After a Seoul winter that saw very little by way of precipitation, the early bloom of the cherry blossom trees is a welcome substitute for the snowflakes some of us longed to see descending from the inky night skies. So, as the spring winds gust through the tree-lined streets, tiny white petals have taken flight to mimic the snows that never came. Donning spring clothing and cameras, all of Seoul seems to be out to capture this annual spectacle of natural brilliance. Continue reading
We have been trying to get out and take some snow pictures for weeks now. However, every time we get a really beautiful snow, it is always while we are at work! By the time we get home, it is either too dark to take any good pictures, or it is all melted. *SIGH* This past weekend, it actually snowed all day on Saturday! We were able to hike the mountain behind our apartment and take some pictures of the temple up there. Continue reading
Some photographs stick with you for their beauty while others linger for their… how should we put this?…creepy qualities. This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is ‘eerie’. We had a shocking few pictures that we found to be haunting, ghastly, or bizarre in our portfolio since we tend to focus on the aesthetically pleasing. Below are a few photos we found on our hard drive to be a bit unsettling. Continue reading
It’s that time of year back home. That magical time when people gather together, grill meat, drink beer, and paint their bodies crazy colors. College football season. We miss many things from back in the states, but whenever our Facebook newsfeeds are plastered with pictures of tailgating and friends going to the games, we get a twinge of jealousy and homesickness. Continue reading
For five months we have been living and working right outside of Seoul in a ‘small’ city of 630,000 people. When we first came to Korea, we spent most of our weekends heading into Seoul looking for adventure and variety. Nowadays, we are perfectly content to wander the streets of our home in Anyang and see what we find. Continue reading
Why yes, in Korea we still celebrate the 4th of July by grilling meat and drinking beer. We just do it in the middle of a mountain stream.
Ryan, Kenny, Soo and I bought almost three and a half pounds of meat, kimchi, watermelon, and soju for the occasion. We loaded up into a taxi and headed to Gyeongin University in Anyang. The university is surrounded by mountains and there is a beautiful stream running down the mountain straight to the campus. Continue reading
Not just any other cafe, Cafe NiaNia is a Cat Cafe! Korea has many of these gems, and there just happens to be one right by our apartment! Oh happy day >^^< Continue reading