On the Road Again!

We are back on the road as of Tuesday, November 2nd, 2011. We are first headed to Amman, Jordan and on from there. Check out our itinerary to find out where we are headed. We are volunteering in Butakoola Village, Kayunga, Uganda for a month to build a community well and run disability awareness programs. […]

Jason’s Class Bio – Stanford

Stanford class is 6 years old (5 western age). I teach them from 11:30am to 12:50pm. We take a break around 12:10pm by lining up on little red dots and marching down the hallway. All my kids are obsessed with a part of the wall where we line up because it is covered with small […]

Jason’s Class Bio – Emory Class

Emory class is 7 years old (6 western age) and in their second year of studying English. I have 7 children in the class, 3 girls and 4 boys. We study two programs called “Treasures” and “Rainbow Bridge”. Basically, this makes our class one of the busiest classes in the school. Our class begins at […]

Jason’s Top Ten

As Ash and I are nearing the end of our trip’s first leg, I have thought back to the highlights of the past year and a half. Ashley has already listed her top memories, so I feel like it is only fair to even things out with my top ten trip list. We have met […]

Shanghai Hen Style

Our arrival in Shanghai reminded me of a story in one of my favorite books. When a farmer needs to introduce¬† new hens to the mix, he waits until all the veteran hens are asleep, and then slips them in. In the morning, none of the veteran hens even realize that there are new arrivals. […]

Couchsurfing, Beijing and the Great Wall of China

We recently visited China during a much needed week-long vacation from our jobs teaching English in South Korea. We departed bright and early on Saturday, July 24th, along with two of our co-teachers, Brian and Dianna. To our slight embarrassment, Ashley pointed out that Bryan and I were looking like twins, both wearing gray colored […]

Our Karma-Travels Challenger

Throughout our travels for the past year there has been one constant. No, I’m not talking about Jason’s craving for anything muffin-like or items that resemble cookies. I am talking about our Karma-Travels Challenger. This “challenger” took time out of her busy schedule of teaching 1st graders to write us letters to be opened when […]

Happy 1 year of travel

The date today is Sunday, May 16, 2010.¬† One year ago Jason and I stood at the airport and said a very teary goodbye to my Dad. As we waved goodbye to the last familiar face we would see for some time, I was speechless. And for those of you who know me, that does […]

Giant’s Game and Clubbin in Busan

In honor of our friend Bryan’s birthday, we all went to a Lotte Giants baseball game then to Club Makdem on Saturday. The Giants’ stadium seats around 25,000 and is very nice. The view is great everywhere in the park. Behind home plate, there is a huge section of seats with tables for eating – […]

Saturday Exploration

Last weekend, I decided to set aside my Saturday to explore the mountains just to the north of our apartment. We have been here before, but only to select spots and I naturally wanted to see what else was to be found. I set off around 10 am, via subway, towards Beo-ma Temple. After a […]