Traveling sisterhood

Kathryn is well on her way to seeing all the Korean hotspots. In almost one week, we’ve:

  • Visited one of the royal palaces in Seoul
  • Dressed in traditional Korean clothing at the palace.
  • Had lunch and nearly froze to death atop the Seoul Tower (picture the North Pole)
  • Visited the DMZ, the most heavily fortified border between the last divided country in the world
  • Hiked up a 5,000-year-old volcanic crater in Jeju, an island considered to be Korea’s Hawaii
  • Picked oranges from an orange tree farm
  • Watched the last remaining Korean women divers suit up in black wetsuits and pink masks to dive for fish and clams
  • Visited a traditional village in Jeju with thatched roof stone homes
  • Took a 30-minute flight to Gwangju
  • Visited the traditional market in Gwangju and saw pig heads and stingrays for sale
  • Ordered tailor-made hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) aprons
  • Rode a train to the nearby green tea fields of Boseong

But tonight might be her biggest night yet: Yoga class and then sauna (AKA public bath). And then tomorrow it’s off to the nearby bamboo forest before one last night on the town in Gwangju. What a great week!


  1. Summer says:

    Sounds like you’re having so much fun! I just have to say that, for the record, if I could get myself there for a visit, there is <>no way<> you could get me into a public sauna. (See my post that mentions my phobia of hotels.)


  2. -brittany- says:

    So much fun! What in the world do people do with pig heads and stingrays?!??!?


  3. deborah says:

    Can’t wait to hear about the public baths, especially two sweet sister’s together (sister’s can be soooo cruel). Hopefully, maturity will help. I just can’t get the teenage years out of my head.Have fun!!!!


  4. Jessica says:

    Sounds fun! Can’t wait to hear about the public bath. I’m sort of with Mom. I don’t know that I’d want to go there.


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