"You, my friend, you are not destined to be content in your stream. You are the harbinger between worlds. You are the one who travels and is traveled. You see and are seen. You are the messenger and the message." I returned to my 2013 Green Mountain series. This one was long due, but the... Continue Reading →

A House Fit for (the Portrait of) a King

If you visit the perfected state, Jeonju, one of the places you are likely to visit is Gyeonggijeon, a palace shrine built for, not a king, but his portrait. More specifically, it was built for King Tae-jo's portrait, the founder of the late Joseon Dynasty. Tae-jo, not his portrait. His portrait didn't found anything. Just... Continue Reading →

A Quick Trip to Jeonju (2014)

It's been a while since Jihye and I traveled around, so in February, while she had a break between school years, we decided to visit Jeonju. Why Jeonju? My number one reason was hanji. Beautiful, beautiful hanji. That's mulberry bark paper, the traditional paper used in Korea, for those not in the know. Oh, and... 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 →

A Visit to Tapgol Park

Across the street from where I work is a small city park. As with much of Jongno, it is often filled with the old, the homeless and the curious. It is a park filled with much history and while it might seem a tad dumpy, it's still a proud little park. Welcome to Tapgol Park.... Continue Reading →

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