Yearly Archives: 2019


Jeonju has a well-deserved reputation as a food mecca. We started out the day walking over to Nambu Market, where we ate some crispy Asian pear. A little ways down, we tried little duk balls (rice cakes) with honey inside. Yum! Further down, we bought Korean pancakes (one sweet and […]

Korea Day 5   Recently updated !


Even though we missed the celebrations for Buddha’s birthday (May 12) by a week, there were still wonderful decorations leftover at the Beopjusa Temple. We entered through a gate where you leave behind your earthly troubles so you can achieve peace. The Buddhist temples in the park were serene, indeed. […]

Korea Day 3 – Part 2   Recently updated !



It was good to be out and about today. After checking out of our Airbnb this morning, we picked up our car rental in Cheongju. Our conversation went like this: Drew: This is the only country so far outside the US where we could get a second driver on the […]

Korea Day 3 – Part 1   Recently updated !




To Koreans, food is a love language. Wesley Allen Attending church at our son Wesley’s last area, the members rolled out the red carpet for us. At Sunday School, one of the men sat beside us and translated the lesson. Drew still knows some Korean from when he served a […]

Korea Day 2   Recently updated !


I’ve lived now in Utah for most of my life longer than I have in the bustling city of Manila, Philippines, so seeing all the high-rises in Korea is taking me some getting used to all over again. My husband, Drew, our three kids and I have been traveling for […]

Korea Day 1   Recently updated !