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Two Crabs
Washington, DC
A wanderlust U.S. Foreign Service couple exploring the world, one country -- and one pub -- at a time!
Interests: Traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, cooking, film, journalism, foreign relations
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Greetings from Bali, Indonesia. Full trip report TK when we return to Seoul. Namaste. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Two Crabs
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It's time for another episode of The Two Crabs Guide to Skiing Korea! The final resort we are reviewing this season is Bears Town. This small resort is located less than 45 minutes northeast of downtown Seoul. With just a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Two Crabs
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During the 2013-2014 Ski Season, the Two Crabs had the opportunity to sample four of Korea's major ski resorts: Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Bears Town and High 1 Resort. Of those, HIGH 1 is by far the tops! The Two Crabs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Two Crabs
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Korea got a nice dumping of snow on Saturday. So early Sunday morning, the Two Crabs and an FSO friend hit the slopes, this time at Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang county, South Korea. It seemed a fitting location this week,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Two Crabs
Thanks, Kent, and thanks for following our blog! Good luck with your candidacy!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Enough is enough at Two Crabs
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Above: Reflections of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria Apologies for lack of posting. The Two Crabs are fresh off the plane after a two-week ski trip in Austria and Germany -- hitting the slopes,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Two Crabs
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Mr. Crab recently had a rare opportunity to work inside the DMZ for several days, during Vice President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea. Despite its name, the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North & South Korea is one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Two Crabs
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The Two Crabs have two shared passions in life: traveling and skiing. So when we landed our Korea assignment, we were psyched because Korea has 1) snow and 2) ski resorts! South Korea has a young but growing ski industry,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Merry Christmas from Korea! Actually, since about mid September, it's already started to look a lot like Christmas. For better or worse, Koreans have embraced every aspect of the holiday season, from over-the-top consumerism to holiday decorations, music, gift-giving and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Although we live in the middle of the city, Yongsan Army Garrison and the adjacent National Museum of Korea parkland have become a de facto bird sanctuary. A few photos of the many Birds of Korea that live in our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Located downtown in Gwangwamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of Seoul's main tourist attractions. Dating to 1395, it's the largest of Seouls "Five Grand Palaces." The palace is huge complex of buildings including the throne room, the king and queen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Two Crabs
Guy, thanks for reading. Sorry I might have written the wrong exit number because we did not cross the street. The bus stop was just outside the stairs up from the metro. I'll have to do it again!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2013 on The Golden Buddha of Bukhansan at Two Crabs
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A few weeks ago, the Two Crabs took our second camping trip in South Korea. This time, we went to Seoraksan National Park to take in the autumn colors. Having learned our lesson the hard way, this time we left... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Yesterday, the Two Crabs and friends took a hiking trip to experience one of the most amazing sights in Seoul - the Golden Buddha of Bukhansan. Located in Bukhansan National Park just north of downtown Seoul, the Golden Buddha of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Last weekend, the Two Crabs went on our first road trip outside of Seoul to Gangwon province on the East Coast of Korea. Our goal: to camp overnight at Odaesan National Park. Odaesan is not the most famous or popular... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Every month or so, U.S. Embassy Seoul's American Citizen Services (ACS) Section provides off-site services in other major cities around Korea. Last week, we were lucky enough to spend several days in Busan -- Korea's second-largest city and the peninsula's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Two Crabs
Nothing PD-specific except to immerse yourself in all kinds of media including newspapers, magazines, social media, radio (NPR, VOA), etc. Just remember that we are all generalists and you could be serving in any one of the 5 tracks during the course of your career. Good luck!
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2013 on Mastering the Foreign Service exam at Two Crabs
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Hiking is one most popular pastimes in Korea, not surprising considering that Korea is 70% mountainous. And that includes Seoul, home to South Korea's most popular National Park, Bukhansan. Every weekend, thousands of Koreans head for the hills, most folks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Day 2 of our Chuseok Korean Thanksgiving stay-cation. Today we took a short walk off the base to the Korean War Memorial Museum. As the name implies, the museum traces the history of the Korean War with lots of interactive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Today is the first day of Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving. For foreigners, this means a 5-day weekend. For Koreans, it's the busiest travel day of the year. According to Arrirang News, 400,000 cars departed Seoul today. Highways are parking lots,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Mrs Kim's famous bulgogi recipe. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Two Crabs
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This Choseok (Korean thanksgiving) holiday, show your family you care with the spam gift package! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Two Crabs
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Sep 11, 2013
Hi "Future Diplomat" and thanks for the kind remarks. Congrats on passing the FSOT and best of luck at the OA!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2013 on Mastering the Foreign Service exam at Two Crabs
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Mr. & Mrs. Crab share an common love for biking. When we lived in London, Mrs. Crab commutted to work daily by bike along Regent's Canal. And back in Arlington, Mr. Crab commutted daily to FSI (Foreign Service Institute), uphill... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at Two Crabs