Monday, January 18, 2010

Scenes from Saigon

Over the next two weeks, while Sara and I are on vacation with our friends Andrew and Katie in southeast Asia, I'll only be posting small updates of our travels. Usually it will only be a picture or two. When we're back, I'll post updates on the entire trip. Today--we're in Saigon:
The view from our hotel.A barge on the Saigon River.

Tomorrow: the Mekong Delta.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In Korea, The Snow Also Falls

On Monday, after months of suffering through useless cold, snow finally began to fall on my little Korean home. The kids nearly jumped out of their seats at the site of the big flakes falling from the sky. I've never seen people react so positively to a big snowfall. It was refreshing to be in a place where people love the snow, like Sara and I do.
Here you can see the snow falling down on the river. Save for a few trees and a wet ending, the mountain in the background looks like a great ski hill.
The snow-covered evergreens reminded me of Colorado. When I took this picture, it felt like I was driving into Winter Park or Breckenridge.
Snow falls so rarely in Andong that even the gas station attendants were excited. This little guy is wearing an SK Oil cap.

The next day, even though the snow stopped falling around 5:30 on Monday, my school declared a snow day.

To see a glimpse of Christmas in Andong, come back a little later.^^