Best of Seoul’s Parks & Gardens in Fall

The past two months have been busy with back-to-back travel and visits from friends and family. Fortunately, we didn’t miss fall and tried to make the best of what Seoul had to offer. It’s already winter now and the weather has been iffy with cold spells and showers of snow. As we brace ourselves for…

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In and Around Andong in Autumn

Mistaken Names & Towns I’ve wanted to experience a temple stay program for a very long time. So, last year, I was very excited when my Korean friend gifted us a couples’ stay at a temple of our choice. We chose Woljeongsa Temple (월정사 전나무숲) in Gangwon Province. Woljeongsa Temple lies in Odaesan National Park (오대산국립공원) — a popular fall viewing…

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Hiking Bukhansan on Chuseok

Getting there We reached Gupabal Station (subway line 3) at 7:00 a.m. in the morning. There’s a bus stop, on the same side of the road, around 5 minutes from exit 1. Most websites recommend Bus No. 704 (on the opposite side) or Bus No. 34. A taxi driver figured we were confused and suggested Bus…

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Seoul Battleship Park

  “Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” ― Emma Smith Life prospers around rivers. And when a river cuts across a densely packed urban city — it literally brings in a breath of fresh air. We’re incredibly lucky to have the River Hangang (한강)…

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Unlikely

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve always found probability theory to be intriguing. It puts a new spin on understanding the world we live in. Nothing is absolute or can be…

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Awakening

Even as a child, I never believed in magic or fairies or wondrous places where dreams come true. I never believed in tales of scheming witches, eccentric wizards, and sleeping princesses — waiting to be awakened — by a knight in shining armour. I never believed in spirits, even if, I did get scared in…

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