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Daegu Arboretum

What’s better than a festering pile of waste? A park, of course! The Daegu Arboretum used to be a landfill and now its a quaint park with many types of plant life to suit your aesthetic needs. This is a beautiful place to visit in beautiful fall weather.  It’s on the outskirts of Daegu so plan transportation accordingly. It was a bitch to get a cab on the way back into town. More information can be found here: Daegu Arboretum 

Apsan Mountain | Daegu

Up on top of a mountain I had no idea I was climbing that day, is a very nice view of Daegu City in South Korea. But, you have to get there by cablecar. I have to admit I didn’t really want to do it. I wasn’t prepared to hike up even part of a mountain. I was wearing inappropriate clothing and unsupportive shoes. I was lugging around an overnight bag. And, more importantly,  I am now uber terrified of all safety procedures, measures and faux precautions taken in Korea as there are WAY too many deadly accidents. Right before we went up in our tin-car of terror, 12 poor souls had just died at a concert in Seoul by falling through a street grate to a parking garage under the ground.  It’s all I could think about. I am just not that convinced Korea knows anything about safety. So the trip up was dramatic for me. Luckily it was uneventful.  The view is of the entire city of Daegu and it is quite nice.  It …

Hakdong Park |a little nature in gangnam

Even couch potatoes need a little fresh air and greenery now and again. I find my respite in a lovely little park near my home in Nonhyeon. Hakdong park is a quick getaway about a 15 minute walk from my apartment. It’s only 15 minutes because I walk super slow. #noshameinit I use it for rest and exercise. It has a couple of tennis courts, some Korean style work out machines, a place for the kids and a couple of pagodas to sit and relax. There is a nice little hill to get your heart rate moving along as well, which makes it a great place to get in some cardio. I love it because its a bit wild, it smells like mud but its still in the middle of civilization. You can find more pictures on my Flikr page!   Directions per Exploring Korea How to get to Hakdong Park Seoul There are a few ways to get to the park and all take about the same time. You can take line 7 to Nonhyeon station …

|Lush| Bouquet

For Teacher’s Day the mom’s of my students got my coteacher and I two huge bouquets of flowers because they are sweet, generous ladies. The problem with the bouquet (if you can call it a problem) is that the bouquet was enormous and I am a cat mother.   So Iggy freaking LOVES plants. He’d eat everything colorful and green in the world. He’d spill it all over the floor and rub his fat body around in the mess. He just loves them.  So I needed to break down the bouquet into more manageable parts. They make just as beautiful little bouquets as it did the huge one.