Petting Zoo in Korea
The average household in South Korea is comprised of 2.5 people. Obviously that means that the average family has less than 1 child. Yet, there is more kid stuff here than I’ve seen in any city across America! There are zoos, playgrounds, toy stores, and kids cafes up the wazoo! So for our kids, that means they practically get...
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...
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...
Exploring Waterfalls on Jeju Island with Kids
We continue our summer school adventures in South Korea in Week 4: exploring, worldschooling and playing while Gabriel teaches two courses at the University of Utah Asia Campus! This week we traveled to Jeju Island, celebrated Father's Day and give a walkthrough video tour of the Global Campus where we are living.    Day 22: A Perfect Family Day on Jeju...
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...
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...
Chinatown in Korea
Our family activities have taken a huge nose dive since Gabriel started teaching, and we’ve settled into a bit of a nice routine where Gabriel teaches in the morning and Molasses is just beginning her early afternoon nap by the time he is done. It’s always an impossible choice between going out for a family activity or letting the...
Family Park in Incheon, South Korea - Jungang Park
Today in the Songdo Branch at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11 people attended the branch. Six of those people were the Diapers On A Plane family. The remaining five consisted of two missionaries and their one investigator, the Branch President and someone who was just meeting a friend after church. Or in other words,...
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. Sounds simple, right? If you think going to the movies in South Korea is simple, you are so wrong. Not just wrong, but so wrong. Everything is so complicated here. It doesn’t help that we don’t speak the language and that we are notorious for just being all...