Jeju-do, South Korea’s Gem

Jeju-do South Korea

Jeju Island, the Hawaii of South Korea If you are living in or visiting South Korea for any length of time, the locals will tell you that you must visit Jeju-do (do means island in Hangul) an island located off […]

South Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

DMZ South Korea

A Tour to War! On a cold and windy November morning, so early that it was still dark, we flashed our passports at the gate guard on the way into Camp Kim in Seoul, Korea.  We were trepidatious, but excited.  […]

Korea Postcard

Korea Postcard

  South Korea is a fascinating destination.  It’s a small country, so if you plan well, you can do pretty much everything in two weeks.  We lived there for three years and really enjoyed the sights, the people, and as […]

K is for Korea (A-Z Blogging Challenge)

K is for Korea

Korea is full of experiences…     There are really two things that always come to mind when I think of Korea, the food, because let’s face it that’s true for me anywhere, and temples.  I love a Korean temple…during […]

Grand Opening at a Korean Temple

Korea Temple

Korean Temple Grand Opening How colorful Korean temples are, and this one was being blessed for the very first time. Dignitaries and people came from all over to donate money, see the new temple, and receive blessings. It was one […]

Reflection #540 – Korean Shamanism Ceremony

Korean Ceremony

A Korean shaman dances in Andong. We headed to Andong for a festival, and spent at least three hours watching this Korean Shamanism ceremony. My tail-end was sore, but I couldn’t believe how interesting and engaging the ceremony was. People […]

Korean Ceramics – How to Buy the Best Pot

YeojuThe pots are now ready to be loaded into the multi-stepped kiln.

How do you choose the best Korean pot? One of my favorite books I like to read to my third and fourth grade students is A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. It is about a 16th century Korean orphan […]

Reflection #520 – Songgwangsa Temple, Korea

Ssongwangsa Temple Korea

Songgwangsa Temple is one of Korea’s Three Jewel Temples of Buddhism, along with Tongdosa and Haeinsa. All of them are important religious sites. The three temples symbolize the three key tenets of Buddhism. Songgwangsa represents the Buddhist community or sangha, […]

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