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Kimchi making and sharing festival

Kimchi making and sharing festival

“[…] You cannot do that, it’s like asking a Korean not to eat Kimchi”. The speaker paused. I shifted slightly on my chair and looked at the group of ladies sitting around the table with me. There was a slight giggle of surprise then it was clear that everybody understood. Had you entered the room … Continue reading

Global Seoul Mate prize

Global Seoul Mate prize

Not long ago I wrote about being selected as one of the Global Seoul Mates. The first mission has been assigned and ended and my submission was amongst the winning ones (thank you to all those who voted for it!). The other day I received my prize in the post. Here are some photos 🙂  

Day out of Seoul: Cheonan wakeboard cable park

Day out of Seoul: Cheonan wakeboard cable park

Last Sunday we went to check out the Cheonan Wakeboarding Cable park. It was a fun day out from Seoul and very good exercise. Location The wakeboarding cable park is in the outskirts of the city of Cheonan. Cheonan is a city about 83 km south of Seoul. The actual cable park is located in the outskirts of … Continue reading

Things to do in Seoul: Gwanaksan Hiking

Things to do in Seoul: Gwanaksan Hiking

I still can’t decide what I liked the most about the hike up Gwanaksan Mountain, if it was the path right at the start filled with spring flowers and cherry blossom, whether it was the rewarding views of the city of Seoul from the summit or whether it was the sight of the tiny hermitage (Yeonjudae) sitting defiantly on top of vertical stone pillars like a diamond on a precious ring. […]
Seoul city is always bustling. When I step out of the flat it feels like it sucks me into a vortex but I just need to step slightly to the side, into a park or a hidden corner to find beauty and peace. Gwanaksan Mountain is one of those places. Continue reading

Cherry blossom in Japan? No, I did the cherry blossom in South Korea

Cherry blossom in Japan? No, I did the cherry blossom in South Korea

While all the travel media attention is focused on the cherry blossom in Japan not many are aware that South Corea has also some amazing cherry trees blossoming into a pretty show in early spring (right now).
In the last couple of weeks the temperatures have risen and there is a very pleasant feeling of spring in the air. Seoul is suddenly carpeted with pale pink petals; roads, parks and trails are lined with incredibly fluffy trees. It is a beautiful spectacle. Continue reading