8 Tips for Bike Touring with Kids

By Emma Hall A bike-touring holiday with kids makes an unforgettable, exciting family adventure. We’ve been on five in the last four years and we always have a great time – riding to each destination and travelling only as far as our legs will pedal; experiencing the landscape in every detail; and making unexpected friends everywhere…

Han River Bike Camping from Chuncheon to Seoul

By Emma-Jarrod Hall In the rugged mountains of Gangwon Province in South Korea, a bicycle-path follows the North Han River as it flows through a narrow valley lined with forested peaks. Last month we – Emma, Sebastian and Jarrod – rode our bikes through this valley with our heads down, battling against a big headwind…

Tour Guide’s Tips for Visiting Jeju Island

By Emma Hall Before heading off on a two-week bicycle tour of South Korea’s Jeju Island, we met Park Chankyu, a tour guide in Jeju City.  We asked his tips for visiting Jeju Island and making the most out of our trip.   To really experience Jeju Island, Chankyu said you should see Jeju’s unusual rocky…

Gone Fishing…

by Emma-Jarrod Hall 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. Thanks for reading…

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…