July 30, 2006

History Lesson

These amazing structures (ancient alters) are hidden all throughout the city. Many of these buildings, from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), were destroyed by the Japanese but are now being restored.

A Long Way From Home

I Have No Idea What They're Doing

Rachel and Tasha claim that they made something but I'm not sure what it is. (Cost: 8,000 won to make it and have it shipped)

July 29, 2006

I Call Her Super Girl

The Island

While in the city of Boryeong, we took a ferry (cost: 10,000 won) to a small island. There, Rachel and I collected sea glass and shells.

Boryeong Mud Festival

The Boryeong Mud Festival is held annually in the coastal city of Boryeong. We went to the mud festival with Adventure Korea on July 16th-17th. If you want to see more pictures of the festival, you can check out adventurekorea.com.


This is Hyehwa, also known as "Young Town." The streets are packed full of clothing vendors, resturants, Noraebangs (Korean karaoke), pubs, bars and young people.


This area of the city is called Gwanghwamun and is considered to be downtown Seoul. It is an extreamly modern area of town boasting towers like this. The Kyobo Book Centre, which has 2.3 million books in stock, is also in this area.

Our View

This is our view from our apartment. Isn't it beautiful. If any one cares to mail anything to us, our address is:
Poly Returnee Education Institution
c/o Rachel &/or Trevor Olson
139-220.2f Joongwon Core Bld.
366-10 Joongkye dong
Seoul, South Korea
Postal Code 139-220

Our phone number is:
011 (822) 938-8808


Calgary Airport

First things first. This is the Calgary Airport before we left for Vancouver and eventually Seoul.