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

September On the Go!

September On the Go: Knitted booties

Cooler breezes have blown in and the nights are getting chilly while the days still get pretty hot. It’s always rough dressing for such weather. I’ve constantly been putting layers on and taking layers off and I think being pregnant … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to Summer with Blooming Cosmos

Seoul, Korea: Cosmos @ Mangwon Hangang Park

The winds have shifted and the cooler breezes have been blowing in to say autumn is here and winter is on its way. With autumn comes some amazingly colorful mountain views but also to delight, the cosmos bloom. It’s a … Continue reading

Fry Everything, Please

Seoul, Korea: Gongdeok Jeon Town

Gongdeok Jeon Town (공덕전타운) is not a town as the name would suggest and is really not much more than two shops that sit side by side selling the same sort of fried food fare, but if you’re someone that … Continue reading

Tall Grass Blows In The Wind

Seoul, Korea: Sky Park, Haneul Park (하늘공원)

Sky Park, or Haneul Park (하늘공원), is ready once again with tall grass blowing in the wind for people to come and enjoy the views in the cooler autumn breezes. Throughout most of the summer, the eulalia stalks are just starting … Continue reading

5 Things To Do in Seoul This Chuseok Weekend

Chuseok Charye Altar

Chuseok, a holiday devoted to being thankful for a good harvest, is one of the biggest holidays in Korea. Families come together, eat large amounts of food and play games. Falling on the 15th day of the eighth month on … Continue reading