Photo Friday: Heavenly Hampi

Hampi_India

Hampi… an elegant ancient Hindu¬†capital of Southern India, rich in culture it¬†dates back to the 1300’s. We spent the day cruising around on push bikes, exploring the city’s ruins, biking past banana farms, old Hindu temples, picturesque palaces & the gigantic boulders that dominate the natural scenery. There was a¬†laid-back vibe to this once booming … Continue reading

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Khajuraho Temples: Erotica and God?

Khajuraho

The temples in the smaller town of¬†Khajuraho¬†are stunning & what’s even more impressive…they were all built sometime around 950 A.D! How can people THAT long ago construct these big, beautiful temples each covered in small¬†intricate carvings? The carvings are primarily¬†sex-related which makes the Khajuraho¬†temples so unique, sex meets God in one of the holier places … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: The Enlightening Lotus

Lotus Lantern

This week’s photo was taken on a recent trip to Seoul. We walked up a steep incline to a small temple on Inwang mountain, overlooking the murky metropolitan that is Seoul¬†sprawled to the horizon. Inside the temple were these fantastic lotus lanterns, illuminating the hermitage with their pretty pink glow. The color was radiant & … Continue reading

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Jeju’s Hot Spots

I love Jeju

Jeju¬†is¬†Korea’s¬†top vacation spot &¬†honeymoon island (with¬†matching newly wed couples¬†EVERYWHERE!). Dubbed the ‘Hawaii of Korea’, Jeju is scattered with volcanoes and boasts the best beaches in the country… although¬†Hawaii comparisons¬†may be a bit of an exaggeration!?! Nonetheless, it’s a must-see destination for anyone living in or passing through Korea . Here are our top 5 hot … Continue reading

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Korea’s Island Escapes

Dolsando_Yeosu

Korea is a¬†penninsula where people can’t swim and islands are abundant. Before moving here, I never linked Korea with island hopping, but on so many weekends in the past year I’ve found us running away to random beaches whenever we caught a break from teaching.¬† From the West Coast to the East and the South, … Continue reading

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