These photos were taken with a crappy digital camera in 2004 when we had an especially cool fall, which made the trees turn deeper colors. The photos are from Jung-li, Masan City, South Korea. We arrived here October 31 2001 and stayed until May 2005. We so enjoyed our time teaching in Masan.
Koreans love these fall grasses
Korean feather reed grass
red maples outside our apartment
the river in fall
I walked along this river everyday. It was so peaceful. Jung-li is a suburb of Masan and is a very small community land wise. I could easily walk the whole town in a couple hours.
Koreans love to walk 산책 and hike 등산. My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed the hiking and walking trails and paths in Korea. The trail outside our apartment is called the Happy Road. Isn’t that a great name!
Some places we’ve hiked and walked:
Masan – Jung-li
Jung-li is a small suburb of Masan. Masan is about an hour away from Busan where we live now. Busan is the second largest city in Korea. These pictures were taken in 2002 and 2003.
Jung-ri, Masan – local mountain
Special mountain water
Jinhae cherry blossoms
Mountain near our apartment
Masan from Pallyong mountain
river on the way down
Pallyong mountain in Masan in the spring
Masan from above
Masan from up high
local mountain in Sam-gye
early spring hiking
view from the top
tombs on the mountain
look at that branch
reservoir up the valley on our way down the mountain
Running ten minutes late we burst through the door of the hamam (Turkish bathhouse).
All that we three girlfriends knew about the Turkish baths was that there would be steam, possibly some scrubbing and massage…basically we were ‘newbies’ and not well researched. Our cycling guide had booked the appointment for us saying we would love it and this was an authentic experience.
The large Turkish gentleman ushered the three of us to a small change room. There he grunted and pointed to the cloths on the table and we gathered it was time to change. The image below gives you an idea of the material we had to work with.
The cloths it turned out were rectangular and about 6 feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide. The three of us looked at each other hoping someone had the answer to how to cover the necessary…
Crazy Canadians. Polar bear swim in Calgary last year. Next year, Sue at Travel Tales of Life will take a dip for this worthy cause. The group that organizes this event is Servants Anonymous Foundation; an organization fighting human trafficking and exploitation. Great job Dave and Sue for your volunteerism!
Elvis, Superwoman, Captain Canada and Tuxedo Man all leapt into the frigid water to raise money for Servants Anonymous Foundation; an organization fighting human trafficking and exploitation. The bear could not be convinced no matter how great the cause.
In Canada polar dips or plunges have become common on New Years day. Perhaps a growing health care trend in checking heart function for the upcoming year…. if you don’t have a cardiac arrest on the spot you are clear for the next 365 days.
Such polar dips here often are associated with a charitable cause. Hubby and I were there volunteering for this one; I signing up the dipsters, he pulling them out of the freezing pond.
See below my traditional Canadian winter uniform. Besides wearing my sleeping bag everywhere I go I am sporting heated boots with rechargeable batteries. My family…
A beautiful post from Greenland on the rainbow.
The eastgreenlandic word for ”hope” is ”neriunner”. It is closely related to the word for ”rainbow”, ”neriusaar”, meaning, that when we see a rainbow, there is hope!