It was my last day in Busan, and I had saved to most demanding site for last. Today was the day I would trek to Seokbulsa Temple. This peculiar temple appears in many posts online, all of which praise its beauty. It was definitely worth the trip. Want to know how to get there? Check out my … Continue reading A trip to real Korea: Seokbulsa Temple
Update: I've also posted instructions on getting help with Ulleungdo, if that's your thing. I thought posting detailed instructions would be helpful to anyone looking to make the hike. The trip to Seokbulsa temple isn't too challenging for a mountain hike, but it's not a walk through a museum either. Come prepared for some very steep … Continue reading How to get to Seokbulsa Temple
It seemed like a pretty simple question, but climbing it was only half the battle. Not that Alyx and I had been to many mountains before (I once went to up a cable lift to the top of Mt Stanserhorn in Switzerland), we thought it was a nice enough day for a little adventure up … Continue reading “Want to climb a mountain today?”
Our first month here in Korea absolutely flew by. I don't think either of us can believe that it's been almost a month and a half since we hopped on a plane and started this adventure. We want to be able to look back on all of it, from the big trips to the pretty … Continue reading Month 1: Welcome to Korea!
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35 days may sound like a long time, but it has passed so quickly for us. Between settling in, learning about the culture, and teaching we haven’t had much time to really appreciate the changes. Let’s recap our experience in Korea so far in a couple time period posts. This one will cover our very first impressions.
Our first trip to Seoul was to Myeong-dong. A hyper busy shopping district. It was so lively and energetic, the place had a great vibe! Below are some photos from the day we spent there, including some of the landmarks we accidentally stumbled upon. This is a place that we are definitely going back to 🙂
Below you'll find some pictures of our 21 hour trip to Korea. To get there we jumped from Toronto to Chicago to Toyko to Seoul. Our longest flight was from Chicago to Tokyo, which lasted almost 13 hours. You can see the gradual decline of our mental state as the trip wore on 😛