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A Weekend in Gyeongju

When I decided to stay in Korea for another year I made a promise to myself to see more of the country. Last week, with sunny skies and spring time temperatures on the horizon, I knew I needed to start … Continue reading

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Hiking in Seoul: Achasan and Bukhansan

I don’t have any official statistics, but if I had to guess I would say that hiking is the Korean national pastime. A large part of this is probably due to the fact that about 70 percent of the Korean … Continue reading

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Stress Free in Samcheok

September was a month of stress.  I felt the exhaustion beginning the pile up.  Six months of 11 hour workdays had my head spinning.  Completely idiotic new policies at work and the refusal of my request for two days off to go … Continue reading

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The Best Brunch in Seoul

In my opinion, a weekend isn’t truly great until you’ve sat down to recap the events of the last night over great food.  Enter brunch.  Brunch is the meal that allows for the perfect fusion of eating and socializing.  A … Continue reading

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Biking the Han

On Sunday Seoulites were graced with the presence of something we hadn’t seen on a weekend in months.  The sun.  The constant cloudiness and rainfall the past two months had me believing that I was living in my personal version … Continue reading

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Celebrating Korean Independence Day

I’m taking a break from the Bali coverage today to write about a special holiday to the Korean people.  On August 15 of every year Korea celebrates its liberation from Japanese occupation.  At the end of World War II the … Continue reading

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The Last Stop

Dorasan Station was the last stop in two ways.  It was our last stop of the day on the USO tour of the DMZ and it is also the last stop in South Korea on the Gyeongui Line.  The station … Continue reading

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