Gyeongsangnam-do

Finishing Up at CEV

CEV is an English Village, where students come to be taught in an immersion program. There are 8 teachers, from various countries and we teach different students every week as part of the ‘camp’. It is an English only environment where the students visit a variety of simulation rooms such as Post Office, Bank, Hospital, Shop, Airport, Hotel and Restaurant as well as practice conservation in English. There are also other fun rooms such as Science, Art, Language Laboratory and Movie Theatre. We teach primarily students from the age of 9-15 years old. On occasion we teach Kindergarten and twice a year we have a hagwon style class in the evenings where the same students return everyday.


Last Camping Trip- Geoje Island

For our final camping trip we headed to Geoje Island. This is in south-eastern Gyeongsangnam province. We decided to camp at Munhwa Tourist Farm Park. We have been here once before in May 2012 and we kept meaning to return in peak season. We pre-booked our site via their website. It is all in Korean so we got our Korean colleague to help us. (Thanks Sohee!) The staff who work at the site speak fantastic English, there was no communication problems. Everybody is really helpful and friendly.

We arrived on Friday night. Every pitch has an electrical source, which is amazing. We brought our electric fan from home. It was really hot so having a fan was very luxurious!


Okcheon Streams

A few weeks ago David and I spent a Sunday bbq-ing in Okcheon, which is just ten minutes drive from our apartment in Gyeseong. After we finished eating we headed to the streams and spent the rest of the afternoon cooling off. It was a very nice and refreshing way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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Upo Wetland’s Trail

The weekend of 15th June David and I went to Upo Wetlands.

  • Upo Wetlands is located 10 km from Gyeseong. It is an environmentally important wetland. This is a great place to visit in all seasons. It is always bustling with wildlife. There are many good walking routes to explore, short and long. There are also bicycles (tandem and regular)  to rent throughout the year for a reasonable price.

Changnyeong Map


Picnic Season


Changnyeong to Bugok Hiking Trail

Changnyeong to Bugok

Hmmm do we really want to do this?!

Changnyeong to Bugok (4)

Cute dog hanging out on the top of Hahwang San!


The Summer is HERE…Camping Trips!!!

The weekend of the 10th and the long weekend of the 16th (Buddha’s birthday) David and I went camping in Namhae Island. Yipppeeeeeeeeeeee the summer is officially here! The first weekend was a tester. We wanted to make sure that the tent was still in good shape after being packed away over the winter. Overall both weekends were very successful.

We spent both weekends camping on Songjeong Beach. We chose this beach because it is one of the most beautiful beaches we have seen in Korea and it is free to camp, plus you can park your car right next to your tent. Whereas on Sangju beach you can’t. We explored a lot of the island over the two weekends.


Nam-Ji Canola Flower Festival

In April, our neighbouring town Nam-ji, holds a canola flower festival along the Nakdonggang River. David and I went yesterday.  It is an extremely pretty sight.  We went last year and we were stuck in traffic for over an hour. This year we decided it would be best to park a few miles away and walk there. It was a nice route. We walked along the river through Nam-Ji Bicycle Park. The festival was your standard Korea festival. There was plenty of food stalls and restaurants, pingy-pangy shops selling random items, a stage which a variety of performers, a ton of decorations, Bicycles to rent, a shuttle train ride and of course many fields and fields of yellow flowers. It was a nice day. We ate far too much junk but it wouldn’t be a Korean festival without it!


In and around Changnyeong

Changnyeong -Where I live!

Changnyeong

CHANGNYEONG OPEN TRADITION MARKET

Open Market


Restaurants in Masan

  • We found a couple new restaurants in Masan. Little California  is a cute place. It sells a delicious selections of California -rolls, sushi, Pork Cutlet and more!

Little California


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