Today I forced myself to get out and do something adventurous despite my lack of companions. I decided to go check out the Seoul Iris Garden, which is right across the street from the Dobongsan subway station.
Eighth Army Band’s brass ensemble, Spartan Brass, was playing at an Azalea Festival at the end of April, so we decided to go check out the flowers and take in an excellent free concert at the same time!. The main draw of the festival was an entire hillside covered in colorful azaleas.
Once again, I’m a few weeks behind with my rambles. On a lovely spring weekend near the end of April, Domingos and I went out on a Saturday to enjoy the nearby Yongsan Family Park. Continue reading “Enjoying Spring”
Last month, a friend and I visited the newly-opened Lotte World Tower, the 5th-tallest building in the world. It is 123 stories and 1,821 feet tall, and has a sleek, modern design.
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi: This slim memoir is written by a neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in his 30s, while he was in his last year of residency. Although his love of literature and language shines through, I actually found the afterword by his wife to be the best writing in the book. That being said, this is still a moving and contemplative look at death from a man who was clearly both brilliant and a caring doctor. VGR Continue reading “April 2017 Reading Wrap-up”
On Friday, a couple of friends and I braved the intermittent rain and went to the Seoul National Cemetery by Dongjak Station.
As promised, here are way too many photos from the gorgeous cherry blossoms on Yongsan.
I had a lovely day out on Sunday with my friend Nopa, a fellow band spouse who has been a most excellent partner in crime over this last year as we discovered new restaurants and interesting sights around Seoul. She’s moving away this week, so this was our last outing together for the foreseeable future. We made a fun day of it and started with lunch at Bao Bar, a fabulous new restaurant in Itaewon. Continue reading “Seoul Grand Park”
I thought I was over the whole animal cafe thing here in Seoul, but then I heard about the new meerkat cafe in Hongdae. A chance to play with meerkats? Count me in!