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The Best Places to Visit on Jeju Island – Part 1

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Fishing from the seawall in Jeju City They call it the Hawaii of South Korea… Every year millions of people flock to Jeju Island for it’s beautiful beaches, volcanic landscapes, fresh seafood and luxurious resorts. We’ve cycled around it three times now and there were a handful of places we just had to visit every time – we loved them …

A girl crossing Cheonggye Stream in Seoul

How Safe is South Korea?

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We love living in South Korea, but sometimes when we see stories like this… we just shake our heads and groan. Not again. Concerns about poor safety standards have become common in the South Korean media in the last year. The issue first came to prominence with the tragic sinking of the Sewol Ferry that killed 304 passengers, mostly children; …

South Korea’s Master Sculptor of Buddha Statues

Incredible Master Sculptor of Buddha Statues

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  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 …