Crowds & Cherry Blossoms in South Korea

It’s almost April and one of the most beloved and visually stunning events in Asia is about to take place – the blooming of the cherry blossoms in South Korea and Japan. Early April is the season for fruity blooms in South Korea and you can find the expected dates for all of the different regions here on the Visit …

Incredible Master Sculptor of Buddha Statues

  Up in the hills in his quiet studio, Master sculptor Jin Hyung Lee gently carves the clay cast of his latest statue, the dragon king. “You probably know Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva – she has assistants, and one is a young boy – the dragon king…he’s a symbol of the sea,” he says.  Jin Hyung Lee has been sculpting Buddha statues …

5 Great Jeju Island Hotels off the Beaten Track

  Jeju Island is one of the busiest holiday destinations in Asia. Each month up to 100,000 people visit the island and as a result Jeju Island hotels have a wide range to choose from including standard hotels, motels, resorts, minbak, campsites, hostels and guesthouses. Many hotels are amazing value for money but unfortunately many more are astonishingly overpriced, poorly …

Gone Fishing…

A Hindu tree/shrine on the Indonesian Island of Bali. 2011 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 …