All posts by Jo-Anna Lynch

January 2, 2014

Ringing in 2014 at Bosingak Belfry in Jongno, Seoul

In honor of the new year, I thought I would briefly explain one Korean New Year’s tradition and my own personal experience along with it.

On January 1st, Koreans…


Preparing Your Korean Wedding

December 13, 2013, No comments

For those of you dreaming of your Korean wedding, here’s a small planning guide to your future wedding based on my own experiences planning my ...

Sitting on the floor in a dress this big is no easy feat

Behind the scenes at a Korean wedding studio photo shoot

October 24, 2013, No comments

These days in Korea it is very popular to not just take photos on the day of your wedding, but to shoot some photos, either in a studio and/or outside ...


A Review of 10 Korean Textbooks

July 17, 2013, 1 Comment

I’ve been studying Korean on and off since 2006, so over the years I’ve gone through a lot of books, good and bad. If you’re in the ...

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    A Hike to Sujong Temple
    May 27, 2013, No comments

    Just before Buddha’s birthday, on May 17th, we thought it would only be fitting to take a trip up to Sujong Temple/ 수종사. We had been wanting to go here for a while. We see it every time we drive home from Yangsuri,…

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    Cheongdo: Bullfighting, a Wine and a Temple
    April 24, 2013, No comments

    This past weekend, the city of Cheongdo (청도) held its annual bullfighting festival (소싸움 축제). While even now I’m not sure how I feel about having bulls fight each other, it is an interesting tradition.…