You Can’t Do it All…

Today marks day 7 of my Korean explorations.  I came with many plans and ideas, only to find that there just isn’t enough time to do everything on my list – and they aren’t long lists.

Here are some things to keep in mind, so that you don’t start beating yourself up about missed opportunities:

  • Travelling is tiring work, especially in a new country.  Everything is different and your eyes and brain are busy processing a lot of new information.
  • Age and health make a difference.  I am closer to 60 and still overweight.  I can’t do as much as others can, especially those that write travel blogs!
  • What matters to you…living in Beijing and visiting Korea makes me realize that I like poking in little shops to see what they have that we don’t in North America.  Poking takes time – a lot of time.
  • Rest matters, and you should schedule it into your travel plans, especially when you are experiencing so many new sights, sounds, smells and tastes.

Today is my last day in Sokcho, so I’m going to take a morning trip to the mountains and then do some geocaching around a lake.  I have walked by the sea, picked sea glass and looked at birds.  I went to the Abai Village and had sundae.  I like the squid version better. (Lesson learned…you can buy it from a vendor in the market and it’s much cheaper than in a restaurant!)  I rode the Gaetbae and even helped to move it along.  The Bimimbap here was good, and I had leftovers from both meals for suppers.  This link gives you some ideas of what I could have done.  But I’m glad I found the market!


The market was the best part of the day for me and I enjoyed poking around and seeing what was available.  Every seaweed vendor had samples.  I never really thought about having so many options in seaweed before.  They all look the same to me.

Thanks for sharing the journey with me and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!


About Marcia Stehouwer

I have a great life (most days) and a small budget, so being frugal is one of my favourite hobbies. I started this blog after procrastinating for 3 months, on April Fool's Day. I knit, I read, I knit, I work... I am also about a quarter of the way through my goal to lose 100 pounds. So between knitting, working, reading etc., I also do some walking! EDIT: 2021. I am not closer to my weight goal, but moving forward. The budget is still small. We are renting our homestead and progressing towards our family dream!
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