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Things you must do in Korea during Summer Holiday

♬Hot summer. Hot, hot, summer, summer♬ Like the lyrics of f(x)’s song “Hot Summer,” it is speechlessly hot in Korea. Some people in Jeju even make a joke that Jeju is “Jefrica” now. However, it doesn’t mean that you have nothing to enjoy but the cool breeze from an air conditioner at home. We’ve prepared Summer fun to enjoy that can be hard to find in other seasons.


Breath in the water: Sea walking experience in Jeju

Sea walking is a sport that literally allows you to walk on the sea bed without any special skills. With a helmet connected with a hose that provides oxygen sufficiently, participants can walk under the sea, holding a rope to maintain the balance in the sea. Usually, the helmet prevents the face and hairs from getting wet, while giving a clear view of the ocean filled with marine wonders through glasses attached on the helmet.

One of our Trazy users, Leena W, went sea walking in Jeju Island. Let’s follow her story of becoming a little mermaid by sea walking.


SURVIVAL TIP: All about taking the Korean Trains

To travel from city to city in Korea, taking a train is probably the most safest and the best way as a foreigner.

There are several types of trains in Korea.

1. Regular Trains

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a) KTX : It’s the fastest train in Korea. By taking this train, it takes less than 3 hours from Seoul to Busan. Although the train fee is expensive, you can save time with high quality seats. If you go to Busan from Seoul by Mugunghwa train or a car, it takes more than 5 hours.

518-10m


Nurimaru Sunset

Nurimaru Sunset

The sun sets over the city and Gwangan Bridge, Nurimaru APEC House, Hauendae-gu. This particular image is a 6-piece panorama stitched together with Photomerge.

Veins of the City

Veins of the City

It isn't known as "Dynamic Busan" without good reason. From my Trump World helipad vantage point, the veins of the city are plain to see.

Sunset Beach

It’s All in the Blue

 

Whenever I arrive in Jumunjin (home of Herself if you’re not already in the know), one of the first things I always look to do is to go down to the beach. This would make sense to most people as a goal when you arrive in a coastal town, right? But I like to think I’m different because I do it regardless of the weather.


Haedong Yonggungsa – Dragon Temple by the Sea!

We didn’t always enjoy going to temples in Korea. In fact, I thought that while the temples were visually interesting, that they all looked the same. I got bored with them very quickly. That changed once I met Dale from Dale’s Korean Temple Adventures, a well-known blog in Korea. He also lives in Yangsan, and even works at the school just down the street from mine!


The Winter Sea by Kim Nam-jo

Translated by Chae-Pyong Song and Anne Rashid

Photography by Shawn Malone

Photography by Shawn Malone

The Winter Sea by Kim Nam-jo (1927- )

I went out to see the winter sea.
The unknown bird, the bird I wished to see,
had died and wasn’t there.

The bitter sea wind froze
even the truth into tears
when I thought of you.
The fire of futility
was burning above the water.

It is always
time
that teaches me.
Nodding my head, I stand in the winter sea.


Walking Around Jumunjin – June 15, 2012

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