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A typical fishing village on Ulleungdo Island in South Korea.

Ulleungdo: Korea’s Emerald Isle

As the crystal-clear turquoise waters swirled below, I continued to follow the path. Ahead of me, the serpentine trail clung precariously to the mountain side, twisting and turning along the rocky coast. Water droplets strea...
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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A group of zodiac-carved penises at Haesindong Penis Park near Samcheok, South Korea.

Weird Travel: The Penis Park in Samcheok, South Korea (NSFW)

There is very little that is weirder than standing on a beautiful coastline next to a quaint fishing village while being surrounded by giant lifelike phallic statues; however, if you visit the fishing village of Sinnam on South...
by Jim Cheney
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The terraced rows of green tea at the Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea.

Off the Beaten Path: The Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea

While living in South Korea for two years and traveling extensively around the country, I discovered many beautiful and awe-inspiring places. However, if you had to ask me for my favorites, the Boseong Green Tea Fields would ea...
by Jim Cheney
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The south gate of Namhansanseong in Seongnam, South Korea.

Hiking the Great Wall of Seongnam, South Korea

Sitting just outside of Seoul, South Korea is a fortress little known to the outside world: Namhansanseong. Significantly less well-known than the UNESCO recognized Hwaseong Fortress located in Suwon, Namhansanseong is actually...
by Jim Cheney
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A Buddhist Temple on Namsan Mountain in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Gyeongju’s Namsan Mountain: A Magical Hike into South Korea’s Past

Nestled in the central valleys of South Korea is the ancient capital of Gyeongju. Similar to Kyoto, but without the fame or hordes of tourists, Gyeongju stands as a testament to Korea’s past. Scattered throughout the town...
by Jim Cheney
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