Review: The Brompton Bike in Korea

  Using a Brompton bike in Korea is a lot of fun.  It’s the perfect around town bicycle that folds up small and is pretty darn stylish too.  The Brompton also makes a fair touring bike for exploring the countryside – many Bromptons come with a luggage rack where you can strap on a backpack and you can also get …

5 Tips for Camping in Korea

“I wanted a little of that swagger that comes with being able to gaze at a far horizon through eyes of chipped granite and say with a slow, manly sniff, “Yeah, I’ve shit in the woods.” – Bill Bryson Korea is a great country for camping. This may come as a surprise as it’s the 23rd most densely populated country …

Winter Cycling in Korea

Winter cycling in Korea is fantastic – the landscape is filled with willow-lined rivers, mountains, pine forests and modern cities and is starkly beautiful. At any time of year, South Korea is an ideal country to explore by bike. In Seoul there are massive dedicated cycle paths like motorways that run from one side of the city to the other …

Ultralight Film Gear for Cycle Touring and Backpacking

When you’re travelling light and making a short film, it can be really hard to know what film gear to bring Ultralight film gear when you’re backpacking or cycle touring is a must, but can be difficult to narrow down when packing. All photographers have a fear of finding themselves with an amazing shot and not having the right film …

Our 5 Worst Hotel Experiences in South Korea

Korean accommodation can be great; it’s often quirky, unusual, fun and can be insanely good value for money. For the unsuspecting foreign visitor it can also be… interesting. Korean hotels come in many different varieties and prices from a moldy $15 per night shipping container style room with no bed, to a $400+ per night luxury resort with pool and …

Essential Korean Phrases for Travelers

South Korea is a wonderful place to explore that really is off the beaten path in the truest sense of the term. Outside of Seoul, you’ll be hard pressed to find other western travelers, even at the more popular tourist destinations. This country isn’t much like anywhere else – it dances to it’s own tune – that’s what makes it …