KOREA

How to Visit the Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival

One of my first real experiences with cherry blossoms in Korea was going to the Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival during my first spring. I’ve been and seen photos from quite a few festivals now, and it still has to be one…

KOREA

The Gwangyang Maehwa Festival: Finding Plum Blossoms in Korea

Around the same time as the sansuyu trees begin to bloom so do the apricot plum blossoms in Korea! Here’s a guide to visiting the prettiest area to see all the maehwa trees in their full glory at the Gwangyang…

KOREA

Visiting the Gurye Sansuyu Festival

The Gurye Sansuyu Festival is one of the first Korean flower festivals in spring since they begin to blossom in mid-March. Even though Namwon is only a few stops away from Gurye, it wasn’t until this year, living in Suncheon,…

January 2018 in Review: Impromptu Jimjilbang Dates, Snowy Photoshoots, + Skiing

Oh howdy from Taipei! I’m writing this from my Airbnb while it rains like crazy outside (and finishing it on Valentine’s Day *cough*). I’ve just been in Hualien and Jiufen for the last week, so I haven’t been nearly as…

SUNCHEON

Hiking Between Two Mountain Temples in Jogyesan

Here’s what to expect hiking between two mountain temples, Seonamsa and Songgwangsa, on Jogyesan, near Suncheon. Spoiler alert: Like most of my hiking in Korea, I was a bit unprepared… One of the more underrated things to do in Suncheon…

Layover in Frankfurt: You Should Definitely Leave the Airport

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rankfurt is actually the first time I’ve had a layover long enough to explore the city. When I booked my flight to South Africa, I wound up having a 14-hour one. Since it’s been nearly four years since I was…