Explore Busan

Busan, can you be redeemed? Unfortunately, my first trip to Busan 부산 left me with a sour taste in my mouth that I had yet to shake. I hope that by spending a few days here, my mind could be changed, and I could fall in love with the city. After an hour and aContinue reading “Explore Busan”

Small Town Living in South Korea Featuring A Cult, Mud, and Some Chickens

Somedays, I feel like describing where I live is like telling a tale of two Cheonggye’s 청계면. A 30 min busied north of Mokpo in Muan County 무안군, Cheonggye is a farming community, a fishing community, and a college town nestled between mountains and the sea in Jeollanam-do South Korea. I live in the centralContinue reading “Small Town Living in South Korea Featuring A Cult, Mud, and Some Chickens”

Summer on Jeju Part V Hallasan

Hallasan 한라산, the tallest mountain in South Korea, is not a mountain but a dormant (though some argue extinct; I am no scientist) sacred volcano that rises up from the center of Jeju into the clouds. The sacredness of this striking mountain comes from Korean folk beliefs tell the creation story of Jeju by GrandmotherContinue reading “Summer on Jeju Part V Hallasan”

Summer on Jeju Part IV The Olle Trail

This time around in Jeju 제주, I wanted to wander and explore without an agenda. Yes, there are some really cool things I have yet to see on Jeju, like; the Arts Village, Green Tea Museum, and countless beaches, but this time I just wanted to take things slower, spend less time on the bus,Continue reading “Summer on Jeju Part IV The Olle Trail”

Mokpo: Yudalsan

I am wandering. How long has it been since I was able to get lost and wander streets, enjoying a journey with a vague idea of a destination? Too long. So long I now consider getting lost a luxury. A luxury on my schools founding day I was able to indulge in for the firstContinue reading “Mokpo: Yudalsan”