Parting of the Sea (Jindo, South Korea)

When I mention the parting of the sea, I’m sure your first thought is, didn’t Moses do that in the Bible? Well you would be correct, but in Jindo, South Korea, they have a Sea Parting Festival that is unrelated to the story that we know. The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival occurs once a…

A great day at Seoul Forest

We have been slowly hitting all the parks in Seoul and have been wanting to visit Seoul Forest because we heard that the park is very expansive, and also that you get to have some close encounters with deer! And by now you all know how much I love to get up close and personal with…

Seoul’s Noryangjin Fish Market

In honor of this week’s weird food – Nakji, this week’s post is going to be of Seoul’s famous Noryangjin Fish Market where I have had the opportunity to chow down on some delicious Nakji as well as a variety of other seafoods. I’ve always loved visiting markets whenever I travel, there’s something very interesting…

Walk like an Olympian

It’s amazing to me that even though we’ve just celebrated our 1 year mark in Korea that we are still constantly discovering new places. We have seen the Olympic stadium next to the Baseball stadium at the Sports Complex subway station, but did not realize that there is an entire park created around many of…

Lantern Festival – A Celebration of Buddha’s Birthday!

Starting the end of April, you will start to notice lanterns lining the streets of Jonggak/Jongno and down by Cheonggyecheon.  This is your first indication that Buddha’s Birthday and the Lantern Festival is coming up.  Buddha’s Birthday is the 8th day of the 4th lunar month.  Temples all around Korea light lanterns to transfer the…

Adventure to Everland

Korea has 2 well known theme parks, Everland and Lotte World. I am not a huge fan of theme parks, and honestly rides make me nauseous! But we found out that Everland was holding a Tulip Festival and I also found a coupon on Trazy selling tickets for only $29.50 per person (this was the…

Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden

I have visited Gyeongbukgung Palace (the largest of the palaces in Seoul) probably 7 times now, the funny thing is that Scott has not even visited once! A friend of ours asked if we wanted to see Changdeokgung and visit the Secret Garden and since we want to enjoy this beautiful spring weather, I was all…

Strawberry picking in winter!

I am a native Floridian, so when I think of Strawberry picking, I think of Plant City, Florida and the Strawberry Festival.  Well even though it was a chilly 37 degrees Fahrenheit in Seoul, far from the warm Florida weather that we’re used to, it was nice to know there were strawberries ripe for the…