The Vegetable

In this post I will refer to Sarah as “The Vegetable”. You might not know this but when Sarah gets cold, she develops severe muscle atrophy, brain paralysis and speech impediment; in other words Cold Sarah = Cucumber. So today we took the subway for about an hour to Suwon, “The City of Filial Piety”…

Winter Wonderland

Today we went to what’s considered one of the best sites in Seoul, the Changdeokgung Palace Secret Garden. A genius had the greatest idea (sarcasm) to only allow visitors in if they take a forced 1.5 hour tour of these pretty but uninteresting gardens where they bombard you with the most useless information at the…

Seoul… A city with Soul

Despite being exhausted from our early morning to North Korea we also wanted to continue to explore Seoul.  We went to this artsy area called Itaweon with many craft stores and souvenir shops, it was incredibly nice. Itaewon is also known for traditional tea houses. We went to one, originally because we just wanted to…

Kim Jong Noodles

Days like today feed my travel instinct, experiences like this just make me want to go out and see what this planet has to offer. Today we took a tour to the DMZ (Demilitarized zone), the border between North Korea and South Korea. This place is the most militarized area in the world, there are…

Welcome to Seoul

Sarah couldn’t find her gloves so we went back to the restaurant from last night and they were sitting exactly where she left him in an outside cubby where she had also taken off our shoes.  We share this story because it displays how nice this culture is, they would never even think of stealing…

Hahoe Village

Today was Sarah’s 30th Birthday in Korea!!!! If she wasn’t married yet, this is the day where she is officially past her prime here and she can expect to live a single life from now on (actually Sarah is 31 in Korea as when you are born here you are immediately 1 year old) We…

You said easy?

We focused our second day in Gyeongju to visit two UNESCO sites around 30 minutes away from the city. The first one is the Bulguksa Temple,  this temple is of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea. It is considered the most beautiful temple from the Silla Kingdom. It…

Mc-Gyeongju

We gave up, we tried to be strong but at the end we succumbed to the temptation of a juicy Mcdonalds hamburger. At least I got to try the McBulgogi, not as good as my favorite quarter pounder, but its always good to try the specific item that McDonalds offer in every country. We arrived…

Double Decker Bus..an

Second day in amazing in Busan and we are almost fully rested. We decided that the most efficient way to see all the sights was to take the hop-on, hop-off double decker bus. Our fist stop, was the UN Memorial Cemetery where all the soldiers from countries like Canada, Australia, U.S.A, India, etc.. that died during the…

Lost in Busan!

We took the three hour KTX bullet train from the super modern Seoul Station to Busan, the train goes as fast as 250 mph (usually takes 6 hrs on a normal train) and enjoyed watching little Korean kids eat weird smelly food as they rode with us in the train. There is even a little…

May The Kimchi Be With You!

Hello Everybody, We had a nice 12 hour flight to Incheon, Korea which is the little city next to Seoul where the airport is located. We flew in the new A380 which was a nice experience for airplane lovers like me!  Asiana was a cultural experience in itself.  The flight attendants bowed to each of…

First Stop: South Korea

We are all packed and ready to fly tomorrow to Seoul, South Korea!! We have been talking about  this for about 2 years. So I must admit its pretty surreal we leave tomorrow, but it is all about to become very real!  We can’t wait to begin our adventure and thank you to everyone who contributed…