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Photos: Seoul Round 2

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

A few of Ben's pictures
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Seoul Round 2

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | Views [963]

Noon time Saturday June 26th found me with three of my friends climbing off the bus in Seoul.  It felt pretty good to be surrounded by the sounds of city life, culture, non-Korean food and a few awesome people.  Last time my travels were pretty wonderful ... Read more >

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Yokjido 욕지도

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 6 Jun 2010 | Views [2886] | Comments [1]

This past Saturday a group of us native English speaking folk decided to head out of TongYeong and into the island atmosphere.   In TongYeong, there are plenty of quiet places to tuck into and relax and enjoy the mountains and sea, but sometime you ... Read more >

Tags: island hopping, south korea, tongyeong, yokjido

Joyful Girl

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Views [1264] | Comments [1]

Yea… I haven’t been updating this enough lately but it is the way it goes.   I have been overwhelmed with thoughts and they are too much to try to condense into something someone else could read and comprehend.   Either way I wanted to write ... Read more >

Tags: language exchange, south korea, spring weather in korea, tongyeong

North vs South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 30 May 2010 | Views [500]

There is going to be no war with North Korea.  There just isn't and if there is I am the furthest from the 38th parallel that a person can be pretty much.  So I am safe!  I have a friend in the Korean Coast guard who said they would make sure I could ... Read more >

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Photos: Seoul: Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

I met some friends for dinner at Namdaemun market which is the most famous traditional Korean market. We got to it late at night and in the rain but they were still selling a little bit of everything in the world. From live fish to fruit, to furs, dishes, ... Read more >
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Tags: myeongdong, namdaemun market, seoul, south korea

Photos: Seoul: Bongeunsa

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

The largest Buddhist temple in Seoul and it is also, ironically, in one of the busiest sections of the city. To go from the hustle and bustle of Coex, to the silence and sanctity of Bongeunsa, was unreal. The temple is only across the street from Coex ... Read more >
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Tags: bongeunsa, buddist, seoul, south korea, temple

Photos: Seoul: Coex

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

The largest underground shopping mall in Asia, is home to Korea's largest aquarium, one of the world's largest movie screens, 260 shops, banquet halls, a casino, a car dealership and over 100 snack bars or resturants. Crazy big... I blew my budget here.... Read more >
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Tags: coex, seoul, south korea

Day Two: Seoul

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Views [776]

Woke up Hongjing cooking breakfast, and I mean actual breakfast type food, not Kimbop or something but like eggs, fruit and toast.   His German friend was visiting him from Beijing.   I was so thankful they shared the eggs, toast and good conversation ... Read more >

Tags: bungeunsa, coex, namdaemun market, seoul, south korea

Day One:Seoul

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 21 May 2010 | Views [752]

I woke up at 9am and hit up a family mart for a T Money Card which is a card you can charge up to take the subway.   I tossed 20,000krw on it and when I left on Sunday I still had 10,000 left!   It was so cheap and the subways are really nice and ... Read more >

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Photos: Seoul: Insadong and Jogyesa Temple

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 21 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Insadong is the neighborhood in Seoul to visit if you want to learn about Korean Tradition. It is a street full of vendors selling anything traditional, tea houses, art galleries and coffee shops. It is very beautiful and lively. In Insadong is the ... Read more >
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Tags: female traveler, insadong, jogyesa, lantern lighting, seoul, south korea

Photos: Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 21 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

This palace was the main seat of government activity of the Joseon Dynasty which ruled Korea with Seoul as the capital from 1392-1910. It is a very large compound and the grouds also holds the Korean Folk Art museum. The museum rules were no pictures ... Read more >
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Tags: gyeongbokgung palace, seoul, south korea

Just Getting There: Night One in Seoul

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 20 May 2010 | Views [1864]

So this past Friday May 21 st was Buddha’s Birthday, a national holiday in Korea. So I had been planning to shoot up to Seoul for the long weekend and check out some sites.   My co-teacher let me leave school a bit early so could pack and catch ... Read more >

Tags: korean hospitality, seoul, south korea

Photos: Wall Painting Villiage (Dongpirang)

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 15 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

The poorest area of the city, so many years ago they were going to tear it down when a group of locals decided to make it art and painted large murals on the walls of the villiage. It is repainted every year and they hold a competition for best mural.... Read more >
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Tags: dongpirang, mural, south korea, tongyoung

Bijindo: An Island in the Sun

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 8 May 2010 | Views [2368] | Comments [3]

Oh my gosh!   What does a girl pack for an over night stay on a far away island anyways?   When this question hit me last Saturday afternoon … I had 2 hours to shower, pack, pick up food, drink, batteries and sunscreen at Lotte mart and than ... Read more >

Tags: beach, south korea, tongyoung

Children's Day

SOUTH KOREA | Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | Views [531]

Hansando is the largest island off the coast of TongYeoung.   You have to take the ferry there but it is big enough that you an bring your car with you.   There are small villiages all over the island and even a school.   It only takes about twenty ... Read more >

Tags: hansando, islands, south korea, tongyoung, yi sun-sin

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | Views [657]

Last week was very nice.  It was midterms at my main school and so Thursday and Friday I didn ’ t have to teach.  I had to come to school anyways, but they wouldn ’ t have me helping administer the tests because I would be too much of ... Read more >

Tags: esl in korea, korean mountain, mireuksan, south korea, tongyoung

At the Drop of a Hat

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [547] | Comments [2]

One would think, as a teacher, I get up get ready and go to school … simple as that right?   Then I have a schedule that I follow and it is easy, organized, neat and clean.  Nope, never, not once yet.   Everyday ... Read more >

Tags: south korea, teaching in korea, tongyeong

Language Barries: For Better or For Worse?

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | Views [947] | Comments [3]

So it is now twice that I have encountered some individualized racism here in Tong Yeong.   It is rural city and has very traditional roots compared to the larger cities but I suppose this happens there too.    It is a tough thing to process in one’s ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, language barrier, racisim, rural south korea, south korea, tong yeong, tongyeong, woman traveler

Geoje Island

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Views [1554] | Comments [1]

So the plan was to go to the Odeo Gardens, just off the coast of Geoje Island...however, when we got to the ferry terminal (one building, two boats), it was closed since it was a bit too windy.  So we found a waterfall instead.  The drive was wicked ... Read more >

Tags: cherry blossoms, geoje, geoje island, koje island, south korea, south korean islands, swan boats, waterfall

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