Fall in Korea at Jusanji & Juwangsan

This past weekend Dave and I didn’t have any plans so my Korean tutor recommended we go to a two places: Jusanji (주산지) and Juwangsan (주왕산). She said she goes every autumn and it’s really amazing. She couldn’t have been more right!

Jusanji Korea at sunrise

We woke up at 3:00am and drove 3 hours to get there. I knew it was up in the mountains so I took a motion sickness pill before we left. During the drive I tried to stay awake as long as possible, but around the halfway mark, I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer and I slept for the rest of the drive. I felt terribly guilty, but Dave was such a good sport about driving while I snoozed. Continue reading

Say WHAT?!

I was so busy last week that I completely forgot to post my Say WHAT?! photo. I’m not sure what’s worse… that I had it ready a week in advance or that I didn’t realize I forgot until Friday. Oops!

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Today’s shirt is definitely too profane for an elementary school student, don’t you think… Continue reading

Darangee Village Rice Terraces – Namhae, Korea

Namhae is such a great place to escape bustle of the city. Driving along the winding roads wasn’t my favorite thing, but I still really enjoyed the beautiful scenery even though I was a little bit nauseous! If you’re prone to motion sickness like I am, I highly recommend taking some medicine before driving around the island.

Namhae KoreaWe set out to find Darangee Village because they are supposed to be some incredibly beautiful rice terraces there. I learned about the rice terraces from an article by CNN Travel called “50 Beautiful Places to Visit in Korea.” The rice terraces are number 3 on the list and the featured photo is of a group of tourists watching and helping a farmer plant the rice, with the help of a ox. Really cool, right?

We had some difficulty finding the village. Initially, The address listed on the CNN Travel article was missing some information that our navigation system required. Thankfully, there were some signs along the way.

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Hangeul Day

Happy Hangeul Day! October 9th is the day Koreans celebrate their alphabet. It’s one of the best in the world and it’s definitely something to be proud of. Each letter has only one sound so if you really want to learn to read Korean, it only takes a few hours. I learned to read Korean in about 6 months, with practically no studying. I just kind of absorbed it.

I celebrated Hangeul Daywith my awesome Korean tutor. We went to 5 different temples. I learned a lot about the places we visited and a few new Korean words and phrases. One of the highlights of the day was seeing a flock of peacocks at one of the temples. They were so cute and it was such a nice surprise!

peacock temple korea

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Say WHAT?!

As an elementary school teacher in South Korea, I was often shocked at some of the clothes my students would wear. Curse words or obscenities didn’t bother anyone!

I asked some of my teacher friends if they had any examples of kids wearing messed up stuff to school and my friend Jenny sent me this.

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Can you guess what it says?

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Say WHAT?!

At Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea there is some wall art that left me amazed and confused. I have to admit, I did think it was a bit ridikiles.

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Say WHAT?!

Dave spotted this shirt at our local grocery store.

“Parachuting it seem to be casual.”

Do you agree??

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