Tag Archives: Asia

Chuseok 2016: Five Places to Visit in Korea

So for some, mostly the international school gang, their Chuseok began on Friday at 4:30KST and like most people on holidays, their social media is currently bursting with selfies from all around Asia… and here I am.. sitting in me flat, with me wife, and two crying children, writing this column… Chuseok ain’t what it […]

Odaesan National Park – Guryong Falls, Manmulsang and Geumgangsa Temple

Odaesan National Park, on the east coast of South Korea, near the city of Gangneung is not the most famous of national parks in the ROK, but has the potential to be one of the more rewarding hikes in Korea, especially if you are a novice hiker. As the summer slowly fades into autumn, the […]

Soyosan Mountain – Wonhyo Falls (원효폭포) and Jajaeam Temple (자재암): A Buddhist Retreat on One of Korea’s Most Sacred Mountains

The journey to Soyosan Mountain is a long one. The last stop on the Number 1 Line, ends at the outskirts of Dongducheon City, just outside of Seoul. Although it is a long journey, seeing open spaces with *gasps* farms and crops, and small buildings is a refreshing sight compared to the endless dominos of apartment […]

Cheesewick: Pizza and Craft Beer in Gyeongridan

By: Erik Weichel It’s not as cheesy as it sounds, but there’s definitely some cheese involved. Cheesewick is one of 50 restaurants profiled in Itaewon Eats 2015! Click here to download a copy! How to get there: Venture out of Noksapyeong Station from Exit 2, after reflecting upon the serenity of the station itself. Continue […]

Four Things to Keep in Mind When People Come to Visit

It’s been awhile since I’ve written travel advice, but after this summer, I felt that it was necessary. This summer we had two sets of visitors from Canada; one was a positive experience and one was a terrible experience.  In my experience, this mainly depends on the person. Although we think we know our friends […]

Minding Your Korean Manners – Fact versus Fiction

It’s been a week since my last post. My apologizes. Crunch time in regards to baby, school and work. However, I have some holidays coming up for the baby’s birth, so hopefully the wife will let me sneak away to do a couple of reviews 😉 Ahh.. the Lonely Planet section on Korean manners at […]