Upcoming event: Mountains

If you are in the Seoul area next month, feel free to drop by Gallery I to see an exhibit I'm in. The name? Mountains (靑山別曲) 청산별곡 (Visit our Facebook page) Directions Gallery I is located in Insa-dong (though officially it's Nakwon-dong; the colloquial area of Insa-dong is bigger). You can punch these addresses into... Continue Reading →

Saturday, August 24th

The summer heat is slowly dying and Saturday explorations are becoming viable again.  Jihye and I have plans for the evening, but lunch is a good start. So after a morning of selling myself for fun and profit, we venture out on a beautiful Saturday to find food. After some discussion we decide to waltz... Continue Reading →

Sunday Afternoon in the Cafe SandPark

And no, it has nothing to do with Van Halen. Or Seurat's masterpiece, which you can see if you're in Chicago. Which I'm not. Though admittedly, both are cool and worth checking out. No, for Jihye's b-day we had a light lunch and coffee at a little cafe called Cafe SandPark in Hongdae. They didn't... Continue Reading →

Fried Food – Yoyomi style!

Want the guilt of eating fried street food with the convenience of an actual restaurant? As an added bonus lets say this mystical dream eatery only used fresh ingredients and doesn't reuse their cooking oil the next day. Well, if you're willing to make it out to Eunpyeong-gu (은평구) in the north-west part of Seoul, then... Continue Reading →

Intermission – A Visit to the Midwest

Back in the Midwest. Minneapolis is a fun place to visit, but I'm not here for Minneapolis. I'll be spending most of this month in the quiet city of Sioux Falls, the largest city of the Dakotas. The temporary transition from Seoul to Sioux Falls will always play on my perceptions. I love both cities,... Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at Cheongdo Bullfighting

The Cheongdo trip was fun and all, but perhaps you want to know a little more about the bullfighting itself. Well, I'll be happy to oblige. And if you weren't interested... Too bad. Moving on! This Ain't Your Father's Toreodoring Unlike Spanish bullfighting, which had its origins in the Roman arenas of old, this local... Continue Reading →

A Day in Cheongdo

April 18, 2013 Mid-April and a few days off work. A day trip is in order. At the suggestion of coworker and fellow blogger Jo-Anna, Chengdo was chosen as the destination. What's in Cheongdo you might ask?  Well, heavily photoshopped posters never lie, so Cheongdo ho! They have a decent information site here: http://english.cheongdo.go.kr/open_content/main_page/ Cheongdo is... Continue Reading →

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