The Remembrance Wall is quite sobering. The wall is constructed out of beautiful black marble that is reflective. As you read the names, you also see your image. I couldn’t help but see myself in every name on the wall and there are so many. Too many. We wandered around the beautifully carved memorial where more than 40,896 souls from all over the world are carved in perpetuity this past Memorial Day weekend and I’m so glad we did.
The road up to the cafe was winding and narrow. The rain fell in steady sheets. As we neared the peak, the clouds formed into think clusters of nearly opaque white foam in front of the car. It was pretty scary being out of control and my fellow passengers in the backseat felt the same way. We all rubbed a drop or two of frankincense behind our ears to combat motion sickness.
There are three sets: veal, lamb and both in that order (right side of the menu for 39,000, 49,000 and 79,000 Won respectively. There are three soups: fish, crab and beef that are an additional 19,000 Won. And there is a lot in between… hopefully your Hangul is up to the task because the staff does not speak fluent English.
My husband and mother left the inner circle and flung the tomatoes form the perimeter. I stayed in the fray and took quite a beating, but in the end, I think I gave better than I got– a victory in my opinion. Alas, the only casualty I suffered that day was my iPhone which apparently does not like tomato sauce.
I love the idea of a beautiful beach. The white capped waves foaming onto the velvety soft sand. Seagulls cawing in the pale blue sky… the sun, warm and bright… little kid’s sand castles dot the landscape. Sounds nice right? Summer = beach, right? Nope, not for me an my hubby. Especially my hubby who…
Top 10 Korean Summer Activities I love to hike, but not in the summer. I love the temples, but theres usually a hike UPmountain to get to them… so again not in the summer. Why? It’s hot! However, the summer is one of the best times to be in South Korea. There’s a lot going on, it…
There is no shortage of things to do on the island of Bali. No two list of things todo are or should be the same. You can snorkel, ride a horse, elephant or scooter. You can get a daily massage, shop, hike or drink to you drop. You can walk on the ocean floor, skip the waves on a surf board, paddle board or speedboat. Or you could do absolutely nothing at all by the pool, the bar or the beach.
I’m sitting in Vatos Urban Tacos in the Itaewon district of Seoul. This is my idea of heaven on Earth—3 chimichurri chicken mini tacos. I love this place and the ladies– can’t believe I came to Seoul to
I’m not a shopper. I like pretty things; I just don’t like to dust them. So when I travel, I buy a purse from a local designer, a couple magnets and maybe something small that I can put in “my space” that will remind me of the trip. Well I got the shopping fever in Bali. I spent quite a bit of time in the Sukawati Art Market and the Princess Art Shop in downtown Kuta.
And then it dawned on me. I realized it’s much more than the above. I realized it was more than just the sum of the experiences, the places I’d been or the things I’d seen. It was how it made me feel. And then I realized that I can experience a lot of the same sensations without hopping on a plane, train or boat… right in my own neighborhood.
After consulting the map I decided to hike up to the Kosangol Valley because it would take me past the Mud Crack Ripple Mark and Dinosaur Footprint. Keep in mind I had no idea what either of those markers on the map would entail or whether or not I’d be able to discern them once I had arrived.
Neighborhood Hidden Gems I really had no idea we would eat (or drink) out as much as we do. We wanted to live downtown, so we could walk out the door into the mix and that’s exactly what we did for the first 8 months we were here. We found the places everyone talks about…
I remember when we had orders to Korea, I wanted to know what the housing situation was like. I called housing and they told me we were going to be living off-post, so I googled apartments & hardly found anything helpful. Here is the first comprehensive collection of Daegu housing information on the Internet including pictures, helpful tips about the apartments I viewed. Enjoy and welcome to Daegu… I think you’ll like it here.