Thursday, October 5, 2017

bukhansan national park

In between classes we tried to hike as much as possible. We would take the subway into Seoul, catch a few buses and then keep an eye out for trailheads. It wasn't long before we had views of the city, passed some Korean cuties on the trail and stuffed our faces with kimbap to go.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


When I left South Korea in 2012, it was with a sense of finality. I loved Korea, but never thought that I would return. Fast forward 5 years to when I heard about a semester abroad opportunity during class one morning. I decided to go after about 5 seconds of hearing about it. In state tuition? Accelerated classes? Done, done, done. I didn't even know where it was, but I was going. Then I heard it. South Korea. Seriously?? Is that even possible? What? I couldn't believe it, but considering I had already planned the next 6 months in my overactive mind during those 5 seconds, it wasn't a hard choice to fully commit. Korea round two was completely different than the glory of monkey, my seaside town and solo adventures of Goseong, but it was just as life changing. I leaped all-in to my public health courses, stuffed my face with Korean food all day everyday and made so many new friends. I saw a president get impeached, I returned to one of my favorite mountains on earth and even convinced my ma to come and visit me. All in all, a major, major win.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ha Long Bay & Elephant Island

Finally a taste of wide open spaces and fresh (less polluted) air!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vietnamese caving.

Another one bites the dust! I've now been caving in United States, Korea, India & Vietnam!