Tag Archives: Buddhism

Hiking Mudeungsan

This past weekend I finally got around to hiking Gwangju city’s famous: Mudeung Mountain. So many things are named after the mountain: streets, restaurants, libraries, stores, markets… Since I arrived, people have told me I need to go to Mudeungsan Mountain National Park (무등산국립공원). So I finally looked into going when a friend was visiting […]

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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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Buddhist Temple Stay

One of the other extracurricular activities and programs that we could sign up for during Orientation was an overnight stay at a Buddhist temple. It was something I have never done before, and while I am not Buddhist, I thought it would be a very interesting and cultural experience. We arrived on Saturday and spent […]

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Hiking in Seoraksan National Park

This past weekend we had a retreat from our normal orientation at Jungwon University and took a bus north to the city of Sokcho (previous post). The city is only a 20 minute bus ride from the famous, Seoraksan National Park, one of Korea’s more famous national parks. Having the opportunity to do some great […]

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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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