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A lantern depicting a Joseon dynasty drummer on display at the 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival. The 2012 Seoul Lantern Festival is being help from November 2-18.

The 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival: Cold, but Awesome

During my two years living in South Korea, I went to many different kinds of festivals. Some of my favorite, though, featured Korean traditional lanterns. In November of each year, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of Seou...
by Jim Cheney
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The Summit of Ulsanbawi in Seoraksan National Park just outside of Sokcho, South Korea.

Don’t Let the Adjumma Pass You By: Hiking in Korea’s Seoraksan National Park

Panting for breath, I sat down on a rock just next to the narrow hiking trail. Watching people twice my age walk by me, I consoled myself that my plight was the cause of the high altitude and not because I was out of shape. Jus...
by Jim Cheney
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Lanterns at the 2010 Seoul Lantern Festival in South Korea

The 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival

For the last three years the Seoul Lantern Festival has been held over the course of several weeks in November. Featuring thousands of lanterns along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul, the festival is among Seoul̵...
by Jim Cheney
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Geunjeongjeon, the trone room of Gyeongbokgung Palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea.

Gyeongbokgung: Where Korean History Comes Alive

Of all the places that I visited in South Korea, there was nowhere that I returned to more than Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace. As the city’s only “must see” tourist destination, I returned five times, tak...
by Jim Cheney
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Beach front huts on Muuido Island in South Korea are basic, but inexpensive.

Muuido: A Great Beach Getaway From Seoul

Korea has some fantastic beaches to tempt visitors and expats alike, however, many of them are several hours from Seoul. Fortunately though, the island of Muuido is a great option that is close to Seoul and even closer to Inche...
by Jim Cheney
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A fishing boat waits for high tide on Seonudo Island in South Korea.

Seonyudo: My Favorite Place in South Korea

When I think back to my time in South Korea, and the extensive traveling that I did while living there, there is one place that keeps coming to mind as my absolute favorite place: Seonyudo Island. Located any hour by ferry from...
by Jim Cheney
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