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Shelley✒️Writer/Accidental Mom  🌎61 countries ✈️Globetrotting with a #littletraveler 📍Expat life in Seoul, now #YYC 🖌Ultimate Guide to #Banpo #Hangang Park in #Seoul 👇👇👇

My daughter is 33 months old, and this is her first meeting with a chipmunk in Alberta, Canada. 🐿 Tragic, isn’t it? 😢. But such is life living in Seoul, one of the world’s few megacities.
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To say she was excited is an understatement. She spent about 2 hours squealing every time she saw it and leaving offerings of sunflower seeds outside its “house.” 🐿🐿🐿 #chipmunksofinstagram
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Beef in a leaf or ssam, whatever you call it, the Korean way of eating BBQ meat all wrapped up in as many leaves as possible, along with a side of kimchi and some rice, is delicious and healthy too.
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It also tastes way better when it’s grilled outside in some fresh mountain air. Just saying... #beefinaleaf #쌈
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Mom cooking up bulgogi on a picnic table with a gorgeous mountain lake behind her. This photo is basically a replay of my childhood, growing up in the Rockies (well the good parts anyway). 😉 I’m so grateful that Naia is able to have this amazing experience too.
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Back then, in the 70s and 80s, Korean food certainly wasn’t as known or trendy as it is now, and every time we went picnicking in the mountains, the meat cooking would attract people who’d always come over to find out what smelled so damn good. 🐻 Better than bears, right? #childhoodmemoriesrelived
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I’ve turned into THAT mom that I swore I’d never become. Because I can’t seem to go more than a week without posting a pic of my #littletraveler. ❤️
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Her latest skill is counting up to 10 on her fingers in Korean (harder than it looks). #thatmom 🤫
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My daughter was born in Seoul, a huge mega city, and the primary views in her first 2.5 years of life have been buildings, manicured parks and the inside of kids cafes. Honestly, I’m not sure if she knows the difference, but because I grew up just an hour away from one of the world’s great natural landscapes, I really wanted her to experience nature in it’s true, raw form.
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How do you feel about raising kids in big cities where everything is at your fingertips vs close to nature? #runwildmychild
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The water from the mountains that feeds the lakes and streams in Kananaskis Country is incredibly clean and freezing cold. These are definitely not lakes to swim in, but they sure are beautiful to behold from the safety of a boat. 🛶
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My hubby @agr1nho proposed to me in a boat atop Lake Louise, and threatened to throw me overboard if I didn’t say yes. It’s also one of the few times I’ve ever seen him “kind of” speechless. 😁#somekindofwonderful
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Seoul is a place you have to take breaks from. Don’t get me wrong, I love living there. It’s fast paced, convenient and never boring. But the silence and serenity of raw nature, which Alberta has in spades, can’t be beat. 🏞🏞🏞#serenitynow
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The Forget me Not Pond in Kananaskis Country must have the most tongue in cheek name ever. It’s so gorgeous you couldn’t possibly forget it! 🏞
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It’s also the absolute perfect size to walk around with a toddler. She had a ton of fun sticking her feet in the freezing cold water, throwing rocks and hiding in BBQ pits from grandma. 😍 #wearetravelmums
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Confession. I’ve been on a total food bender since I got back to Canada. Most of it rather unhealthy. Taco Time, Tim Horton’s, dim sum, food court Chinese, Wonderbars, and good steak. What can I say? I’ve been craving a lot of things since the last time I was here in 2014. 😅
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This mixed grill plate @jerusalemshawarma was definitely the most satisfying and healthiest thing I’ve probably eaten so far. Can’t wait to go back for another! 🍽 What do you miss eating from home? #cantstopeating
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