Meiji Jingu Shrine

You’re right! Meiji Jingu Shrine isn’t in Korea! After a week with Don and Chris in Seoul, Miriam and I set off “alone” to spend a week in Japan! Don set it all up months ago, so it’s not like it wasn’t all planned out, but...

Sushi’o!

My (now deceased) friend Alex would laugh his butt off over this, since he could never, ever, get me to try sushi during his lifetime. But maybe a little in his honor, I braved the wild seaweed and rice rolls and… and… and found I actually ENJOYED them! In...

“San” means “Mountain”

After non-denominational church at the school on Sunday, we took the subway out five stops in a new direction toward Dobongsan. We crossed the busy street and headed “up” and into Bukhansan National Park, which offers a myriad of well-maintained hiking trails. But...

Immersed in the culture of Korea

Our first Saturday, both Don and Chris took us on another “tour” lasting nine hours! It was one jam-packed day, brimming with visual and culinary delights, deeply affecting (in a positive way) both my emotional and physical well-being. We began at the Jungmyo...

Shop till you drop!

After lunch, we were all well-fortified, and plunged back into the market to power shop. Before we ate, we’d bought hardly a thing, but now we were on a mission! Besides the usual tourist souvenirs I normally buy, like refrigerator magnets and chopsticks for friends...
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