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By A-Mar on February 23, 2015
Our departure to and arrival in Beijing was full of stories all its own: ridiculous traffic as a result of Koreans paving the road during rush hour; not realizing I left my hiking shoes in the car until after we went through security at the Busan airport; stories about dark alleys in China… that turned […]
By A-Mar on February 19, 2015
Happy Seollal! It’s Lunar (Chinese) New Year here, which is a huge holiday for Koreans, typically involving celebrations and ceremonies to honor ancestors, as is custom for many holidays here. The Korean New Year almost always lines up with both the Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, but it’s actually based on the Korean lunar calendar, […]
By A-Mar on February 5, 2015
After my last post about hiking, it may seem like I’d never be up for it again. Maybe I laid it on a little too thick there! Really, hiking isn’t all that bad. Plus, it is a lot easier to enjoy your time in Korea if you enjoy (or at least are open to) hiking […]