가을 In Korea

Autumn is gathering momentum, the shadows growing longer and the leaves sparkling with just the slightest change in color. I’ve read countless guidebooks that told me the best time to visit Korea is in the autumn, and I’m beginning to understand why.

The colors are amazing. The food is better than at any other time. The heat is gone and I can walk around Seoul without feeling like I’m going to literally wash away in a tide of sweat.

And the colors. Did I mention the colors?

May it always be fall in Korea.

High Summer

Remember that single brave blossom, announcing the arrival of Spring? This is what the same garden looks like in high summer. 

Summer is here, and today was an absolutely blazingly beautiful summer day. The park in Ansan was glorious, and I couldn’t have imagined better company. Sometimes it’s important to remember that a beautiful day can also be a lazy and relaxing one. Even here in the Land of the Morning (and Evening and Afternoon and Daybreak) Rush.