Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Korean Style

It's hard to believe that Christmas is here. The last 3 months have gone by so fast. It has been a whirl wind for us. We have been traveling almost every weekend and our trips have included a trip to Seoul, a trip to Busan to go to the aquarium and Haeundae beach, and a day trip to Gwangju where Anthony took me to see Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D IMAX. We have had a lot of fun in the last few weeks all leading up to our first big trip since we got here. Next Wednesday we leave for Japan for seven days. Our first stop will be Tokyo for 3 days. While we are there we plan to see:

  • The Sumo museum
  • Sony HQ
  • Harajuku
  • The Imperial Palace Gardens
and tons of other things. It will also be a perfect place to visit during Christmas because we found a English Christmas day mass and we are going to go ice skating. Next we will go to Kyoto for three days. We have lots of things planned in Kyoto as well. I think we are equally looking forward to everything in Kyoto. It is the ancient capital city of Japan so there will be lots of pagodas and this if one of the last places in Japan that has Geisha Tea Houses. It will be an amazing trip. When we get back to Korea we will fly into Seoul where Anthony's parents will be. We are excited to spend New Years with them in Seoul. The big tradition in Seoul is to ring this huge bell 33 times. I think it is more like a gong. It should be interesting.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It will be difficult not seeing everyone during the holidays!