Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure – FREE Movie Preview

Spring has sprung in Korea, and to celebrate we’re giving away a free movie! Okay well, five minutes of free movie. We’ve posted the first 5 minutes of our film Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure on YouTube so you can watch it for zilch, zero, nudda, nothing! If you like it, you can watch the rest of it online for a …

Cycling from Seoul to Busan

In summer 2015, our family traveled the length of South Korea, cycling from Seoul to Busan. We rode for about 2 weeks and in many ways it was a truly incredible journey. We saw magnificent scenery, met great people and ate fantastic food. Seb, our son, wrote about his experience of the ride here. There were a lot more hills …

Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure – Film

In a two week, 300km journey an adventurous family circumnavigates Jeju Island in South Korea by bicycle. They discover beautiful forests, incredible coastal landscapes, remarkable characters and strike up friendships with locals and travelers alike. “This is such a beautiful short film about slow travel around Jeju Island, Korea. Stunning cinematography and great storytelling through the words of Koreans living …

Hyundu Kim’s Pink Coffee Truck

We stumbled across Hyundu Kim in his little pink truck selling coffee somewhere on the North-east coast of Jeju. He customized the inside of his truck himself to operate as a portable coffee shop… his truck is his passport to wander all over South Korea, wherever and whenever he likes. Brilliant! He also brews an excellent cup of coffee. This …

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 …

Jeju Island Poet: Read it, Feel it, Someday

During our 2 week trip around Jeju Island by bicycle we stayed in the sleepy town of Gosanri on the western side of South Korea’s Jeju Island.   We heard about  a Jeju Island poet, Jo Sungwon, in a local cafe. Jo had escaped from a high-pressure engineering job in Seoul and was living a simple, hermitic existence in a …