Chuncheon Marathon

Chuncheon in October, with its lake surrounded by mountains, is a beautiful place for a race. Here we are looking happy at the start. We felt just as happy, though more tired, by the end.
Many thanks to Mike and Angie for the photographs and great company, not to mention the pre-race peanut butter snacks and post-race pecan pie.


Entrepreneurial Artistry

Speed, precision, and witty banter combine to make this calligrapher a success with tourists and locals alike.


One mask of many

Beloved by traditional ink and wash painters, calligraphers, and generations of Asian poets, the chrysanthemum is a symbol of nobility. This beautiful yellow specimen stands in quiet contrast to the dark reds and browns of Bongeunsa's main prayer hall.


Jinyeomun (The Gate of Truth)

Bongeunsa, built in 794AD, is a quiet hillside temple in the middle of this busy city. The giant painted doorways leading inside portray these fierce guardians.

Once the threshold is crossed, one can see what they're protecting.


عيد مبارك‎

Eid Mubarak! To celebrate the end of Ramadan, Muslims the world over now celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, a three day 'blessed festival' to mark the end of the fasting period. For the very excited little Muslims in my class, this means a few days away from the Grade Three grind, family trips to local amusement parks, and wallets bursting with extra pocket money.