Kamsahamnida Korea!

We started our last day of Seoul by trying on traditional clothes at the hostel. Sarah looked really pretty while I looked like a very feminine gang member. We walked towards the Namsan Park, this is Seoul’s central park and the Seoul Tower is right there at the top of the hill. We are on…

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”…

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…