Exploring Waterfalls on Jeju Island with Kids
A double bed and a twin bed is just not enough for a family of six. The twins took the floor mat, I took the double with the squirmy baby discovering her fine motor skills and Daddy shared with Eclair. I was up all night. Every time I heard a grunt, or a deep breath, or heard the bed...
Hot Air Balloon Ride at Lotte World_
Since this is our last week in South Korea before Gabriel starts teaching, we wanted to spend today as a family at South Korea’s other famous amusement park: Lotte World! It was mostly a disaster. Day 15 South Korea Family Travel Journal When we went to Everland we took a taxi both ways. It was an added expense of $150, but...
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...
Central Park Songdo with Kids in Incheon, Korea
During our adventure to Costco in South Korea on Day 2 we exited the subway station at Central Park Songdo and immediately our eyes were fixed on a massive art sculpture set inside a shallow man-made water basin. You can’t miss it. It’s comprised of three appendages sitting in the middle of the water and resembling something of three...
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...
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...