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Making the Most of Korean Festivals in 2012

 
 
The Eobang or Fishers' Festival on Gwangan Beach, Busan
 
 

World here we come

Red = Overland / Green = Flights

So last week Alicia and I booked our ‘Round the World’ tickets. We used Airtreks as they were the most reasonably priced.

I use the phrase ‘Round the World’ lightly, as we are in fact only going as far as Taiwan where we plan to teach English for a year.

So we start in San Diego, USA and work our way cross country, stopping at the Grand Canyon, Texas, New Orleans, Florida, D.C. and New York. Before heading to Alicia’s Beantown.


Welcoming Winter? Try an Icy Dip & Zip at Deokpo Beach!


On January 7th, I had the pleasure of participating in the 8th Annual Geoje Penguin Swim Festival. This festival was just so much fun, and definitely one of my favourite experiences in Korea thus far!

Shanghai Living: Jade Buddha Temple, Former residence of Mao Zedong and Contest winner!

Wow it is hard to believe that it has been almost two months in China. Soon it will be Spring Festival here. Spring Festival is China's biggest holiday. I am looking forward to the time off and checking out some things. Travel may be impossible during this time as everyone is travelling in China at that time. I will check out some more things in Shanghai and possibly buy a motorcycle. Ok more than likely I will buy a motorcycle, as long as it stops snowing.




Enjoy the video!


Life in South Korea: Being Vegetarian

People were always surprised to find out that I am Vegetarian. They thought it must be so difficult to be in Korea. I have been Vegetarian for almost twenty years, so I am used to having less dining options. There are some great vegetarian options in Korea.

This Thursday first new video!

Cheers,

Jeff


Becoming Adventure: South Korea Travel Tips

The end of my holiday is coming! Next week I will start working on new videos about China!

South Korea is a great place to travel to! It may not be the first place on your list to go, but you will not regret a trip there. It offers a pretty unique and rewarding experience. It is best to get out and explore Korea. If you are just starting to travel and are looking somewhere you can explore and travel with no plan Korea is a good place to start! It is super safe and the people are really friendly. Also the food is great, I have never had any stomach problems. There are so many great cultural sites to check out. Here are some helpful sites for travel in Korea: Korean Tourism site: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto More Korea info: http://www.koreabrand.net/ Transportation: Trains: www.korail.com Buses: http://www.kobus.co.kr/web/eng/index.jsp Accommodations: www.korea.net/uesful_info/reservation/reservation_hotel.asp


Life in South Korea: Lonely Time

The last week has been super busy. I am about to finish my job and move. So I am selling stuff and packing. We also shot a new video that is awesome but will take a bit more time to edit. So I did another Life in South Korea vlog this week. It has been awhile since I made one of these videos. I will make some more of them over the next few weeks.

Enjoy my latest video: 

South Korea Adventure #19- Journey to the Big Hand.. Homigot 호미곶

This was the last ride of the year. It has been pretty cold at night. I love to ride; it's one of my biggest passions in life. This riding season was pretty good. I rode over 12,000 km. I figure I have ridden about 30,000km in Korea now. Korea is a great place to ride. The country is small so it is easy to get around. The smaller highways are used less, so the traffic is usually light. This season I got to redo some of my favorite rides. So for the final ride we decided to just ride and not stop too much. We still ended up riding a bit at night. It was cold but bearable. When we started to come back the sun was starting to set. The sky was red. Everything felt great and connected. That is why I love to ride. Later as it was dark we rode past some pagodas that were lit up. We were down a desolate stretch of highway. An hour later we were back in Busan. It felt good to get back in the city.

South Korea Adventure #15- Uiryeong 의령

I have travelled to a lot of places in South Korea. So now I am tending to go to more and more lesser know spots. Once again I had a great day. The last few trip have felt funner than most of the trips I have done. The video is also getting much better. I went back and looked at some older video the other day. I could see points where the videos have gotten much better. I feel that this another one of those times. I think this last video is a real jump up. I also got some recognition for my latest video and was names September filmmaker of the month at Trip Films. The site is a great place to check out travel video. Also it has me on the front page so it must be pretty fantastic! http://www.tripfilms.com/ Hope you enjoy the video!


South Korea Adventure #12- Jeju Island 제주도 Conclusion

Well I made my goal of going around Jeju. Even if it meant getting completely soaked. I did miss out on some things that I would like to have seen because of the rain but am still glad I made the trip over. I had heard a lot of hype about Jeju before I went. I can't say it lived up to those expectations. It is definitely nice, but still very similar to most of Korea. There is an unusual amount of museums on Jeju. Almost one for anything you can think of. I checked out all the sex ones. They were definitely worth checking out. Seeing Jeju my motorcycle is definitely the way to go. It appears there are busses that go all the way around but it looks like you could spend a lot of time walking, as things can be a little ways from the bus stops. The traffic is also pretty light compared to bigger cities in Korea, which makes the riding enjoyable.

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