! Our first stop was Cheonjeyeon Falls, located right in the Jungmun Resort Compex. The Falls have three locations, and we chose to only look … Continue reading

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