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Suncheon Bay – Korea’s Ecological Playground

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in | Comments Off on Suncheon Bay – Korea’s Ecological Playground

By Deirdre Madden Last Chuseok, while on a road trip, my partner and I stumbled upon the Suncheon Ecological Park. We were attempting to go to the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo, but due to misread road signs while trying to find a parking lot, we ended up at the Ecological Park instead. It turned out to be a happy mistake, as the Eco Park is a very interesting, preserved wetland area, filled with a large variety of birds, many...

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Traveling in Korea With Your Four Legged Friends

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in | Comments Off on Traveling in Korea With Your Four Legged Friends

Traveling with a pooch that doesn’t fit into your purse is not always easy in Korea. We have a 75 pound Labrador and just finding a first floor apartment that would accept him was a big enough challenge.  Finding hotels is yet again…a challenge.  Of the places we’ve stayed, some are nicer than others but all were friendly and had nice owners or owners who completely ignored that fact that we had a dog with us. Clearly…Clark is a...

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Cherry Blossom Festivals 2014

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in | Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Festivals 2014

Hwa-gae Cherry Blossom Festival takes place March 29th, 30th. “One of the most popular attractions of the festival is ‘The 10ri Cherry Blossom Road’ (ri is the traditional Korean measurement unit, and 10ri equals approximately 4km). It is also known as ‘marriage road’, as it is said that if lovers walk down this road while holding hands, they will get married and stay happily together forever.” – More info at Korea Tourism Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon is taking place this year on April...

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Ulsan Cycling Guide

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in | Comments Off on Ulsan Cycling Guide

A guide to cycling in Ulsan By Luke Cape: On first impression, Ulsan may not seem to be the most bike-friendly city. But on closer inspection, the city and the surrounding areas have so much to offer. There are near 100kms of traffic-free bike paths criss-crossing the city. There are numerous single track downhill mountain biking trails hidden in the suburban mountains of Dong-gu, Jung-gu and Ulju-gun. And the quiet, backroad cycling in the countryside is not far away....

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A guide to climbing Jirisan

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in | Comments Off on A guide to climbing Jirisan

 Jirisan 지리산 By Luke Cape: Jirisan is mainland South Korea’s highest mountain (1915m), located inside its largest national park (471km2). It’s one of the few national parks where you’re likely to encounter wildlife other than birds and squirrels. The park is home to deer, foxes, hares, elk, wildcats and even the endangered Asiatic black bear (also known as the ‘Moon Bear’ or 반달곰) . It’s also one of Korea’s most sacred mountains, and numerous major temples and smaller retreats...

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Jeollabukdo – Chungcheongnamdo

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in | Comments Off on Jeollabukdo – Chungcheongnamdo

By Deirdre Madden This is part two of my Chuseok road-trip adventure with my boyfriend. Part one was Jeollanamdo, or the South Jeolla Province. Here, I’ll take you through the North Jeolla Province, and into South Chungcheong Province. After driving along the southern coast, we turned northward at Mokpo, a small city with a rather similar vibe to Ulsan, as it’s home to Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, the world’s 4th largest shipbuilder. We tried to drive up hwy 77,...

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Eden Valley, Skiing in Ulsan’s Backyard

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in | Comments Off on Eden Valley, Skiing in Ulsan’s Backyard

By Deirdre Madden Skiing and snowboarding have become the most popular winter activities in Korea over the past few years. Resorts have sprung up all over Gangwando (the province just south of the DMZ on the East Coast) and Gyeonggido (the province surrounding Seoul). One of the most popular, High One, has buses that leave Ulsan in the wee hours of the morning, giving you the full day on the hill before returning home in the evening. Read the...

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From Ulsan to High One Ski Resort – Users guide

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in | Comments Off on From Ulsan to High One Ski Resort – Users guide

By Luke Cape A guide for those wanting to go to High One resort by the shuttle bus: There are shuttle buses running every night from Ulsan to the resort. They pick you up at different places around the city, for example Dongcheon Stadium (Jung-gu), The Arts and Cultural Center (Samsan-dong), Gonguptap (Nam-gu) and Shinbok Rotary (Mugeo-dong). Different buses have slightly different schedules, but most of them pick up at around 3am. The shuttle buses are free for season...

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Jeollanamdo – Yeosu, Suncheon and Boseong

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Jeollanamdo – Yeosu, Suncheon and Boseong

By Deirdre Madden Over the Chuseok holiday, my significant other and I went on a road trip to a part of the country I had yet to explore, Jeollanamdo and the west coast. We began by setting off late, revising our route to make up for lost time, and then taking a wrong turn on the expressway in a moment of confusion and ending up in downtown Busan on a Saturday. Awesome. Yeosu Eventually, we actually made it to...

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Joseon Pottery Made in Ulsan

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Joseon Pottery Made in Ulsan

    By 황정원 (Hwang Jeong Won) It is our first picnic. My English teacher, my classmate Zoe and I went to Wang Bang Yo in Wang Bang village just outside of Ulsan. We passed by Munsu stadium (on Highway 7) and drove toward Busan. I turned right towards Yang-san and Tong-do-sa at the Dae-Bok three way intersection (Highway 34). Wang Bang Yo is a house and gallery that showcases and sells some of the finest hand crafted pottery...

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