Wonderful!  World Adventurers has finally been featured in the "Best of MSN Spaces."  Hooray!  Thanks, MSN.  I did some unabashed lobbying to win a feature spot, and it worked.  I can’t beat "Perfection," but that’s fine by me.  Thanks for stopping by, Dear Reader.  I truly appreciate your visit, and I hope you’ll still keep coming by long after this blog heads to the "Best of" archives.  As always, I try to entertain by telling stories about our life here in Korea and discussing a variety of topics I think you might find interesting.  This blog passed over 10,000 hits since I started it last December and had its first 1,000 hit day today.  Again, thanks for your patronage.  I too surf to the Best of MSN Spaces each week to see what interesting blogs are mentioned.  Some are a bit strange, some touching, some informative, some fascinating, all entertaining.  I hope that this one will be memorable to you too.
 
Tonight I was going to write about Google’s new Blog Search beta and a few financial topics, including Delta Airlines’ and Northwest Airlines’ descent into bankruptcy and the fact that some analysts agreed with me that Baidu.com stock is substantially overpriced.  I’ll save those topics for another day.  Since so many people are stopping by to visit World Adventurers, I thought I would have a little fun tonight.  It’s a game of sorts.  Think of this as a virtual scavenger hunt.  It’s a way to get you to have a look at some of the World Adventurers archives and challenge your wits a bit.
 
Find our Family Photos
 
Until now I have never published photos of my family on this blog.  It was originally a matter of privacy, but as time went on it became more of a ritual than anything.  Our family stayed anonymous so they could stay out of the limelight.  Tonight I posted two photos of my family in the World Adventurers archive.  One is a photo of me posing with a famous American statesman, and the other is a photo of my wife and son with a prominent American leader.  I’m sure you’ll know who they are when you see them, or at least their faces will be familiar to you.  The stories about these photos are posted somewhere in the World Adventurers archives.  Find the blog entries that talks about these photos, and you’ll see the photos of me and my family.
 
Find our Hidden Family Web Site
 
I also publish a family Web site with many family photos and more information about our family, including our names and what I do for a living.  The URL (Web address) is related to the name of this blog.  There’s also a link to the site posted on this blog.  I’ll give you a hint–it’s not buried in any blog entry.  I posted it as a link on this site, although I’ve never announced it.  If you find it, you’ll learn more about our family and why we’re here in Korea.
 
Good luck!  I hope you enjoy the game.  Think of it as a challenge, a puzzle to be solved.  Please don’t share the answers with others so others can play the game too.
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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8 Comments

  1. Anne L.'s Gravatar Anne L.
    September 16, 2005    

    Hi Mike! Congratulations on being featured on MSN, you have a very interesting page and coincidentally enough, I loooooove to travel. I can work 80 hours a week if I know I get to get away soon after. Anyway, quick question…how do you keep track of the number of hits on your blog page?

  2. Angeline's Gravatar Angeline
    September 16, 2005    

    Congratulations! You deserved it. Your postings are so interesting and educational. Each time I visit your site, I learned something new about South Korea and their people. Thanks for writing. I will continue to visit your space often.

  3. Rosebay's Gravatar Rosebay
    September 16, 2005    

    Hi Mr. E., (really that was a little too easy). Very interesting site. Love dreaming of your travels and maybe one day I’ll get out of FL.

  4. Sweet Obsession's Gravatar Sweet Obsession
    September 17, 2005    

    Wow! I was born in South Korea! Seeing pictures from my mother land brings back old memories that makes me miss my dear dear mother land very much…

  5. Brenda's Gravatar Brenda
    September 17, 2005    

    Found your family website! But for some reason my entry into Alex’s guest book gave me errors… hmmm… must not like Husker’s. :-)Wonderful family!Brenda.

  6. Troy's Gravatar Troy
    September 17, 2005    

    Congratulations on your award from MSN and thank-you for keeping the link to my site. The effort you’ve put into your site is commendable and deserves to be recognized…! 🙂

  7. BR's Gravatar BR
    September 17, 2005    

    Not bad for a part-owner of the East Bellvue Bulls (and tree hugger). Regards.DABEAR

  8. Lonnie's Gravatar Lonnie
    September 21, 2005    

    hi – this is the first time i’ve ever seen a blog on msn. know they exist, but haven’t caught one online. i find it highly interesting that you’d make one for your travels. my husband and i live just south of seoul (since 2001) and should return to the states in aug 2006. he works for the army here. you have depicted the culture and scope of korea quite accurately. there are so many wonderful places to visit here. we have been to all that you mention except for the buddhist temple. we drive all over the country (unlike most of our co-workers who live and remain only on the army and air force posts). i wish they only knew how much they were missing by not driving the roads. we just pick one and see where it takes us. if you get the chance, there is a wonderful museum near the eastern coast. it’s Gangwon Comprehensive Museum. their email is singimuseum@hanmail.net. we took route 35 to 50 all the way to the coast, transferred to route 7 down the coast, hooked off to 38 (sw) to taebaek. then left onto 31 (intersection) (short distance) then 31 to the right where 31 and 35 come together. this is the road the museum is on. keep looking to the left, it’s a huge building, but there is a sign. you can’t miss it. too much for this small space to explain it, but it’s well worth the time to visit. plan for about two hours. after, continue on 31 to the intersection of 59/38. 31 is also there. go left towards jechon. route 55 (freeway) is just beyond. 55 takes you back to 50. the middle roads are through some very mountainous regions, so try not to do it in the dark. it’s a long day trip, but worth it. thanks for a wonderful website. enjoyed the pictures. gail

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