South Korea

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Don’t Skip: Jeju Island, South Korea

Intro to Jeju Island Jeju is marketed as the “honeymoon island,” popular with couples who take the opportunity to visit Love Land and the Museum of Sex after their walks on the…


Don’t Skip: Gyeongju, South Korea

Intro to Gyeongju Once the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdown, which ruled most of the Korean peninsula from the 7th to 9th century, Gyeongju maintains a concentration of temple…


Travel Budget South Korea: ₩on Pinching in the Land of the Morning Calm

Planning to visit South Korea? Have it on your RTW itinerary? Just curious? Here is what we spent, and what we spent it on during the 23 days we were in there in June of 2011.

Street market, Seoul

Reflection: South Korea

Photo highlights from South Korea: June, 2011!

Sunset : Labuanbajo, Indonesia

2011 Photo Roundup

South Korea Knowing less about South Korea than either Japan or China made for some wonderful surprises. A rich, colorful culture and curious, helpful people made our visit here one…


Bike Sokcho

Our lodging, The House Hostel offers free bikes to guests, so an afternoon of cycling was a must.  The port serves as the terminal for Russian ferries (the only one…

Squid Sundae

Abai, Autumn in My Heart, and Squid

Eating has been an ongoing challenge for us in Korea, not because of any lack of tasty options, but because of our inability at times to access them. The biggest…


Seoraksan National Park

The mountains had been calling, and it was time for a hike. Designated a Biosphere Protection site by Unesco, the area of Seoraksan National Park is only about 20 minutes…


Naksan Temple

The sometimes lush and green, sometimes bare and craggy Taebek Mountains meet the pounding Eastern Sea in South Korea’s northeastern Gangwon Province.  To the north is North Korea, to which…

King Muryeong

Daejeon and Gongju

The central area of Korea is rugged mountains interspersed with rice paddies and fields. We stayed in a larger city, known for being a center for science as well as…