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Side Dishes And Snowboarding In South Korea

Our days are officially numbered. The snow has stopped, the bitter winds are easing and the ski resort that Bobby had frequented, closed their slopes a couple of Mondays gone. While I’m happy for the return of heat, I’ll miss the little road trips together and watching Bobby in his element, excitedly flying down the mountain and asking… Continue reading Side Dishes And Snowboarding In South Korea

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Where to Get your Cherry Blossom On in Korea: Updated for 2015

Originally posted on Travel-Stained:
*In recent days, last year’s post about Cherry Blossom Festivals in Korea has become popular again on this blog. It seems like people are already making travel plans for this year’s season, so I’ve updated with dates for 2015, and provided tips for getting the most out of your festival experience.…

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First Moon After Seolnal – Jeongwol Daeboreum

Yesterday the mother in law came home with a big bag of peanuts, dropped them on the table and exclaimed I must eat them with her. “Chaaaanntil pleeeese s*it douun”. The next twenty minutes were filled with broken Korean on my part, “Peanuts, why buy?” and so forth while she pointed at the sky repeating… Continue reading First Moon After Seolnal – Jeongwol Daeboreum

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Mat-Jibs And Fairy Lights: The Garden Of Morning Calm

At the moment and since December, different gardens throughout Korea are putting on light displays to keep admissions up over the colder months. After seeing this on TV and finding out it was only a 1-1.5 hour drive away, I put in my request and a few days later we bundled up in our warm clothes… Continue reading Mat-Jibs And Fairy Lights: The Garden Of Morning Calm

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Dog Cafe In MyeongDong

A few days back I read Seoul In Black And White’s post on free traditional Korean medicines at the UNESCO building in MyeongDong and got excited to try. Experience Oriental Medicine Center are offering cupping, acupuncture, massage and hanbok experiences for free to foreigners. I have a huge interest in traditional therapies/ natural medicines and combined with the fact… Continue reading Dog Cafe In MyeongDong

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Seolnal: Korean New Year 설날

새해복많이받으세요! ~ Happy Korean New Year! This is coming in late as we were partaking in festivities, both with family and friends. In Korea, they celebrate two New Years, one by the Solar calendar (January 1st- Western style) and their own, planned out by the Lunar calendar which follows the phases of the moon. Each year, it falls on a… Continue reading Seolnal: Korean New Year 설날