Category Archives: Architecture

Where I Pretend I’m in a Historical Korean Drama

There are many famous hanok villages in Korea, but arguably one of the most famous and well-preserved is located in Jeonju (전주한옥마을). So what do you do on a Saturday when you have nothing planned? Take a bus ride to your nearest hanok village with a friend, convince her to wear hanbok with you so […]

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Japan with my Parents (Part 2)

The previous post was about the first part of my travels in Japan with Shiori. Half way through my parents, flying from the USA, finally came to visit me!!! We had decided since they’d already seen much South Korea back in 2004, that we should meet up in another country. Although my dad had already […]

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Traveling Japan (Part 1)

After the difficulty of negotiating dates throughout December and desk-warming for a week, I was excited to finally stretch my wings and go to my first planned winter destination: Japan (January 7 to 20). Overview Part 1 of the Winter Break: I spent five days visiting, Shiori, a good friend from college who had been […]

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Visit to Ojukheon and Gangneung Seongyojang Houses

The other day we stopped and visited two different famous restored (hanoks, or traditional Korean houses). The first was Ojukheon [오죽헌] and the linked municipal museum. The second was Gangneung Seongyojang House [강릉 선교장], one of the best maintained Joseon Dynasty residences in Korea.

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Weekend in Sokcho!!!

This past weekend we had a retreat from our normal orientation at Jungwon University and took a bus north to the city of Sokcho. It is in the northern coastal city known for its fresh fish and mountains that makes up Korea’s famous, Seoraksan National Park. Buddhist Temple We had the opportunity to get a […]

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Exploring Jungwon University

In my one of previous posts, I wrote a small intro on Jungwon University (중원대학교). However, I finally had the time to do more exploring! Jungwon University is set in the idyllic lush rural countryside of Korea and for six weeks is the home of the Fulbright Orientation. Situated in Goesan, it is about two […]

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Welcome to Jungwon University: Fulbright Orientation

I can’t believe it has already been two days! It has been a whirlwind of craziness. The minute I was off the plane, Fulbright staff swept me and other Fulbright ETAs into our busy schedules. We drove from Incheon Airport to the idyllic (middle of nowhere) town of Goesan, home of Jungwon University. Korea’s summers […]

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The Royal Palace

One thing I love about Madrid is all of its public spaces, parks, and monuments! You can find any place to just sit down and chill out. Perhaps this is just because it’s my first time living the city life, but I enjoy getting out of the house and going to any part of the […]

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