Author Archives: Marcia Stehouwer

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!

Climbing Mountains…

Sometimes we think that climbing mountains is best left to those who are younger, fitter, weigh less…or at least I do.  But during my trip to Korea I managed to explore two mountains, one near Sokcho ( Mount Seoraksan) and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Getting Lost… And Found again.

When I thought about blogging about my trip to Korea, I had in mind to post something day by day, tracking expenses and all that stuff.  But it’s Saturday night and I’m tired and all my good intentions have fallen … Continue reading

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Airport Adventures…

Getting from my home in Yizhuang-Beijing to my hostel in Chuncheon, South Korea with my self, my sanity and my luggange intact! Continue reading

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So you want to make a weather blanket?

I’m not sure that I’m an expert on this, but I’m into my third year of this strange behaviour, so I think I can add something to the discussion. During my first weeks in Beijing I began to collect the … Continue reading

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An Unusual New Year’s Blog…

Maybe. This New Year’s morning underscores the transient nature of resolutions.  From my window – between the smog and and fog, I can’t even see the subway station and this is my way of deciding to stay indoors and in … Continue reading

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Ping’An Ye 2016

Christmas this year is quite different from last year here in Beijing.  There are more and more wintery Christmas decorations in the stores.  Yesterday, as I was walking home with my very full (and very heavy) water jugs I was … Continue reading

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