In April we did a “Volunteer Vacation” in Vietnam with a company called GlobeAware. It was a mix of service and touristing and it was a blast. The service involved building a brick house for a woman whose house was falling apart, painting rooms and building a chicken coop for a deaf school (Hearing and Beyond), teaching English, and visiting a hospital. The tourist activities included Cham Island, My Son ruins, a couple of afternoons at the beach, and shopping. Some of us also fit in an amazing bike tour (Heaven and Earth) on the last day before heading to the airport for our 12-hour layover in Seoul.
Here’s a 5-minute video that’s focused on the service –
I’m posting these in the wrong order, but oh well. On our way back from Vietnam (post coming soon) we had a 12-hour layover in Seoul. We arranged for a tour guide to pick us up in a minibus with an amazing interior and take us to several sights in the city, including:
Blue House (quick glance as we drove by)
N Seoul Tower
Insadong Antique Street
Gwangjang Food Market (amazing!)
Seoul Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Here’s a video summary –
If you couldn’t get enough of the raw octopus footage, here’s some more –
I relax best when I’m watching something else work really hard. Here’s a hummingbird in slow-motion (25% of normal) from last night. You can see his long tongue flick out at the very beginning. Also, backyard bird sounds at 1/4 speed are freaky!