One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” –Henry Miller

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thank You Vania!!

The photos here are beautiful and artistically captured.. and they are also not mine. My camera battery was out of service the week of orientation and the day that we went to Gyeongbokdung Palace and to the Nanta Performance. Vania Lanas was sweet enough to let me use her photos to show all of you. Thanks Vania!

These are photos are from inside Gyeongbok Palace. Gyongbok Palace, located in Korea's capital city, Seoul, was built more than six centuries ago; though parts of it have been destroyed and reconstructed. The picture at the top was the King's residence.

Military inside the castle preparing for the G-20 Summit meeting that will be held in Seoul in November of this year. Korea will be the first non-G8 member to host a G-20 Summit meeting.

Traditional Korean drum used to create Samulnori, traditional Korean music.

Our orientation leaders told us that Nanta means to make a mess. The performance was something like a cooking show meets stomp the yard meets an eurythmic  beat.

I swear I was trying my darnedest not to make eye contact when they were looking for two people to go on stage. Of course they had to pick me! I'm eating soup here. I got unofficially married on the show.  That's why I'm wearing the get up. It was an arranged marriage. It didn't end well. ;)


  1. HAHAHAHA! Oh man. I can't wait to hear all about this!!

    The pictures are so amazing! Wow wow wow wow! Ahhhhhhhhh you must be having such a great time :)

  2. Hey, you look really out of the world in that picture....n who says arranged marriages dont show make more effort..good pair