Gone Fishing…

For the next five weeks, the Korean Rooftop team (Jarrod, Emma and Seb) will be on the road, in Australia and Indonesia. We’ll be doing some photography and film-making in addition to catching up with long-neglected family and friends – so we should have some great stories to share. We won’t be able to post…

Korean Rooftop’s Top 10 Photos of 2013

By Jarrod Hall The new year is a great time to reflect on the year gone by and contemplate what’s been achieved. This time last year we still lived in Daejeon in central South Korea. As well as teaching English in a local university, we worked for NTD Television World News as news contributors. In…

The Korean DMZ in Winter

By Jarrod Hall Driving along the Han River from Seoul toward the Korean DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) , it’s difficult not to notice riverbanks lined with razor-wire fences and military watchtowers. Despite being a thriving hub of capitalism and democracy in Asia, Seoul is less than 40km from North Korea. For several weeks, I’ve made regular…

Around Jeju Island by Bike in 90 Seconds

In the summer of 2013, we rode our bikes for two-weeks around Jeju Island with our 10-year-old son. It was windy, hot and absolutely fantastic. Jeju Island is a part of South Korea and is an undiscovered gem for cycle touring, especially if you have kids – there is a network of quality bike-paths circumnavigating…