Changdeokgung Palace – Face Stabbing

Sara and I decided on a lazy Sunday after climbing to go check out one of the many palaces found around Seoul. Changdeokgung Palace was recognized as a World Heritage site in 1997. The palace was built in 1405, set fire to and destroyed in 1592 during a Japanese invasion and then rebuilt once again…

Seoul Zoo – Sara’s Birthday

On Sara’s birthday (Oct 14) we went with Joanna to the Seoul Zoo. Getting to the zoo could not be easier as the subway station has an exit that takes you directly to the front gate. After some main gate confusion and a lackluster KFC sandwich we entered the park. The only other large zoo…

Tongjin Elementary School Talent Show

Tongjin Elementary had their annual talent show a week ago. After finding out about it I was pretty excited to see the all the acts, especially my grade 5 and 6 students. I boarded a fancy coach bus to literally go down the road to where my apartment is which is roughly a ten minute…

Dinner with My School Staff

At the start of October I found out the day before (a common theme in Korea) that I would be going on a hike and then out for dinner with the school for a traditional meal. Each month I pay into a teachers activity fund which allows all the staff to meet together which I…

My School Day – Sara

My days at school start at 8:30 am, the first thing I do when I arrive is open windows, I seem to have the stuffiest room in the school. I start up “my cumputer” as it’s called on my desktop. I have to be ready to go, as my first class comes in at 9am.…

Korean War Memorial

On my birthday it was raining out, so there was no way that I could go climbing or out riding. Rather than waste the day, we decided that going to the Korean War Memorial/Museum would be a good way to spend the day. Now before we go anywhere, I try not to look at any…