5 Tips to Survive Travel During Chuseok

Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, is just around the corner and it’s one of the biggest Korean holidays of the year. Unfortunately this can cause travel mayhem for the unsuspecting visitor. During Chuseok people travel en masse, usually out of Seoul to their hometown to visit parents, loaded with gift-boxes of practical household goods like coffee, spam, cooking oil, fruit or toiletries.  …

The Beautiful Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul

The Namsangol Hanok Village 남산골 한옥마을 in Seoul, South Korea has beautiful old “hanok” buildings and gardens.  Hanok is a traditional Korean building. Namsangol Hanok Village is in the heart of Seoul, right at the foot of Namsan (the Southern Mountain).   It’s surrounded by forested hills and a short stroll from the busy streets of the Chungmuro neighborhood. The …

Inspiration from Korean Ceramic Roof Tiles

  An orchestra of cicadas greet us as we climb the stairs up to the subway exit at the National Museum of Korea.   We hurry into the Museum to escape the noise and intense heat. It’s our second visit, so room after room of old paintings doesn’t exactly excite us – but then we come across the Korean ceramic roof …

Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure in South Korea – Official Trailer

  “Stunning photography and insight into the Island of Jeju…it’s people and it’s nature are beautiful, this is a must see.” Kathryn Shakespeare, Director, “Killed to Order” Directed by Jarrod Hall and Emma Hall Produced by Emma Hall Photography, Editing and Sound by Jarrod Hall Music by Dion Hall and Kevin MacLeod- incompetech.com Translation by Migyoung Kim/김미경 and Sebastian Hall …

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 …

Photography of Jeju Island in Summer

For the past several years we’ve spent our summers traveling by bicycle around Jeju Island with our young son. Jeju Island in summer is hot, humid and windy.  It also has blue skies, beautiful beaches, forests and interesting cafes and museums. Jeju Island is located about 80km from the mainland and is a volcanic island. For the past few decades …