Buddha’s Birthday

May is one of our favorite months here in Korea. The spring flowers have gone, but the mountains are bright green against the clear blue skies. Everything feels new again and slowly but surely, every temple in the country starts hanging their seemingly endless supply of lanterns.

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It’s Springtime!

South Korea is a country of drastic seasonal changes and they are very proud of this characteristic. One of the most common points of pride for Koreans is that this small nation has 4 distinct seasons. We hear about Korea’s four seasons from students ad nauseum, but for one spectacular season, Spring, Korea’s changing weather is of particular note. Continue reading

Train Travels – Suncheon Garden Expo

In Seoul, we did most of our travels via subway. The Seoul metro was rated the best subway system in the world by CNN  because of it’s cleanliness, technology, and ease of use. We were sad that we would be leaving such an amazing mode of transportation when we moved across the country to Yeosu. But then, we discovered something equally spectacular! Trains! Continue reading