Korea

Get an Aerial View of Deoksugung Palace

Here’s a fun little post. Deoksugung is one of the five main palaces built during the Joseon dynasty. It became an official royal residence when the others were burnt down during the Japanese invasions and until Changdeokgung was fully restored. Unfortunately,…

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Changdeokgung Palace and its Secret Garden

While Gyeongbokgung is considered Korea’s main palace, Changdeokgung and its secret garden actually served as the primary royal residence from the early 1600s – 1800s. I’ve been twice now, once in late spring and recently mid-autumn, and it’s definitely one…

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102 Unbelievably Beautiful Places in Korea

I’ve been lucky to visit some of the most beautiful places in Korea while I’ve lived here for a total of 3+ years. Whether it’s some remote hiking trail in the countryside or a famous palace in Seoul, I’ve gathered…

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How to Visit Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve

One of the reasons I was pretty excited about moving back to Korea was that it meant I’d now be pretty close to the Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve. I first visited ages ago back in the summer of 2015, and…

Suncheon Open Film Location – A Step Back in Time

Here’s what to expect at the Suncheon Open Film Location. Who doesn’t love diving back into the 50s or 60s for inspiration? Yes, there are so many ways in which society is better today than it was half a century…

Quick Guide to Jeju

I feel like every expat teacher in Korea needs to make at least one trip to Jeju. While some may complain that it’s not nearly as beautiful as -insert Southeast Asian country here-, I think that’s totally unwarranted. There are so…