석가탄신일: Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday
Culture / Holidays / Landmarks

석가탄신일: Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

Once again, I headed out to 조계사 (Jogyesa) this year to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. In Korean, this day is called 석가탄신일 (Seokga Tansinil), meaning “Buddha’s birthday” or 부처님 오신 날 (Bucheonim Osin Nal) meaning “the day when the Buddha came.” In China and Korea, it is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the lunar calendar. The … Continue reading

A Day In Danyang
Landmarks / Places

A Day In Danyang

If Korea was ever in possession of  top secret technology capable of reviving the dinosaur species, 단양 (Danyang) is where they would keep them. After a long 4 hour traffic congested bus ride, my boyfriend, his father (let’s call him Papa Song) and I finally arrived in 단양 (Danyang). Peering out the bus windows, there … Continue reading