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Cherry Blossoms, Korea 2021: A Forecast Guide & Where to Go

Ahhhh one of my favorite things to do – seeing the cherry blossoms in Korea! From mid-March to mid-April, while the air is still cold and most of nature still dead, these pretty, ethereal blossoms, known as 벚꽃 (bot–ggot) signal…

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The Famous Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival: ALL You Need to Know

I finally did it. I’ve finally visited the mecca of spring festivals in Korea — the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival. Here’s what to expect if you go and tips for getting there! I’ve put off going to Jinhae for SO…

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Spring in Korea 2020: Top Tips and Things to Do

My second favorite season (after autumn, of course) and my final installment in my seasonal guides: spring in Korea! There’s always something so magical about the spring season despite less fun things, like the awful air quality or random cold…

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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…

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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…

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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,…