Daily Life Korea Photos Trips & Travels

Motherland, Korea

I’ve just arrived in Seoul, the place of my childhood memories. Since I won’t make it home this summer, my family flew out to spend time with me here. Everything is a bit unfamiliar to us now after so many years, but this is our motherland. Taurin, my partner, is here with me. We’ll be here for almost a month. I’m anticipating many more photos of food and nature. I’ll keep you updated on my adventures!

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

3

x1

x

산을 좋아하는 친구야
초록의 나무들이
초록의 꿈 이야기를 솔솔 풀어내는
산에 오를 때 마다
나는 너에게 산을 주고 싶다
수많은 나무들을 키우며 묵묵한 산
한결 같은 산처럼 참고 기다리는 마음을
우리 함께 새롭히자.

– 이해인 from ‘산처럼 바다처럼’

21 Comments

  • Reply
    yujean
    August 2, 2011 at 1:24 am

    man, after i went last january i didn’t think i’d be wanting to go for a long time. decades, even. but now i’m missing it sorely. my mom flew to seoul this morning and i wish i could have joined her. make the most of it!

    • Reply
      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Aw, yeah I remember hearing about your trip from Emily. It must have been so cold during the winter! It’s actually really neat to start off my time here with my family. I’m slowly trying to get my language skills together and get my bearing on the city.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    August 2, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I enjoyed the very same kind of banana milk at work yesterday =)

    • Reply
      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Sooo sweet and delicious! And of course, I ate some bean paste pastry with my banana milk.

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    August 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    These pictures are so green and gorgeous, this has a different vibe from your usual posts. I hope you are having a wonderful time right now :]

    • Reply
      Sewon
      August 5, 2011 at 2:03 am

      Thank you! I’m loving the fresh air and so much nature around me. :]

  • Reply
    Galine
    August 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Just in case you don’t see, I left you a novel of a reply on my blog with recommendations! haha Gorgeous pictures! & is that Dak Galbi in the one picture? Yuuum! Korean food is so delicious!

    • Reply
      Sewon
      August 5, 2011 at 2:04 am

      Oh thank you so much! I’m totally going to all those places! And yes, that’s dak galbi + the fried rice at the end. :]

  • Reply
    Eileen
    August 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I will have to talk to you if I get the luxery of going to South Korea, without a doubt. You’re really becoming my favourite photographers. If I had the money (Hell, I am a starving artist), I would buy some of your photographs. Gah.

    • Reply
      Sewon
      August 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      Definitely let me know! And thanks. :]

  • Reply
    Johanna Tagada
    August 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    It’s nice to learn a bit more about you with this post.
    I wish you a wonderful time there with your relatives.
    xx

    • Reply
      Sewon
      August 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    Katie
    August 3, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Amazing pictures, I can’t wait to see more! xo

  • Reply
    sc
    August 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    How cool is that! Have a nice stay in Korea. We´ll stay tuned! :)

  • Reply
    STARR
    August 8, 2011 at 12:19 am

    gorgeous photos! I’ll definitely be checking back here to see updates. I really want to go back some day. Let us know what’s going on with fashion/beauty trends over there 😉

  • Reply
    Melissa
    August 8, 2011 at 2:17 am

    That’s lovely of your family! I can’t wait to see what other beautiful photos you’ll take!

  • Reply
    Rina
    August 8, 2011 at 5:33 am

    That’s great that you get to spend some time with your family after being away from them!
    And what’s even greater is that you are all together again in your birth country!
    How special!
    Looking forward to seeing many more lovely photos
    xoxo

  • Reply
    SOPHIEohyat
    August 8, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Hi!
    Where is that? nice pics!
    and that is chicken galbi, right? look so yum. Even I’m a pesco vegetarian. X)

  • Reply
    yujean
    August 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I’M JEALOUS
    visiting in the summer > visiting in the winter

  • Reply
    Amelia
    August 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Your pictures are so lovely as always.

    Athazagoraphobia is such a good word. 😀

  • Reply
    Hey, it’s my birthday! | Maps and Fragments
    August 28, 2011 at 12:34 am

    […] visit and our trip to Xian, big meals with friends in Shanghai, a summer in Beijing, a family trip to Korea, and finally settling here, safe and […]

  • Leave a Reply