$1 Concerts at Changgyeonggung Palace, Seoul

Changgyeonggung Palace Open Nights A friend and I discovered a sign for concerts at Changgyeonggung Palace while exploring the palace gardens.  When we found the cost was only W1,000 and it was gugak music (Korean traditional music) we vowed to go the following week. The evening concerts are part of “Special Open Nights” at Changgyeongung Palace, located near Hyehwa in …

The Curious & Beautiful Oedo Botania Island

Oedo Botania Island is something you can’t experience anywhere else – an intricate fusion of European and Korean styles in a semi tropical island. Strolling along the manicured gardens with strange curly topiary and bright gaudy flowers I couldn’t help have a smile of delight on my face.  It’s fanciful, bold and imaginative; not a European style garden at all, …

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 …

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 …

Our Family’s Cycling Trip Around Jeju Island

Every summer for 4 years in a row, my son and I spent our vacation cycling around Jeju Island in South Korea. It’s just over 200km to ride the circumference of the island and the first trip was when Seb was just 7 years old; he rode his Huffy BMX bike the whole way.  Jeju Island is a wonderful place …