Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh is the epitome of Cambodian architecture and opulence. Still maintaining a monarchy, Cambodia has worked hard to preserve their Royal Palace as a tourist destination and cultural icon of Cambodia’s past. While travelling through this country in early 2015, we took the time to visit this gilded estate and see its beautiful grounds for ourselves. Continue reading

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Gyeongbokgung – Seoul’s Largest Palace

Gyeongbokgung is one of Seoul’s most popular tourist destination for good reason.  While living in Seoul we made numerous trips to this massive palace and each time we found something new and fascinating. Gyeongbokgung, whose name roughly translates to mean “The Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven,” served as the royal palace since the first buildings were constructed in 1395. Continue reading

The Adventure Continues!

Time is a funny thing. One minute you find yourself in college making a mockery of higher education with your sub-par study habits; the next, you’re living on a different continent working as an educator. Similarly, you can easily go from being a naive young “adult” believing fully that marriage and meaningful relationships aren’t in your cards- to a happily married life filled with adventure and happy cohabitation. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Treasure

This week’s photo challenge by the Daily Post is “Treasure.” We were excited for this challenge as it is a chance to show off some of Korea’s own treasures. Korea has over 300 National Treasures and UNESCO has also designated many of Korea’s Treasures as World Heritage Sites. We have had the opportunity to visit a few of them and can see why they are so special. Continue reading

Birthday Surprises

Because my birthday was on a Friday this year, I still had to work. It was one of my shorter days, so it wasn’t too bad. Once I had finished my last class, I was packing up my stuff to go home when all of my coworkers surprised me with  an amazing cake. They sang to me and had me blow out the candles then we all proceeded to eat it with chopsticks as our school doesn’t have any spoons or forks haha. Continue reading