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One of my most favorite Icelandic Christmas traditions is the exchange of books on the evening of the 24th of December. After a feast, which begins promptly at 6p, presents are opened by all. Included in the gifts is always the traditional gift of a book. The rest of the evening and the entirely of Christmas Day is spent...
Seoul, Korea Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple
Today we traveled from Songdo to Seoul to walk the grounds of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple. The Korea LDS temple is located in a busy neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea. We always try to visit the local LDS temple when we go on our travels. It offers us permanence no matter where in...
Venice Canals in Songdo
Much of the artificial city of Songdo, South Korea is modeled or recreated after famous landmarks located in other parts of the world. Incheon’s Central Park is a fair comparison to Manhattan. The Songdo Convention Center is supposed to resemble Australia’s Opera House, and from the right angle it's spot on. But I haven't even been to Venice, and I...
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...
Anti Pickpocket Wallet
Traveling can often mean carrying a lot of cash and valuables around with you at all times, in strange places, where you don't speak the language and often don't really know where you are. Valuables like cash, credit cards, passports, birth certificates, etc.  So, what happens when you lose all your cash and all your credit cards in one fail...
Grocery shopping in Japan is like stepping into an alternate universe. The staples are there, bread, meat, fruit, candy, drinks, etc., but the availability of items on the island versus the mainland, and specific items that are exclusive to Japan is wholly different. Not to mention, the culture of Japan is totally ingrained into the grocery shopping rituals in...
Worldschooling on Jeju Island
Today was our last day in Korea’s Hawaii; a little paradise known as Jeju Island. We didn’t know before today, but Jeju Island played an integral part of the division between North and South Korea. In advance of our Korea DMZ Tour, and living here as temporary expats we wanted to spend some time worldschooling on Jeju to learn...
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There is plenty of grocery shopping in Mexico to meet all your needs, including a Home Depot and a Sam’s Club! The two major grocery store chains are Mega and Chedraui (also known as El Super if you are in the United States of Nevada, Arizona or California). Mega is where we did most of our shopping and at...
Exploring Submarines on Jeju Island with Kids
A trip to Korea just isn’t complete without spending a few days on Jeju Island. Also known as the Island of the Gods, Jeju Island is considered the Hawaii of Korea. It is a beautiful paradise with hiking trails, jungles, beaches, shopping markets, museums, history and more.  Island of the God's: Perfect Jeju Itinerary Right Now  Keep reading to discover the...
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Tokyo is a vibrant city full of people, life, excitement and adventure. The longer we stayed there, the more we discovered how much this city truly had to offer. From dining and shopping to exploring and playing this city has lot of somethings for everyone.   ►Ranking: #cleandiaper Sites and Attractions: Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo Disney Sea Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel  Tokyo Metropolitan Building Don Quijote Original...