Ultralight Film Gear for Cycle Touring and Backpacking

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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 …

A cheap hotel is called a "yogwan"

Our 5 Worst Hotel Experiences in South Korea

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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 …

A bike-tour rest stop in South Korea.

Gone Cycling

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My Dahon takes a break in the countryside south of Daejeon last summer. I have to apologize for things being a bit quiet on this blog lately. It’s been hectic here at Korean Rooftop HQ – we’ve been preparing an eBook about travelling by bicycle on Jeju Island; we attended the South Korean premiere of our film Jeju: A Bicycle …

Jo Sungwon - a poet who lives on Jeju Island

Asian Premiere of “Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure” at the Korean Indie & Expat Film Festival

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Jo Sungwon is a poet who left a high-pressure career behind in Seoul for a quiet and simple life on Jeju Island. He features in “Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure” and is one of the many creative and free-spirited people we interviewed for the film. We’re excited to announce that our film Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure will be showing as part …

Coffee Truck

Hyundu Kim’s Pink Coffee Truck

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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 …

Seb on Pyoseon Beach

Beautiful Routes for Cycling around Jeju Island

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Cycling around Jeju Island is really popular here in South Korea, and it’s a great way to spend your summer. There are so many things to see and do – you can enjoy great beaches, excellent Korean food and amazing volcanic landscapes all the way. Hardcore athletes can do the whole trip in a single day, while those who prefer …