Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hiking on Gwanaksan

I see it every morning from our window, the Gwanaksan mountain, and I’ve been wanting to hike up the mountain ever since we moved here. (Yes, I’m fully aware that the -san in Gwanaksan means mountain and therefore Gwanaksan mountain … Continue reading

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Public Transport in Seoul

Seoul is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of a bit over 10 million in the city proper. The whole metropolitan area has a population of well over 20 million, which is pretty impressive, considering … Continue reading

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Ilsan Lake Park

The Better Half is taking a nail art class and there was an exhibition on nail art (and other beauty stuff) at the Kintex exhibition center, in Ilsan. Her teacher had encouraged the students to visit the exhibition. Ilsan is … Continue reading

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Internet and Geography

I’ve noticed an interesting, although not a new, thing about Internet here. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about the speed which is more than adequate here, or at least if you know what you’re doing. This post will get … Continue reading

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Tips for Tourists

So, you are coming to Korea as a tourist and want to avoid paying data roaming fees, since in this age of smartphones, a phone without a data connection is next to useless. Sure, it can make calls (roaming, thus … Continue reading

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Mobile Phones in Korea

Addendum: The automatic recharging of prepaid mobile data that I mention below, didn’t quite work as expected. Just something you might want to know in case you go that route. Ok, I’ve alluded to this post many times already, so … Continue reading

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Chuseok: Korean Traditional Holiday

This weekend has been Chuseok, the traditional Korean harvest festival, also sometimes known as Korean Thanksgiving (although I suspect the last one is more an attempt at explaining the cultural significance of the holiday to Americans, rather than any relationship … Continue reading

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