Farewell Korea: A few of my favorite things

I know it’s been a little while since my last post, but as many of you may know, we have made our way back to the US after 3 years in Korea.  Packing up our house and moving ourselves and our dog Gomi halfway around the world has definitely been quite time consuming. You can…

Jinju Lantern Festival (Jinju, South Korea)

The 2017 Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival (진주 남강유등축제) is coming up again from October 1 to October 15. We visited last year and definitely were surprised by the number and variety of the lanterns. Jinju really means business when it comes to this festival! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or next,…

13 quirky things about Korea

We have been living in Korea for over 2.5 years now and my friends and family back home are always asking us to share our experiences living here.  Throughout our time here we have definitely noticed little things that we find very interesting and/or amusing and very different from back home.  Originally I was planning…

What can you get for $1? (Daiso) 

****Update as of June 2017**** Daiso has just opened a new store in Myeongdong.  Why is this so exciting you ask? Because it is 8 stories high, I think it’s the largest store in Seoul!!  To get there and see all 8 magical floors for yourself take the subway to Myeongdong Station, take exit 2….

Toilet Museum – Haewoojae – 해우재 (Suwon, South Korea)

If you’ve looked at the title of this post, then you might be wondering who in their right mind dedicates a museum to a toilet. Well, let me tell you about Mr. Sim Jae-duck, the man behind the Toilet Museum, also known as the first Toilet Theme Park in the world! Mr. Sim was according…

Touring the Blue House (Seoul, South Korea)

Sorry that I have been a little off the radar the last few weeks. Scott and I just went back to the States for a little. We actually got some beach time in, so looking forward to posting a little bit about that next week! But now that we’re back to Seoul, I wanted to…

Casablanca Sandwicherie and Morococo Cafe (Seoul, South Korea)

Everyone has that handful of restaurants that you just crave their food; and Casablanca is one of those restaurants to me.  Usually once a week, I will tell Scott that I NEED  a Shrimp Sandwich; this request is usually met with some eye rolling (not because he doesn’t enjoy their food, but because Scott doesn’t…

Brooklyn the Burger Joint (Seoul, Korea)

As we’ve lamented before, finding a good burger in Seoul isn’t that easy, but possible (you can read about some of our previous attempts here).  However, you won’t be disappointed when you go to Brooklyn’s Burger Joint and bite into that juicy burger and then wash it down with a calorie infused milkshake. I am…

Bangkok, Thailand (Things to know before you go)

This year as an early Christmas gift to ourselves, Scott and I decided we would take the time off from Veterans Day until Thanksgiving and go on a nice long vacation instead of our normal long weekend trips. At the top of my bucket list were the Maldives and Sri Lanka and we figured that this…