In what ended up being kind of fitting for Easter Sunday, we spent the day checking out what Korea was like 1500-2000 years ago by going to the town of Gyeongji, the site of one of the earliest civilizations in Korea. We'd heard about the Silla empire when we went to the Korean National Museum […]

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Happy Easter! Despite the title, we're not taking up a new religion–we just happened to visit a World Heritage recognized Buddhist Temple, Haein-sa, yesterday. First, though, here's a picture of JR being awesome: One nice thing about being tourists as a whole family is the fact that you get a lot of time to talk […]

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Day 7: A little hokey

 Apr, 04 - 2015   FamilyKorea tripTravel

We started off the day sampling the fancy breakfast at our fancy (almost completely empty) hotel. Since it was their first time in a week that they'd had access to so many western breakfast items, HT and CR indulged and ate their body weights in toast and yogurt. While they were eating, JR was continuing […]

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Day 6 in Korea was another great day, albeit a little less exciting because we were traveling. I started out the day by picking up our trusty rental car, complete with trusty (English, not Korean!) GPS. After loading up the trunk and three kids in the back, it was off on our 1.5 hour trip […]

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Last day in Seoul

 Apr, 01 - 2015   FamilyKorea tripTravel

We've had a great time in Seoul, and our final day (day 5) was no exception. We started off at a cool Seoul History Museum to see how this place changed from a sleepy little Capitol to a world city bigger than Chicago. Here are the boys posing as important (carried around) people at the […]

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The above is a quote from CR yesterday. Karen and I are particularly proud of it, because he tends to be fairly picky (and usually not the one you'd ascribe that sentence to) so it seems like our Korean trip has helped push him out of his comfort zone a little. Specifically, it's something he […]

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Korea day 3!

 Mar, 30 - 2015   FamilyKorea tripTravel

Here are some pictures from the past day! A cool stream downtown Shrine selfie (CR helpfully holding the leaflet with location) At the market HT's reaction to the above   Posted with Blogsy

Palaces and mystery food

 Mar, 28 - 2015   FamilyKorea tripTravel

Hi everyone! I'm happy to report that after a major lack of sleep, all of us got at least 9 hours last night and woke up at roughly the right time. That, however, didn't prevent us from having a great first day in Seoul yesterday. Here's what we did. First of all, here's the neighborhood […]

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In Seoul!

 Mar, 27 - 2015   FamilyKorea tripTravel

Just a quick post to say we landed and made it safe to our place. We're staying at AirBNBs almost every night we're here. It's a lot cheaper than hotels, and our 3 bedroom apartment we have for 6 nights here in Seoul is a really nice way to make sure we get some sleep. […]

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