Posts tagged abroad
Hani Lavender Farm in Goseong, South Korea

It’s easy to get caught up in Seoul. There are so many distractions—interesting neighborhoods (see 1, 2), pretty cafes (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), traditional sites (see 1, 2, 3, 4), beautiful blooms (see 1, 2, 3, 4). And that’s not even beginning to scratch the surface.

But the best parts of South Korea, in my opinion, are the ones outside of Seoul.

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June Roses at Seoul Grand Park Station

Maybe controversial, but Andrew and I find standard roses overrated. Of course, I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like, and roses are the flower of June, so I still woke us up bright and early to head down to Seoul Grand Park Station where the Theme Garden was supposed to be overflowing with them (and the whole city is overflowing with them, so that’s saying something).

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Following the Flowers in Seoul in Spring

One of the things I love about living in South Korea is that there is a true spring—not the straight from frigid winter to summer with a brief fall and back again we’re used to in the northeast in the States.

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Off the Beaten Path: Yeonnam-dong

Yeonnam-dong is best described as Hongdae’s sophisticated sister (if you enjoy walking, it’s only a short trek from one to the other).

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