When I wrote about South Korean Teas from Teas Unique on Monday I realized that I’d never but into blog-post-form the story of how Rob and I visited this really cool place on Jeju Island: The O’Sulloc Tea Museum. I know, a tea museum? But trust me, it was so, so, awesome. Even if you’re
Who doesn’t want to take better cherry blossom photos? Strike a pose that recalls Sailor Moon-level coolness while the dreamy petals drift around you. Now, how do I get these camera settings right? So here’s the thing: I take a LOT of cherry blossom photos. When I was traveling through South Korea, my boyfriend got
We had landed in South Korea an hour ago. Rob was in Asia for the first time, and I was in South Korea for the first time. I couldn’t believe we’d hustled enough time and money together to make it back over the Pacific only a year and seven months after I returned from Japan.
And the not so cool ones, and everyone. Everyone loves Korean Barbecue. It’s a great time to sit around and chat with friends while grilling marinated meat and drinking alcohol. Man’s timeless source of joy. Gogigui (a.k.a. Korean barbecue) is beloved in Korea (and abroad) for many reasons. My personal favourite is the endless side
Hwaeomsa Temple – One of the jewels of Korean Buddhism. Literally, it’s name means, “Flower Garland Temple”. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful temples in all of Korea. It’s located on Mt. Jiri (or Jiri-san – Korea’s first designated national park!) in Gurye County in Jeollanam-do province. Fortunately, that is also reasonably close
Coming back from our two weeks spent in Korea felt like waking up from a dream. To me, the experience of being in Asia is always surreal. I remember talking to friends before I left, and telling them about how even though I had definitely lived for more than five months in Japan, sometimes I