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Guest House Sa Rang Chae

Our visit to Gyeongju was pretty much perfect but it may not have been without the Sa Rang Chae guesthouse.  It was recommended by all of the travel books and blogs that we read but none of the descriptions really do it justice.

First, to book a room (you must do so in advance) you are required to fill ..read more

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Thank you!

A special thank you to the following folks:

Seoulistic was a great place to learn the basics about Seoul (and Korea) in general.  Jon even used the blog’s author, Keith Kim’s, podcast, Survival Phrases Korean, to learn enough words to keep us afloat.  http://survivalphrases.com/korean/guest.php. Thanks, Keith! 

To learn more about Gyeongju, we enlisted the help of Sherwin V. Jones.  If you are ..read more

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Photobooooooomz!

Ddeokboki (chewy, baby rice dicks)

My favorite person and my favorite building (Kellie’s, not Jon’s)

Helpful indicator.

Super healthy rice wine (spiced with nettles and mugwort). Size small.

#yogaeverydamnday. Jon really did a full routine each morning while I showered.  Each time I emerged from the wet room, he was in a perfect shoulder-stand.

Sneaking suspicion this bar could be the best place in Korea.

Posing ..read more

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Pilgrimage

The rustic charm of our accommodations needs further mention.  The guidebook said it had “local charm” but it’s better than that. Jon is totally ready to throw out our bed in lieu of sleeping on the floor.  Now all we need is a ramshackle courtyard filled with dusty gravel, tiny chairs, and shaggy dogs.

Let’s talk swastikas for a minute. They’re ..read more

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Pronounced with a Kyong-ju

A couple more words about the Temple stay before we move on.  We really did have to pick up leaves.  It was the first thing they made us do.  Peep the name-tag.

Of the three meals we had, Kellie ate them all at the girls’ table by herself (there were at least 50 boys in the room at any time.) Double ..read more

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