Twins Baptism Day
Today was a perfect day. Today the twins chose to be baptized in South Korea as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and receive the blessing of the Holy Ghost. As a family we participated in this sacred ordinance and witnessed the transformation of their spiritual rebirth. It was both less emotional than I...
Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea
There is just one thing I would like to ask of Korea, yes, of the country as a whole. It might be a little selfish, it might be a little culturally insensitive, it might even be obnoxious as a visitor, but why? why for heaven's sake do you put sugar on garlic bread? On corn dogs? Or anything savory?...
Baby playing with brown bears at Everland in South Korea
We are spending the entire summer in the city of Incheon, South Korea while Gabriel teaches two summer courses at the Global Campus! Follow along with our travel journal while we explore the city, learn the Korean language and live as temporary expats in the land of the morning calm. Day 1: Departure from the United States and Arrival into...
Shopping at Bupyeong Underground Market with Kids in South Korea
The twins baptism is fast approaching, and since they are getting baptized in Korea we thought it would be special to incorporate as much of the Korean culture as possible. We’d been browsing the stores as we went about our adventures, but we needed to dedicate some time to really finding some dress clothes for both kids. The plan...
Free Korean Language Classes at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Incheon, Korea Songdo Branch
We have attended local wards or branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the United States, France, Japan and now Korea! In France and Japan the meetings were all held in the local language, but here in Korea we are split between Korean and English. The children attend Korean primary, and we have an...
Spasis: A Korean Jjimjilbang with Kids
One of the things we love the most about summer is swimming. In fact, at the age of three last year Eclair won the cannonball contest at our local pool in the 6-10 age bracket! Summer just isn’t summer without a picnic poolside, bronzed skin and teaching the babies new mermaid tricks. So, we are struggling a little bit...
Sinpo International Market
Oh my heavens, I’m exhausted. We had such a fun day today exploring the Jung-gu district of Incheon. This area houses so many interesting places of interest, and like everywhere else we only scratched the surface. There is the Youth Mall Snowflake Village, Dapong Catholic Church, Sinpo Fashion and Culture Street, Naeri Church, Incheon Art Platform and the Former...
Champion Sports Kids Play Area in Korea at Triple Street in Incheon
I don’t know how people go back and forth across the ocean, especially people who live here in South Korea and travel back and forth to the states to visit family at the end of the term.. I mean Europe isn’t too bad, it’s just a few hours forward, but Asia is like time traveling. Or maybe, we are...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in South Korea
We desperately needed a down day today, and with it being Sunday it was the perfect opportunity. Except… Day 4 South Korea Family Travel Journal The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Korea is an hour away by Subway. Fortunately, our branch services don’t start until 12:10pm so we had plenty of time to loaf around...
Seafood dinner in South Korea
We had a bit of a mishap in our preparations for coming to South Korea. We didn’t know if we were supposed to get our flight tickets and then our Visa, or our Visa and then our flight tickets so we didn’t know when we were coming until just five days before our flights. We are notorious for planning...