Eating Bugs in South Korea
Gabriel has been promising to eat the Korean delicacy silk pupae snack, also known as beondegi, since we first arrived in South Korea. Today, was that day! In fact, not only did Gabriel eat bugs in South Korea, but each one of our kids were up for the challenge as well. We are going to share with you why you would...
Mommy and Me Baby Jjimjilbang
After today, my mouth hurts from smiling too much. I’ve been grinning ear to ear ever since Molasses and I spent our Mommy and Me activity for the afternoon at the Baby Jjimjilbang. Between finding Bingsu, Korean Shaved Ice, yesterday, and the Baby Jjimjilbang today, I could live here quite happily for some time. The only thing missing in...
Family Gangnam Style
Every weekend since we have arrived here in South Korea there is a street fair held at Triple Street. And every weekend since we’ve arrived we’ve wanted to check it out, but we always had something going on that prevented us from being able to. So with nothing else on the schedule, we decided today would be the day...
Riding an Elevator in Korea
Elevators in Korea are torture chambers. They are slow, they don't stop at the floor you want, the doors don't open or close on their own, and most importantly there is some unsaid hierarchy to riding them and operating them that we will never understand. If you know and recognize the evil schemes of Tyrone Rugen, Prince Humperdink's count from...
Chinatown in Korea
No matter where you are in the world, or what nationality you hail from, there is just something comforting about a Chinatown. You can count on it in every city, from San Francisco to Incheon, Korea. Excellent Chinese food, red and gold decorations with dragons spewing fire, and a language that makes most foreigners sure the locals are gossiping...
Swimming Primary Activity in Korea
We’ve been looking forward to today for two weeks. Today is the day of the LDS primary activity in Korea where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints rented an above ground Dough Boy swimming pool! This is one of the best primary activities I’ve ever been to! It was so well thought out and planned, and...
Toy Story 4 at the Movies in South Korea
Today we went to the movies to see Toy Story 4, which sounds simple, doesn't it? As an Expat in Korea, everything is complicated. If you think going to the movies in South Korea is simple, you are so wrong. Not just wrong, but so wrong. It doesn’t help that we don’t speak the language and that we are notorious for...
What to expect living at the Incheon Global Campus in South Korea
We did absolutely zero research before coming to live at the Incheon Global Campus, 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. This is what we wish we'd known before coming. What to Expect Living at...
Top Cultural Differences between South Korea and the USA
We have now been in South Korea for 1 full month! So naturally, it's time to answer the big questions like what exactly have we learned? In addition to learning to count to 1,000 in Korean and finding out it means nothing because the Korean language mixes Chinese numbers with Korean numbers, and that Korean Fried Chicken is quite...
Cheap Flights from Seoul to Jeju
I know we said Bingsu was Korea's best kept secret, but it might actually be the airline, Jin Air. Okay no, on second thought, nothing beats Bingsu, but Jin Air is definitely one of the best perks the peninsula of South Korea has to offer.  With flights as low as $15 you can take a domestic flight from Seoul to...