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The Blossoms of Yangsan Sunmaewon

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in | Comments Off on The Blossoms of Yangsan Sunmaewon

You have probably seen that iconic photo of a Korail train passing by a field of blooming spring blossoms. You probably had no idea that it was actually close to Ulsan, at least I didn’t anyway. However, this is actually a unique little area that is perfect for a spring day. The maehwa or plum blossoms are the first to bloom and the Yangsan Sunmaewon is one of the most famous places to see the blossoms. The main area...

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Unique Lighthouses of Korea

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in | Comments Off on Unique Lighthouses of Korea

If you have traveled out to the seaside around Ulsan, you may have noticed that there are an abundance of lighthouses. You may have even noticed that many are of a unique shape and design. If you haven’t, time to take a “Deungdae Yeo-hang” or lighthouse trip! JeongJa Ghost Whale Lighthouse It wouldn’t be Ulsan without whales. It is fitting that these whales (there are two, white one is just outside the frame) greet the boats as they enter...

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Fun in Fukuoka

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in | Comments Off on Fun in Fukuoka

For many years, a trip to Fukuoka, Japan was part of the package when working in Korea. Foreigners, especially teachers, were required to get the visas outside of the country and then return to get their alien registration card. The so-called “visa run” was typically paid for by the employer and allowed many foreigners to get a taste of Japan before returning to their life in Korea. These days visa runs are not too common but the city still...

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5 Great Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Ulsan

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in | Comments Off on 5 Great Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Ulsan

When it comes to top places for viewing cherry blossoms, Ulsan is sadly not on many of the lists if at all. That could be because we are so close to places like Gyeongju, which is famous for its blossoms. However, there are a few great spots worth checking out in Ulsan. Here are the top 5: Haksung Park Located in the centre of Ulsan, this park has a long history and recently has seen its share of upgrades....

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Hwangnidan-Gil: Gyeongju’s Trendiest Street

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in | Comments Off on Hwangnidan-Gil: Gyeongju’s Trendiest Street

The one thing that has always impressed me about Gyeongju was the fact that everyone in this area has been there numerous times and still it is a busy place on weekends and holidays. The reason for that, I believe, is that although the sites are centuries old, the city keeps reinventing itself. The recent trend of “instagramable” locations and cafes is flooding the city with hanbok-clad youngsters and trendy cafes. One of the more surprising changes took place...

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10 Reasons to Visit Nampo-Dong, Busan

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in | Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Visit Nampo-Dong, Busan

Photos and Words by Jason Teale 10 years ago when I first arrived to Korea, I went on a day trip to Busan with a friend who was interested in photography. We ended up in a place that had camera shops stacked almost on top of each other. I thus named this area “Camera Street” and proceeded to spend millions of won there. Years later, this moniker does not fit. The camera shops have disappeared and have been replaced...

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Getting to (and from) Gimhae Airport (PUS)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in | Comments Off on Getting to (and from) Gimhae Airport (PUS)

Gimhae Airport is the international airport closest to Ulsan, operating out of Gimhae, a small city to the east of Busan. There are a number of ways to get to the airport and this article will show you the best ways to get there. Please note times and rates are subject to change. Airport Limousine Bus This bus departs from the Taehwa Bridge underpass, by Taehwa Rotary. The ticket booth is beside the crosswalk leading to the Taehwa River Park...

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Fall Colours in Ulsan

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in | Comments Off on Fall Colours in Ulsan

Despite the reputation that Ulsan is an industrial city, there are many places around here that you can visit to enjoy the fall season. Most of the locations are accessible by bus and are really worth the visit. Take some time this weekend to check out the beautiful vistas in Ulsan. Munsu Stadium I must admit that I was surprised that this place. I didn’t think that it would be so busy but during a Sunday afternoon, there will...

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The Seamarq Hotel: Gangneung’s Best Feature

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in | Comments Off on The Seamarq Hotel: Gangneung’s Best Feature

For years I have wanted to go to the city of Gangneung specifically for the coffee. If you are unware, the city of Gangneung is Korea’s coffee city and if you know me then you know of my obsession with coffee. However, the fact that it is about a 4 hour drive there and much of that is on the smaller 2-lane highways, sort of put me off. Recently, I was given the opportunity to stay at the Seamarq...

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Bomun Lake Gyeongju

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in | Comments Off on Bomun Lake Gyeongju

During the springtime, there is no place better to go than the Bomun Lake resort area in Gyeongju. The area offers a mix traditional themes, natural vistas and modern amenities. It is this mix that draws thousands of visitors to the lakeside every year to watch it burst with colour. Spring is arguably the best season to visit the area as the roads and lakeside paths are lined with cherry blossoms. One of the best ways to explore the...

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