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Trip: South Korea

There are [45] stories from my trip: South Korea


Photos: Yeonhwado

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

"It's Summer Vacation" celebration with the teachers at Chung Mu! We had a half day of school then went to lunch, took a ferry to the island, hiked to see the dragon back and saw two temples. Then a delicious Sashimi feast!
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Red white and Blue

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 5 Jul 2010 | Views [527]

Fourth of July in Korea……Saturday 4 of us Americans went to a restaurant called De Bassus which is a German place so naturally they have great beer.   A Dunkel, Weisen, Helles and something too dark for me to drink.   And imagine this place is only ... Read more >

Tags: expat 4th of july, korea, night hike, tongyeong


Photos: Seoul Round 2

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

A few of Ben's pictures
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Tags: seoul, south korea


Seoul Round 2

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | Views [787]

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 >

Tags: seoul, south korea


TGIF

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | Views [451]

I have a few things to note here.... 1) I have been fairly stressed out this week. I can't stop thinking about what I am going to do for my summer break. Which country to choose... and then I remember that I must be friggin nuts to be stressed out over ... Read more >


Photos: Yokjido

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 6 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Other peoples pictures. Just a few.
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Yokjido 욕지도

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 6 Jun 2010 | Views [2530] | 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


What I've been listening to....

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Views [382]

I know a few important people who want to know this... Anything by Broken Bells! Vampire Weekend-Taxi Cab, Giving Up the Gun, Mansard Roof Tokyo Police Cub- Your English is Good Thievery Corporation- Lebanese Blonde Sufjan Stevens-All the Trees ... Read more >


Joyful Girl

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Views [1149] | 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 [400]

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 >

Tags: south korea


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 [622]

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 [613]

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 >

Tags: seoul, south korea


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 [1267]

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: Mireksa Temple, Mireksan, and around TongYeoung

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 15 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Two temples on the slopes of Mireksan Mt. The view from Mireksan. A concert byt the turtle ship and shopping around in TongYeoung!
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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


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