Visiting Fort Matanzas, a small yet historic Spanish fort, involves a short boat ride. For a bit of the history, read the sign in the first picture.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Congratulations to the U.S. women's soccer team--they beat France 3-1 to advance to the World Cup finals.
The U.S. team will play Japan on Sunday (2 pm EST) for the World Cup title.
A question--who are my friends in Korea going to root for? The U.S., because many Koreans do not, um, like Japan so much? Or will Koreans pull for an Asian winner?
Posted by KimchiMandu at 18:10
Monday, 4 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
American food variety: great
Korean public transportation: great
One of my thoughts--given that I live in South Korea but am visiting the U.S. for several months--is that we Americans are fortunate to have such a variety of food. From restaurants to grocery stores, it is fairly easy to eat a wide selection of food. I have managed, for example, in each place I have visited this summer, to buy kimchi (2 out of 3 have been good). The local shopping mall where I am now in Maryland has a nice "ethnic" food court.
Something that I have not enjoyed is that you have to drive to get anywhere. People here are accustomed to 10-30 minute car trips to go to a shopping area or restaurant. The multi-use areas in Korea seem increasingly desirable, as I can walk to most places in 5-10 minutes from where I live. However, I like the quiet nature of the living areas I have visited in the U.S., so it's a give-take situation, a trade-off.
Posted by KimchiMandu at 23:42