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 […]

Jinhae Adventure

Jinhae is a well-known area in South Korea for couples to take in the picturesque cherry blossoms dotting the streams that gently flow down from the surrounding mountainsides. The town itself is located one hour west of Busan on the far side of a small bay. The town is also known for having a naval […]

Gyeong Ju and more

Last weekend we were invited by the mother of one of my former students to go with her and her son to Gyeong Ju. Gyeong Ju is a historic town in eastern South Korea that is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO for its historical significance. Other than being very old, it is […]

Busan Night Live Performance

Hello friends! We have been so busy so blogging had to be put on hold. But, we are back with a goal to write at least once a week. I am going to update you on our social lives and Jason will write to update you on the school life. Randomly back in February I […]

Three Day Weekend, Part Dos

Believe it or not, we have two three day weekends this month! Don’t get too excited though, we only have three all year. This past weekend, we ventured to Seoul, departing late Friday night after school and boarding the KTX high-speed train to our friend’s house in the capital city of South Korea. After the […]

A Frosty Valentine’s Day in Jirisan National Park

For Valentine’s Day/ Lunar New Year (a huge holiday in Korea) we traveled to Jirisan National Park for a break from city life. We took a local bus from the Sasang intercity bus terminal and 1 1/2 hours later we arrived in the small city of Jinju. We looked around for a short while and […]

Yoga + Lost + Friends = Great Weekend

So I started this weekend off right by going to the climbing gym and meeting some new friends. I climbed with them for awhile, then found out that one of them was actually coming with me to meet up with my other Korean climbing friends. My friend, Hwan Yong’s younger sister was preparing to take […]

Just Living Life

So while we all wait for Jason to write about the rest of our trip to Japan (including New Years Eve) I have decided to write a little bit about what’s going on right now since it is Feb. 4th and it has been quite awhile since we have had a regular update. Since returning to work […]