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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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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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The Wrap


Maybe because I don’t drink anything stronger than coffee with milk and haven’t for a couple of years now, the idea that, this morning, I saw the view above from the window of the train to the Seoul airport and that tonight, right now, I am typing in a coffee shop in South Philly, is folding my brain at a ..read more

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Temple Life

Oddly enough, we never questioned why we were up at 4am this morning, hiking a mountain, Buddhist chants and a lone drum guiding the way. And we didn’t think about it yesterday when were raking leaves with a bunch of Korean high school kids who did not want to be raking leaves. We certainly didn’t think about it when we ..read more

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