Bamdokkaebi Night Market
The most notable thing we did this week was eat Beondegi. Scratch that, the kids and Gabriel ate it while I watched and tried not to lose my lunch. I'm super proud of them and it's something we'll all remember forever! This is what traveling, worldschooling, and discovering new cultures is all about. Not eating bugs necessarily, but embracing and...
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...
Mommy and Me Baby Jjimjilbang
Week 6 we slowed down just a little bit and crossed a few more things off our list to do that we wanted to see, do and experience in South Korea. Things like visit Gangnam and dance like Psy in Gangnam Square, check out an indoor petting zoo where savage meerkats attacked our daughter, and see what it's like...
Eating Bugs in South Korea
Today, we have been itching to head back to Namdaemun Market to a) eat bugs in South Korea and b) buy kids clothes. On the plus side, we discovered several more things we love about Korea; on the flip side Namdaemun Market is not what we first thought. Namdaemun Market Beondegi: Eating Bugs in South Korea 남한에서 벌레를 먹고있다 We really dragged our...
How Not to Celebrate the 4th of July in Korea as an American Expat
We have had some pretty epic 4th of July celebrations! One year, we flew to NYC to take the kids to the hallmark 5th Avenue FAO Schwarz store for a spontaneous 24 hour trip. All the way home we watched the fireworks from 30,000 feet. Another year we spent the summer in Annecy, France and pushed our celebrations out...
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...
Diapers on a Plane Family at Baptism
This summer our family is exploring, worldschooling and playing in the city of Incheon, South Korea while Gabriel teaches two courses at the University of Utah Asia Campus! This week was momentous with the twins being baptized in South Korea and visiting the largest indoor amusement park in the world: Lotte World! Follow along with our travel journal while...
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...
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 Lotte World When we went to Everland we took a taxi both ways. It was an added expense of $150,...