Rides Baby playing with brown bears at Everland in South Korea
Ever since we knew we were coming to Korea for the summer our family planned on spending a few days at the Tokyo Disneyland resort in Japan. We’ve been to every single Disney park across the world, and Tokyo Disney Sea is our favorite park! We didn’t put much thought into it, just knew we’d head across the peninsula...
Forky
The last two days we’ve been feeling a little run down, and with the threatening storm clouds overhead inside seemed a dry place to be. After our trip to Costco we had lots of food, and the faculty storage room filled up with a few goodies so we took advantage of eating at home. Rather than venturing out and...
Seoul U, 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 Week 2 of 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 8: Puppies and Popsicles! Day 9: Spasis...
Bamdokkaebi Night Market with Kids
We continued our bug eating adventures on Day 45 in Seoul, South Korea by the Han River at Bamdokkaebi Night Market. Bamdokkaebi Night Market is a lively family friendly market that includes local sellers, dozens of food trucks, live music, a water play area and beautiful views. It is located inside Yeouido Hangang Park along the Han River. Day 45...
What to expect living at the Incheon Global Campus in South Korea
We did absolutely zero research before coming here, which really isn’t much different than everything we do. We used our wits and prior experience to help us plan for what we expected to happen and decided to wing the rest. Today we are reflecting on what we wish we’d known. We also thought it would be fun to give...
Puppies in Korea
Traveling for 17 hours and awake for 48, overcoming jet-lag, gathering our bearings and surviving sticker shock over Korean produce prices, traveling an hour one way to church, exploring the Jung-gu district, and playing the day away at Everland, I think we are overdue for a rest day! Day 8 South Korea Family Travel Journal Puppies in Korea But, Puppies! Puppies...
Chinatown in Korea
We have now been in South Korea for a full month, and I can’t believe how much we’ve squeezed into our time here so far! Theme Parks, bath houses, markets, Island hopping, popsicle stores, getting baptized, and now summer school starts! Check out our podcast recapping all the fun we’ve had this month, and our daily travel journals for...
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...
Maybe it was eating bugs, maybe it was running ourselves ragged, but this morning two out of four kids woke up with a runny nose and a cough. We skipped church and rested both Sunday and Monday. That meant no bingsu, no churros, no hotteok, no sweet and spicy Korean fried chicken, and no Korean Chinese food, no corn...
Date Night in Korea
We are slowly transitioning from vacation mode to work mode as Gabriel starts teaching in just two days! Though we still plan on doing plenty of exploring and discovering in South Korea, the reality is, it won’t strictly be playtime on the peninsula. Today Gabriel spent the afternoon finalizing lesson plans, while Molasses took a nap. Then Widmore and...