Getting Weird in Gangjin (Part Two)

After exploring what was either an active or retired helicopter, our next stop was one of Scrabbles’ favorite restaurants.  She is not fond of Korean food so naturally, they served pasta and salads.  I tried the Cajun chicken salad. The King dined on some stir-fried beef and rice while Potato enjoyed some cream-sauced carbonara drowned … Continue reading Getting Weird in Gangjin (Part Two)

Getting Weird in Gangjin (Part One)

“This should be a very routine trip,” I naively thought while staring out my bus window, surveying the ever-breathtaking Korean mountainside.  I was on vacation, fresh off of visiting Fireball and Special K in Yeosu, and thought I would throw in one additional evening of friendly frolicking in Gangjin. Meeting up with Scrabbles seemed especially … Continue reading Getting Weird in Gangjin (Part One)

The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part Two)

I began my 17-day vacation with the utmost optimism.  Mr. Meta invited me on a "leisurely" bike ride from Mokpo to Gwangju.  However, detours, headwind, and constant uphill grades slowly downgraded this trip from "leisurely" to "hard work."  My optimism and resolve faded to black. And yet, on the opposite side of my psyche, an … Continue reading The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part Two)

The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part One)

As graduation week concluded, my first semester of work officially finished, marking the start of a well-deserved two-and-a-half-week uninterrupted vacation.  I could think of no other holiday-christening activity more relaxing than a 100-kilometer bike ride. Mr. Meta, another August orientation-mate, invited me a month in advance.  In classic procrastinatory style, I didn’t think much of … Continue reading The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part One)