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Gapyeong County: Picture Perfect

If you take the subway in Seoul, you will without a doubt end up seeing advertisements for different areas in Korea made by the Korean tourism board.  All the pictures for Gapyeong County looked beautiful and that was inspiration enough … Continue reading

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Nami Island

I’ve heard Nami Island is touristy and it certainly is.  However, my theory is if a place is pretty and I enjoy being there, I don’t care how popular it is.  Some places are well-known for a reason. I took … Continue reading

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How many snowmen can you find in July?

I ventured out to Nami island last weekend.  It is a little island in the middle of Bukhan river, a tributary of the Han river. Besides being a beautiful picture background, the island’s big claim to fame is being a … Continue reading

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Andong Hahoe Folk Village (안동하회마을)

I am always slightly skeptical of places with the UNESCO World Heritage Site title.  I don’t know what the requirements are to earn the title and I get nervous that it won’t live up to the hype.  Fortunately, the village … Continue reading

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Andong: my new favorite town?

I should start by saying I’m from a small town of around 10,000 people so I’m not sure if you can classify Andong as a town since it has more than 150,000 people.  I have friends who are from towns … Continue reading

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On the slow train to Andong

Public transportation is easy to use and won’t empty your wallet in Korea.  The KTX is the high speed train and is obviously the quickest way to get to the major cities, but many smaller cities and towns don’t have … Continue reading

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Cheonggye Stream in Spring

I’ve been to the Cheonggye stream before, but that was in March and none of the trees or flowers were in bloom.  The area around the stream is much prettier in May. You can get to the stream from several … Continue reading

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