Hiking Daedunsan Provincial Park (대둔산도립공원)

IMG_20160501_211101I’m checking a visit to another Korean park off my list. This one has a cable car, a suspension bridge and a dizzying staircase.
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Views from the top

IMG_1739The beginnings of summer are showing up in Sejong City. It’s not even May yet, but gorgeous flowers are in bloom, and mornings are really starting to heat up. Last week, Wade and I got an early start to hit one of our favorite trails in Sejong. It’s just a five minute walk from our apartment in Dodamdong. Continue reading “Views from the top”

Exploring Sejong: Beartree Park (베어트리파크)

20160403_142937When I first moved to Korea, everyone I met told me that spring was truly the best time here. Cherry blossoms bloom and the sun finally starts to shine again. Turns out… they were right! This weekend we picnicked in the spring sun and explored another part of Sejong: Beartree Park.

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Vibing on nature in Sejong City

IMG_1590Sejong City might be Korea’s newest (and most unfinished?) city, but there’s no shortage of interesting green space. Last weekend Wade and I  checked out one of its coolest outdoor parks, Geumgang Natural Recreation Forest. This place is a total gem and it’s right on our doorstep.  Continue reading “Vibing on nature in Sejong City”

Celebrating Seollal, breathing in that mountain air

20160207_145201Happy New Year!

Earlier this month, Korea celebrated one of its biggest holidays, 설날 (Seollal), also known as the Lunar New Year. To celebrate the holiday many Koreans go to their family’s hometown, pay respects to their ancestors, and eat a ton of good food. Continue reading “Celebrating Seollal, breathing in that mountain air”

The Korean three-month hump

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Autumn from our neighborhood in Dodam-dong, Sejong City

It’s been three months since we arrived in South Korea! It’s hard to believe we are already a quarter of the way through our year abroad. This weekend, we said goodbye to some new friends, and welcomed in the next batch of teachers hired. That means we’re no longer the new kids! Continue reading “The Korean three-month hump”

The Korean Yo: A new/old kind of sleeping arrangement

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So, you might be wondering­—what’s with the blog name? Coffee. Yeah. That’s obvious. Life source. I get it.

But the ‘yo’ part is strictly Korean. Continue reading “The Korean Yo: A new/old kind of sleeping arrangement”