I managed to see two sites on my Asian trip that were bucket list items. Being in China of course means seeing the Great Wall, easily accessible and visited by most American’s who travel here. It was astonishingly beautiful on the clear and cold, crisp day we stood upon it....Read More
Kimchee Capers – Korea Within Reach “Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water...Read More
Kimchee Capers Well Bless My Seoul Seoul – what a great city and so unexpected. Seoul is a marvelous and beautiful metropolis surrounded by hills and forests with a major river (Han) and several tributaries running through the city. It is spotlessly clean. I...Read More
Kimchee Capers My Weekend with the Monks I’ve done a lot of cool things in my life. A few experiences stand out to me. As I have aged I am more aware how unique some of these moments have been; taking a shower on the Serengeti with water heated over an open fire,...Read More
Kimchee Capers Mountain Climbing We are staying in a city called Daejeon in South Korea. It’s not what I expected. It’s much larger and more modern than I thought it would be. It’s not as cosmopolitan as Seoul, but it is Korea’s center for technology and...Read More
Surprising China Installment Four – Ancient & Modern I’m a bit ashamed to say I did not expect the city of Beijing to be so modern. I am quit tuned into architecture because of have an architect son, and I have to say Beijing had some of the most beautiful...Read More
Surprising China Installment Two – Smog I’d heard so much negative press about the smog in Beijing I was really scared. I thought for sure we were going to be unable to see our hand in front of our face. I spent $50 on a facemask with a filter for fear I would be...Read More
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