Seoul International Fireworks Festival

A few weeks ago some friends and I ventured out of Tongjin and headed towards Seoul to see the International Fireworks Festival. The original plan was to go to the park where the fireworks would be launched. After some research and seeing the hordes of people comparable to the Seoul Lantern Festival. Waiting an hour…

Puerto Princesa – Island Vibes

The Manila Domestic Airport was busy when we arrived, but it seemed tourists (anyone that was not Filipino) was getting pushed through a little bit faster than everyone else. Security well… lets just say you don’t need to fret about it. As we were waiting for our plane to arrive we met another couple in…

The Cookie Incident

Sara and I watched Cookie (our friends dog) for two days. Quite the interesting two days that was. Cookie was dropped off Wednesday morning bright and early. Sara and I ate breakfast, brushed our teeth, and moseyed onward to work. Upon Sara’s return at approximately 4:30, she discovered that Cookie was no longer in her…

Climbing Insubong

Climbing Insubong! Quite the first multipitch adventure. I met Lian and some other Korean climbers in our party at the bottom of Insubong where we started our hour long hike up most of the mountain. The hike was absoulutey stunning with the leaves all changing color and the perfectly smog free day overlooking Seoul. We…

Hongdae Art Market

My co-teacher used to live in the Hongdae area which is located around Hongik University Station and is considered a trendy area for people in their 20’s and 30’s. We decided to make a trip here to experience the free market that is held in the park on Saturdays and Sundays. At the free market…

Seoam Elementary School Talent Show – Sara

Last Friday November the 1st my school hosted its annual talent show. The students have been preparing for this day for the last few weeks. My school also included an arts and craft show in the talent show. Students displayed many different types of art, paintings, poems, as well as ornaments. One of the grade…

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…