Autumn Views of The Secret Garden

Seoul, Korea: Changdeok Palce The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (비원 or 후원) is one of the biggest draws to Changdeok Palace (창덕궁) and it is touted among Koreans as a beautiful place to take a stroll not only in the autumn but in every season. It’s … Continue reading

Five Parks in One

Mapo-gu, Seoul: World Cup Park, Nanjicheon Park

Again and again Sky Park is mentioned as a must see in the Mapo area. Every autumn the tall buckwheat reeds turn from lovely greens to golden and brown hues that wave in the cool breezes and people flock to … Continue reading

October On The Go!

October on the go: Pregnant Photoshoot

Trying to get out and about to take advantage of the beautiful autumn scenery and enjoy the cool breezes while one is nine months pregnant is not the easiest thing, if you were wondering. Shifting from days of being “fat” pregnant … Continue reading

A Look Back: Our Korean Wedding Ceremony

Korean Wedding Ceremony

Three years ago at the end of October my family from the States arrived to Seoul and we made our way down to Busan to prepare for my first wedding ceremony to my husband. Though it’s not our “official” anniversary … Continue reading

What to Expect When You’re Expecting in Korea, Pt. 1

July on the go, belly black and white at 25 weeks

When I found out I was pregnant, the feelings of excitement, joy and of course some nerves washed over me. My expectations for pregnancy came from movies and growing up and hearing stories. The stories were more about my grandmother … Continue reading

The TempleStay Supporters Program This Fall

Templestay (62)

Have you visited a Buddhist temple in Korea and witnessed the colorful architecture and maybe some beautiful hanging paper lanterns and wished there was more information provided so that you could learn more about Korean Buddhism? Have you wanted to … Continue reading

The Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Market

Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Market

During the Joseon Dynasty some 600 years ago, Bojewon a medical institution was set up in Jegi-dong. ‘Won’ means an inn that was located along a main thoroughfare. These inns provided food and lodging to travelers with government-related work or … Continue reading

Experiencing Traditional Herbal Remedies

Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Market

Today is the second and final day of the yearly Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival (서울약령시 한방문화축제) up north at the Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Market in Dongdaemun. Every fall since 1995, this event has taken place to celebrate the history … Continue reading

Fire Flowers Light Up The Sky

Yeouido Fireworks Festival, Seoul, Korea

This past Saturday, the yearly Seoul International Fireworks Festival (서울세계불꽃축제) took place over at the Yeouido Hangang Park. Of course massive numbers of people arrived using all modes of transportation and not only was the park packed but the bridges … Continue reading

My Korean Husband Attended Our Baby Shower

Baby Shower

We had a great baby shower thrown for us this past weekend. I wanted my husband to be there to share in the event as it is not something that Koreans do. It was a great way for him to … Continue reading