When we decided to move to Korea, Anyang seemed like a good fit, in part because of its easy access to Seoul. And sure enough, most weekends we find ourselves taking the 40 minute subway into the city of almost 10 million people to explore some of Korea's best experiences. It has food, culture, energy, history, … Continue reading Seoul Saturdays
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!
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.