Our 10 days there felt like one continuous celebration of travel diversity.
It felt like an indelible, self-cultivating, life-expanding embrace from another place.
It takes a village...so these diverse people gathered on a small plot of land next to a mountain road with a backdrop of mature tea terraces to give birth to a new "spot of tea".
Sumo wrestling is not a super-sized skin flick, nor a turbulent tussle of testosterone. It's more like...
For weeks I'd looked forward to visiting the Great Wall, the most iconic monument in all the land.
Recently, some of my correspondence and conversations with far-away loved ones included questions about stages of culture shock, homesickness and longings.
I spent 3 days in mid-July exploring the Kansai region of Japan -- one day and one night each in Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and high above Kobe at the Arima resort area.
...absolutely everywhere, I observe and absorb this colorful culture in which I now exist.
I lay still and just move my eyes about to determine and realize where I am now. I am in "my" apartment in "my" new city, Daejeon. Ah yes, time to get out there and take it all in.
...these first 3 days in Seoul have been a delicious cultural lesson. Here are some of the things I've learned.