Category Archives: Sightseeing

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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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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Beach and Sea

This update took a while to put together, work got in the way. Here’s the last part of the weekend trip to Seoraksan. On Saturday we went hiking in the national park and on Sunday we went to the coast. … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Seoraksan National Park

Saturday morning, bright sunshine, warm day ahead. The plan was to go to the Seoraksan National Park today and leave the seaside and other possible sights for Sunday, since forecast had been showing rain for Sunday. The rain didn’t happen … Continue reading

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Some Tourism For a Change

Last Friday my mother came to Korea to visit us for two weeks. I don’t know if the main reason was to visit us, Korea, or just to see the Kids, but it’s still nice to have her come over. … Continue reading

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