Review: Trick or Trompe at Seoul’s Trickeye Museum

Dance on the beach with the woman in the red dress in Jack Vettriano’s Singing Butler. Climb a tall bamboo with a panda bear. Ride a bicycle through the clouds. Or ride a unicorn through the blue waves. This is just a sampling of the cheeky fun available at Seoul’s Trickeye Museum, a place where art and…

I am Expat (And So Can You!)

By Lindsay Nash “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are…

Explore Korea by bike… with KIDS!

By Lindsay Nash Thanksgiving usually means sitting around a table and stuffing yourself with turkey and all the fixings. In Korea, on their Thanksgiving known as Chuseok, most Koreans are doing the same. Well, if you substitute the turkey for songpyeon and the dry red wine for clear strong soju. But we’re expats here in South…

7 Reasons why your family should travel in Asia

By Lindsay Nash 1. It’s kid-friendly! From its restaurants to shops to sacred temples and luxurious hotels, Asia wants to visit with your children. The it-takes-a-village-to-raise-a-child tenet reigns superior across the continent and your child will immediately be welcomed with open (and often outreached) arms. I can’t tell you how many times I looked at…

Taegyo and toe sweat: This mother’s guide to learning Korean

As you may or may not know, we are now expecting baby No. 2 in our family–due to arrive in October. Pregnancy in Korea as a foreigner is nothing new to me–in fact, as an American expat, I know more about prenatal, birthing, and postnatal health in Korea than I do in America. And, despite…

A gift box for you: Happy Chuseok!

Now in my fifth year in Korea, I’m starting to realize that I have assimilated somewhat into the culture. Things that were once very foreign to me now seem completely commonplace. Sometimes, I have to remind myself…wait a minute, I actually used to leave my shoes on INSIDE my house? Eww, how dirty! Or, why…

The Expat Life

By Lindsay Nash “Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of…

Beach, bop and blondness in Korea

It’s been a good week for us. Finn survived his first week of Korean preschool. Whit went back to work full-time, and I started working from home for BikeToursDirect as the Asia Tour Specialist (check us out here: http://www.biketoursdirect.com). In celebration of Finn doing so well at school, we took him to the beach on…

To market, to market…

We have a fantastic traditional market in the heart of our little town. A whole world of slimy roped fish; green-rooted vegetables, colorful legumes, and shiny fruits beneath faded large umbrellas. These markets aren’t new for us. We went often in Gwangju, and even took a trip once with a photo club to a nearby…

Babywearing

In Korea, many women choose to wear their babies rather than stroll them around. I love this. I have two carriers and they have both been used religiously since Finn was born. Also, Korea has a traditional carrier called a “bodegi,” which is basically a blanket that ties around your body. I see old grandmothers…