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2020 Fall Foliage Update for Ulsan

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in | Comments Off on 2020 Fall Foliage Update for Ulsan

Fall in Korea has to be one of the best times of the year. After typical humid Korean summer, fall is one of those season that you will welcome with open arms. From the beautiful colours of the leaves to the warm beverages and delicious foods, there is just something magical about this time of year. Ulsan, sits in the perfect location to enjoy all of the splendor that this area has to offer. Due to the outbreak of...

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Taking The Premium Bus To Seoul

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020 in | Comments Off on Taking The Premium Bus To Seoul

Taking the bus to Seoul is an economical way to get across the country. For many it is the preferred option but one that takes a bit of getting used to. However, since 2016 there have been significant upgrade to the usual buses which resulted in the creation of the premium class bus. During the initial stages these buses were only running from Busan to Seoul but a number of years ago, they expanded their service to include Ulsan...

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Unmunsa Day Trip

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in | Comments Off on Unmunsa Day Trip

Fall is one of the best times to get out and explore the surrounding areas around Ulsan. Near the end of October and the beginning of November, the Yeongnam Alps turns a beautiful shade of orange mixed with red and gold. In my opinion, one of the best places to check out these colours is around the Unmunsa temple near Cheongdo. If you are looking for a trip that is off the beaten path, then look no further. I...

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3 Parks and a Little Beach!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2019 in | Comments Off on 3 Parks and a Little Beach!

During my time in Ulsan, I have pretty much explored every inch of this fine city. However, I still keep finding awesome little places from time to time. Daebawi, Solgae and Songjeong parks really surprised me. Situated along highway 31 just outside of Jinha Beach, heading towards Ganjeolgot. These 3 little parks are quite easy to miss when you are heading up to see the sunrise at Ganjeolgot. Songjeong Park I would say that this is the largest of...

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The Best Beaches in Ulsan

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019 in | Comments Off on The Best Beaches in Ulsan

**This is an UPDATED version of an article that was written in 2012** **Click the title of each beach to get the Korean map link and relevant bus schedules** Swimming season is here in Ulsan and that means that it is beach season. Ulsan is blessed to have a number of great beaches to choose from. Each of these beaches is slightly different and constantly changing. Looking back at the original article (minus the updated images that I added...

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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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