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Summer in Nami Island

Chuncheon, South Korea — Winter Sonata, tall trees covered with snow.. does it ring a bell? Oh yes. It’s a popular Korean melodrama back in 2002, which shooting set is at Nami Island (남이섬), also known as Naminara.

I was discouraged when I heard some people said that there is nothing to see (or do) in Nami. But it didn’t stop me from visiting, and I have to disagree. I saw everyone around there with happy faces and I think anywhere is a great place as long as one enjoys the company.

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Put 7 Photographers on a Tiny Island in South Korea and This is the Result

Nothing is better than an island getaway with friends, especially when those friends are all excellent photographers. Last week I headed out with some of the best photographers in the area to the tiny island of Somaemuldo. This island is located near Tongyeong but really is isolated from everything. People come to fish (I think??) and just to get away from it all.

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Road Trippin’ Geoje-do

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Before spring’s beautiful embrace makes way for the crushing humidity and biblical rains of summer, get yourself some wheels and venture forth to Gyeongsang Province’s most underrated island: Geoje (거제도).

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Geoje-do, bathing just off the coast of Busan, is perhaps best known for its heavy shipbuilding industry. However, due to the island’s many activities and sense of tranquility contrasting so wonderfully with the balli-balli nature on the mainland, anyone hanging out in Gyeongsang province should make there way down here.


Koh Samet: I wish you were here, or maybe not.

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I have no intention of making you jealous, but I have to inform you that I am writing this blog post from a beach chair 4 feet from the water on the small island of Koh Samet in Thailand. It is late afternoon and the beach area in front of my resort (My bungalow is $20 a night!) is starting to clear out for the day. I personally think dusk is the best part of a beach day. The sky’s color is spectacular, the sun isn’t as intense as it was a few hours prior and I can finally tell by looking at my skin that yes, I in fact did manage to tan and not burn after hours of frolicking in the surf.


School trips and adventures!

I’ve enjoyed a few lazy days in the last few weeks. Each year group at my school has had a field trip and the 6th graders were fortunate enough to go on a three-day field trip to Seoul, museums and theme parks. It seems to be a right of passage for 6th grade students throughout the land to make a pilgrimage to Everland, Korea’s foremost amusement park. I’m assuming Everland is the largest theme park in the world as every single school appears to send their students away in the same week. The knock-on effect for me has been various days of no lessons and a bit of desk-warming, youtube watching and winter camp preparation.


Destination: U-do / Biyang-do (Jeju-do) – part 2 of 3

Day trips don’t get any better – but there’s a catch. 

Welcome to Cow Island – yes, Udo does sort of resemble a sitting cow. Thus, the name fits, if such a thing matters much. While Jeju features enough places to keep most travelers busy for a week, the tiny 5.9 sq. km. Island requires a half-day. Good thing, too – despite the minbak (family-run hotel) and pensions around, it’s easy to tell apart the locals from the tourists.


Udo's finest sailing vessel & a view of the Seongsan Illchubang.

Sex and The Island: Jeju Loveland Exposed

The best time to visit Love Land is at night when the statues look uncannily real. It's also much easier to hide your face in the darkness. ~ Photo P. DeMarco

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Take a peep inside Korea’s taboo busting erotic theme park where love oriented art and eroticism meet unabashed.


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