Smoldering Memories

Yesterday was the 42 anniversary of the May 18th democracy movement in Gwangju, South Korea. If you want more information about this movement, you can read my post here or check out the 518 Archives. I happened to be in Gwangju for the anniversary yesterday, so I wandered around the ACC and into the formerContinue reading “Smoldering Memories”

Juknokwon Bamboo Forest

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you should be excited about your weekend plans, but all you want to do is cancel all of them and not leave your bed? I don’t know if was stress from finishing the year up at work, hormones, falling and banging up my knee, or theContinue reading “Juknokwon Bamboo Forest”

Small Town Living in South Korea Featuring A Cult, Mud, and Some Chickens

Somedays, I feel like describing where I live is like telling a tale of two Cheonggye’s 청계면. A 30 min busied north of Mokpo in Muan County 무안군, Cheonggye is a farming community, a fishing community, and a college town nestled between mountains and the sea in Jeollanam-do South Korea. I live in the centralContinue reading “Small Town Living in South Korea Featuring A Cult, Mud, and Some Chickens”

The Wildest 24 Hours of My Life: My First Hoesik

They told me I was going to Boseong 보성군. I did not sign up for what happened next.  Since covid, the Korean Hoesik 회식 has been canceled. Hoesik is really any gathering of people to eat, get drunk, and marry; however, it has become synonymous with workplace culture in Korea. Pre-covid, you were expedited toContinue reading “The Wildest 24 Hours of My Life: My First Hoesik”

Yeosu ArtLand: I Traveled Here So You Don’t Have To

When I read about Yeosu ArtLand in South Korea, it sounded like a fun, quirky art park with many interactive sculptures and activities. It sounded like a place where I didn’t have to be an adult and could have dumb fun. Although I prefer traveling off the beaten path most of the time, I haveContinue reading “Yeosu ArtLand: I Traveled Here So You Don’t Have To”

Naganeupseong

The Traditional folk village Naganeupseong 낙안읍성 located in Jeollanam-do thirty minutes by taxi or an hour and a half by a rural bus that only has one running on the line outside of Suncheon 순천. This village has the feel of a renaissance festival that meets the Henry Ford Village in Detroit but Naganeupseong isContinue reading “Naganeupseong”