Yeon Deung Hoe They sure do know how to put on a celebration in Seoul. So last weekend I was over in Insadong on Saturday afternoon looking for signs of a parade. Yeon Deung Hoe, or “Lotus Lantern Festival,” is an annual celebration of Buddha’s Birthday. Here is a description of the festival from the website:… Read More Lotus Lantern Festival
“It was really difficult to be accepting while I was in the DPRK primarily because of the way Westerner’s are geared to be skeptical of the North due to its secretive nature and media representation. I’m not saying I abandoned all skepticism but for the most part I tried to remain objective. Understanding the DPRKs perspective was the entire purpose of my trip.”… Read More North Korea: Part II
Seoul –> Hong Kong –> Seoul It’s 7:00am and right now I am queuing at my boarding gate inside Hong Kong International Airport. I can see the sun rise between the distant mountains as it glistens through the haze. Exhausted, running low on Hong Kong Dollars and in need of coffee I feel compelled… Read More Hong Kong
Went skiing this weekend in PyeongChang, site of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.
Great fun, would highly recommend visiting.… Read More Ski Korea