Category: Odds and Ends.

A little bit of everything.

Bulguksa Temple: In Photos.

Bulguksa temple is classified by the Korean Government as “historic and scenic site no 1” which in many ways means that if you visit only one site in Korea it should be this one. It is also an UNESCO World Heritage site and contains… Continue Reading “Bulguksa Temple: In Photos.”

Korean Variety Shows: Welcome To Another World.

I spent much of my childhood in various European countries and one of my favorite TV shows, apart from Dr. Who, was It’s A Knockout (1966-1988), called Jeux Sans Frontieres when it caught on in mainland Europe. This might explain why I enjoy Korean… Continue Reading “Korean Variety Shows: Welcome To Another World.”

Blogging, Family, Friends, And Life: Interactions And Influences.

I was reading another blogger’s post on how to gain more followers and increase traffic in which they posited that the number one reason people follow someone is because of their online personality. This led me to some self reflection as that is not… Continue Reading “Blogging, Family, Friends, And Life: Interactions And Influences.”

Gyeongju: Why You Should Visit On Your Next Trip To Korea.

I have to admit it took us three visits to Korea before we went to Gyeongju, a mistake I hope other visitors don’t make. Even then we compounded our mistake and tried to see everything in a day trip from Seoul. If a day… Continue Reading “Gyeongju: Why You Should Visit On Your Next Trip To Korea.”

Oil Tank Culture Park: In Photos.

Seoul has a number of wonderful places to visit that were once anything but wonderful; Seonyudo  Park was a water treatment plant, Haneul a landfill, and Seoullo 7017 an elevated highway. So it came as no surprise to me that an old petroleum storage… Continue Reading “Oil Tank Culture Park: In Photos.”

Haneul Park: In Photos.

Haneul Park, opened in 2002, is one of five parks that make up World Cup Park. The recently opened Oil Tank Culture Park could almost be considered a 6th as it is very close by. Haneul is probably the one favored by most people… Continue Reading “Haneul Park: In Photos.”

List of 2017 Kdramas. Just A List.

I don’t think people realize just how many Kdramas are shown on Korean TV so here’s a list of those I could find for 2017. Warning, it is a long list. How many have you watched?  I’ve highlighted all those I’ve watched in their… Continue Reading “List of 2017 Kdramas. Just A List.”

Hwaseong Fortress: In Photos.

A short train trip from Seoul to Suwon takes you to a couple of interesting places. The Folk Village and Hwaseong Fortress are the main reasons to visit, but there’s also a palace, traditional markets, and good food. The area is known for ‘galbi.’ … Continue Reading “Hwaseong Fortress: In Photos.”

The Best Kdramas of 2017? Part 2.

I’m going to assume you’ve read part 1, and The Best Kdramas So Far This Year, 2017  so I’m going to jump right in with my next 3 choices. I almost missed out on Chief Kim, also known as Good Manager, which would have been a… Continue Reading “The Best Kdramas of 2017? Part 2.”

Day Trip To Jeonju Part 3: In Photos.

In parts one and two I covered such Jeonju sites as Jeondong Cathedral, Pungnammun Gate, Omokdae, Imokdae, and the Gyeonggijeon Shrine all of which are in or near the general tourist area of Jeonju. Here I’ll be posting some photos of the Jeonju Hanok… Continue Reading “Day Trip To Jeonju Part 3: In Photos.”