Our Family’s Cycling Trip Around Jeju Island

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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 …

Jeju a bicycle adventure

Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure – Film

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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 …


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 …