Jeong Ah Seo and her family were warm, inviting, and completely made my time in Busan. We shared food together and wonderful conversation about her travels with her son. You couldn't find a kinder soul!! She let me try on her traditional wedding gown and gave me a traditional Korean mask to paint. She and her husband belong to a group who play traditional Korean instruments and enjoy sharing their culture with others. This family is an excellent example of what is so special about couchsurfing!
Yongho provided a warm and comfortable haven to come back to each night. He was very busy between teaching Korean Literature and taking online courses for his masters, but he managed to spend some time giving me information about Seoul. He is a funny person and gave me an excellent answer to why he hosts surfers. He said, "I had an extra mattress and it was too heavy to carry outside, so I decided to host." Absolutely brilliant. When I asked him what his dream job would be he said, "A Saudi Arabian King's son. Kings have to work too much, but princes can play." I hope this travel loving Korean can come to the Pacific Northwest someday.