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The View of Songsan Port from the top of Songsan Ilchulbong

The Best Places to Visit on Jeju Island – Part 2

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The View of Songsan Port from the top of Songsan Ilchulbong In the Yellow Sea south of the Korean Peninsular lies a volcanic island, famous for pure mineral water, horsemeat restaurants and free-diving grandmas. We’ve cycled the roughly 200 km circumference of Jeju Island three times now; exploring, camping, sampling the local nosh and making new friends each time. There …

Jeju city waterfront

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 …

Korean ladies making kimchi

Korean Politeness Isn’t Dead

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When was the last time you saw peak-hour traffic this well behaved? This video showing true Korean politeness, has been doing the rounds on social media in South Korea and causing a bit of a sensation. What you’re watching is a very old lady walking slowly across a busy intersection while all the drivers patiently wait for her to finish …

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; …

Young couple taking a selfie in Seoul

Selfies Are Ruining Your Life

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Go to any tourist hot-spot in Korea and you will find people taking selfies. Lots of selfies. I find it hard to imagine there’s a country that takes more. According to Mashable.com, a new survey has found that people are so obsessed with taking pictures for social media these days that they are ruining their own lives. To briefly sum …