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Yi Hwang – Start of Spring


A Brit for All Seasons


Shortly after arriving in Korea there is one thing that you become very quickly aware of and that is that Koreans are mightily proud of their seasons. For those that don’t live here you may be wondering what I’m talking about, so, I’m about to let you in on a little secret.

 
Korea has... wait for it... FOUR seasons. That’s right, not one, not two, not even three, but a whole whopping four! When the weather gods were handing out climates at the beginning of time Korea hit the jackpot. They got the royal flush; they struck gold; they got the whole caboodle. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Picnic Season


Mamas & Papas Are Going Hiking!

The weather is warming up, and after a ridiculously long winter Mamas & Papas are itching to get outdoors. So this Saturday we will be having our very first hike […]

Playing With My New Toy!

Yesterday I told you about my new toy.DSC_0005

Today with the sun shining and no pressing business, I ventured out into the wilds of Yeongtong-dong in Suwon and played with it. I won’t lie I’m still using it a little like a point-and-shoot, but I still can feel the difference. The focus is by far my favourite, as well as the texture of the photographs. I can’t really go into what makes them look or feel different, maybe it’s just that they look more real.


Busan 25KM Ocean Walk

Busan Segal Walk

On the weekend David and I decided to walk one of the seagull trails in Busan. We headed to Busan on Friday night and stayed near Songdo beach. The next day we woke up early and started our 25km hike. Most of the trail was flat and it was located along the coast so it was pretty and relaxing. We started the hike near Songdo beach and ended it six hours later in Taejongdae. In Taejongdae there was a tourist park and here we took a Danubi shuttle train (costing 1,500 won) to sight see the local sights.


Go ride a bike.

 


Spring Flowers in Seoul

Spring has brought in an explosion of color, sweet scents, and the long missed warmth of the sun. It is just glorious to see the leafless trees bring forth buds and suddenly, all you see is flowers all around!


Just pink flowers
Another leafless pink!

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!


Cherry Blossom Season


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