The 4/9 Market

This market opens locally in my city of Songtan on every day that ends in a 4 or a 9.  So, like the 14th or the 29th.  This was the first time that my family and I had gone all together.  I was surprised to see as many little “shops” as I did.  All of them selling a lot of different products like produce, fish and clothes.   Here are some photos that my brother, Brice and I took together.  Enjoy!

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Traffic Light Painting

I took this photo on a bridge close to my home.  I have been wanting to take this kind of photo for a long time, and I think it turned out great!  Check it out.

Traffic Light Painting Korea.jpg

If you want to see more of experiences in Korea, then check out my brother’s blog!  He blogs his school-work and about Korea as well.

Thanks for checking this out, and stay tuned for more!

Quinn Palmer



Two weeks ago, my family and I visited the east coast of Korea.  And, no matter where you go on any coast of Korea or any part of Asia, for that matter, you will have a very big selection of seafood.   I got to try some… interesting… things while at a seafood restaurant  with some friends.   Here is a photo of some of the foods I got to try.

 Top : A type of sea snail.  Right: squid  Left: sea squirts (They literally tasted like the ocean!)  Bottom: sea cucumber (they were tough to chew)   We also had shrimp!

So, as you can see it was a very new experience to try all of these things!  If you don’t like seafood, I suggest that you don’t visit the coasts of Korea!

Quinn Palmer

Making the Year Last

South Korea is a very small place in comparison to other places on the Earth.  But in just that small mass of land, there are over 51 million people living here.  North Korea’s population is about half of that, estimating at about 25 million. Now, I only have a year to get life experiences that will stay with me forever.

Guess I better make the most of it.

This was a old Korean residence for a scholar and his family. Him and his mother’s face are on the 50,000 and 5,000 won bill.  The residence was called 오죽헌.  Pronounced: Ojukheon.

Quinn Palmer