Cycling From Seoul to Jeonju – Part 1 of 2

It All Started When… I’ve lived in South Korea for six years and for most of that time I’ve dreamed of going on a bike camping trip alone. I’ll admit I’m a bit of a daydreamer but there’s something romantic about the idea of travelling under my own steam through this crowded and mountainous country. For years I’ve imagined myself …

Han River Bike Camping from Chuncheon to Seoul

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, Jarrod and 11 year old Sebastian – rode our bikes through this valley with our heads down, battling against a big headwind on a three day bike …

A Traditional Korean Tea House near Songnisan Mountain

Traditional Korean Tea House A beautiful way to experience Korean culture is by visiting a traditional Korean tea house.   There are many great tea houses tucked away in the alleyways and backstreets near Insadong.  But to experience a traditional Korean tea house in the middle of the countryside in a gorgeous old hanok, (a traditional Korean house) takes the experience …

White Water Rafting in South Korea

In summer, Seoul and a lot of other cities in South Korea begins to feel like a sweltering bath with temperatures lingering around 30 degrees Celsius while the humidity makes it feel more like 40. What to do? Where to go? We decided to travel to Gangwon Province, north-east of Seoul, to try out white-water rafting in South Korea. Gangwon-do …