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News & Updates: Farewell, South Korea 30 May 2012 | 12:57 am

On June 9, 2012, after nearly 6 years of living and 3 years of travel writing in South Korea, I’ll be moving to Beijing, China to start a new chapter in my life. Even though I’ll be in China, I plan t...

Gwanaksan Mountain 29 May 2012 | 08:17 pm

My last three hikes in Seoul which were to Bukhansan’s Dobongsan and Insubong peaks, and then to nearby Suraksan Mountain, were really fantastic. Hoping to continue the streak of quality hikes in Seou...

Suraksan Mountain 23 May 2012 | 08:45 pm

I recently claimed that Insubong in Bukhansan National Park may be the best hike in Seoul and a likely candidate for top 10 hikes in Korea, but now that I’ve been to Suraksan (수락산/637.7m), I think Ins...

Bukhansan National Park: Insubong 15 May 2012 | 04:53 pm

On my last hike at the beginning of May, I visited Bukhansan National Park’s Dobongsan Mountain. The national park is divided into two sections: the Dobongsan side, and the Bukhansan side. For my seco...

Bukhansan National Park: Dobongsan 10 May 2012 | 08:45 pm

I lived in Seoul for two and a half years after coming to Korea, and then lived in Daegu for two and a half years. Now that I’m living in Seoul again, I see it with different eyes. I didn’t take advan...

Chilseong Market, Daegu 20 Apr 2012 | 03:51 pm

For the adventurous traveler, it’s hard to not like traditional markets. The markets are full of strange sights and smells, and steeped in culture. Every town has at least one market, and big cities n...

Gyeongju National Museum 29 Mar 2012 | 08:09 pm

Among the many things that tourists can do in Gyeongju is to visit the Gyeongju National Museum. Aside from being a quality museum, it is conveniently located nearby other major tourist attractions su...

Gwangnaru Hangang Park to Amsa Eco Park 24 Mar 2012 | 05:24 pm

If you read this blog regularly, it’s no secret that I’m into bird-watching. I now instinctively pay close attention to trees so that I can identify birds when I hear them or catch a glimpse of them. ...

Gajisan Provincial Park: Winter (2012) 13 Mar 2012 | 05:46 pm

For my final winter hike of the year, I made my way down to Gyeongsangnam-do’s Gajisan Mountain Provincial Park (1,241m). I’ve been to this mountain a few times already and written about a couple of t...

The Death Of The Buddha 7 Mar 2012 | 03:49 am

Here is the third post in my Buddhism series, focusing on translating short stories from the book “재미있는 우리 사찰의 벽화 이야기” or “Our temple’s interesting wall painting stories”. The book aims to teach reade...

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