This will likely be my last travelog as we leave in 36 hours and have a ton to smush into our schedule. I’ll post some additional pictures and reflections in a week or so when I’ve had a chance to process it all.
That being said, I can safely say that this trip has changed […]
Missionaries brought the game of baseball to Asia in the late 1800’s. Centuries later, it has evolved into nearly the same game as we see in the United States — on the field, that is.
Off the field is a completely different story.
On Tuesday, we went to Games 2 and 3 of the World […]
When you find Korea on the map, it looks relatively isolated. A peninsula country, it sticks out of the northÂ eastern tip of Asia just north of Japan. But when you get here, you realize that Korea is really wedged between predators on all sides as well as wedged between cultures and time.
As you walk […]
The old saying goes there are eight million stories in the naked city. Whomever coined that phraseÂ likely grossly undercounted Seoul.
Day three here and I already have dozens of stories. The couple from Minnesota that saw my Royals jacket and said Twins fans were happy we won the World Series – while standing in the […]
Day 2 and I have learned this: Koreans are basically Polish grandmothers.
From the second we met up with Sungwoo at the airport and made the one hour+ subway ride to our hotel, he’s been trying to feed us. When we met up with his wife, ParkÂ You-Young, the efforts to shove food down […]
Once in a Lifetime rarely has the benefit of foresight. Usually, you don’t get the sense something will never happen again until it’s all but a memory. That’s why this trip to Korea is so special. We have had the benefit of knowing it was coming for quite a while. And if we’re being perfectly […]
If you’re not familiar with the story of Sungwoo Lee, well, you’re probably on the wrong website. Click the big blue book on the right and pay $10 to read all about it. Then come back here and you’ll be mostly caught up. Since then it’s just been a lot of fart jokes.