Category Archives: Adoption Travel – Korea

Holt Guest House, “Family Room” (#405)

We traveled to Seoul in late November/early December 2013 and had the opportunity to stay at the Holt guest house for a week.  We had 4 people in our party, 2 adults (my husband and me) and our young children … Continue reading

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Photographers for Adoption Trip

Several of my friends who have adopted over the last few years have opted to use professional photographers to document their family’s experience. Though we didn’t use a photographer when we adopted our children as it wasn’t a common choice … Continue reading

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Traveling with Small Humans

When we first started telling people we were going to Korea on vacation for 2 1/2 weeks, one of the first questions many asked was:  “Are you bringing the kids?” or “All of you???”  When we said, “Yes!”  we were … Continue reading

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Dongdaemun (East Gate Market, 동대문시장)

We venture to Dongdaemun one of the days on our trip to Korea.  A dear Korean friend who had just moved back to Suwon just outside of Seoul was our guide. We bought comforters, matching pillowcases, and the pads (thin … Continue reading

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DMC Ville – Doing Laundry (a.k.a. How to Wash & Steam Clothes 101)

How to Wash & Steam Clothes 101 1. Insert clothes in Korean washing machine. 2. Attempt to figure out the settings. 3. Consult translation on the wall. 4. Decide not to use the “boil” option. 5. Throw caution to the … Continue reading

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DMC Ville – Nearby Places to Eat

We just got back from staying at DMC Ville in Seoul.  Unlike staying in the heart of Seoul like at Somerset Palace, Fraser Place, etc., DMC Ville is located in a high tech business district.  It is not as easy … Continue reading

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Lodging in Seoul: Seokyo, Somerset, DMC Ville, Fraser Place Central

A lot of people ask about which hotel or serviced residence to stay in.  We have stayed at the Seokyo (hotel, Sept 2008), the Somerset (serviced residence, April 2010), and DMC Ville (serviced residence, Mayu 2010).  We have also visited … Continue reading

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