Tag Archive for South Korea

Culture Time with Leila

Leila and I enjoyed the Hop On Hop Off bus tour of Gangneung and found a temple in the middle of the city. We played traditional games, had fermented tea, got our name translated into Korean and even dress up in traditional dress called hanbok. The Cultural Olympiad, the arm of the Organizing Committee who handles the heritage promotion of…

A Morning Walk Through Gangneung

We don’t get much time off here in South Korea. Data Collections, lectures, on the bus, off the bus, dinner here, and cultural event there make most of us just want to sleep when we get the chance. Today is my last “day off” but my internal body clock still woke be up at 6:00 a.m. with no chance of…

Witnessing Shaun White’s Redemption

I was lucky enough to be training at the Half Pipe slope when Shaun White redeemed himself of his Sochi disaster. Waking up early to get to the mountain was rough, but you can feel the excitement and anticipation building when the runs began. The cheering room section was filled to the brim, and the stands were filled with people…

Our Trip Motto- “Be Flexible”

Greetings from the floor of Detroit Metropolitan Airport! Dr. Neirotti has tried to give us as many tips and tricks for traveling, especially for mega events like the Olympics and her motto throughout the course has been “Be Flexible.” I think we all have tried to prepare for the unexpected as much as possible but our trip to South Korea…