Cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

Springtime is in full bloom here in Korea, and that means that the cherry blossoms are, too. And in true Korean fashion, there is a festival to celebrate it. Knowing that the beauty of these flowers is fleeting, my friends and I decided to attend the first day of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival…

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Life in Jinju: Lights, Lights, Lights

The start of October brought me much more this year than the chilly weather I desire so badly after a hot and humid summer. In Jinju, October also means the beginning of a two week celebration: the Lantern Festival. The festival is held along the Nam River and at the Fortress, which I am lucky…