Tagged: Culture

Seoul, Korea: Bukchon Spring Flowers 4

The Top 10 Spring Festivals In Korea

Spring has officially arrived. The temperatures tell us so. The sun is shining, the heavyweight coats are being hidden away in favor of colorful jackets...

Patjuk 3

Dongji aka The Winter Solstice Korean Style

Like many holidays, unofficial or not, in Korea, there’s something that should be eaten on the upcoming winter solstice, or Dongji (동지), so get your...

Jeju, Korea: Kalguksu, Korean Soup 4

Conversations With Koreans: Have You Eaten?

Recently in a conversation with four Korean women, the topic of etiquette and manners came up. We were discussing differences from the west compared to Korea. I brought up how endearing, although strange at first, that Koreans consistently ask if I’ve eaten and if I respond that I haven’t, inevitably food shows up.

Kathmandu, Nepal: Durbar Square 4

Kathmandu, Nepal: Durbar Square

Ever since the massive earthquake shook Kathmandu some months ago, I can’t stop thinking about the people of Nepal and the experiences that I had...