Cherry Blossom Festival – Jinhae – Bangawoyo

This weekend I joined my old Seoul Hiking Group buddy, Johnny Seo’s new group Bangawoyo Tours at Jinhae’s Cherry Blossom Festival. It was a gorgeous day full of new friends and beautiful scenery. Jinhae is famous throughout Korea for its annual cherry blossom festival and we hit it at the perfect time! Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Read More …

Sunrise hike to Hwangmaesan’s Royal Azalea Festival – Seoul Hiking Group

Waking up at 4am is never easy, even when the bed calling your name is Seoul Hiking Group’s big purple bus.  We arrived at Hwangmaesan in the middle of the night as half the group snored away.  Most of us decided to let the cool mountain air wake us up and strolled through the undergrowth.  The sun began peaking Read More …

Korea Burn ’14 – Part 1

Korea Burn was my first Burning Man festival.  In fact it was my first hippie festival of any kind and it was phenomenal!   It was a weekend full of free-spirited art and emotion as people bonded through music and dance.  Body paint and unique sculptures were just accents to the costumes flaunted everywhere. One of Read More …

Spring biking through Gyeongju – Seoul Hiking Group

After a wonderful morning on Namsan mountain we picked up our bikes and rode around the historic South Korean capitol, Gyeongju.  I decided to follow Warren’s group rather than explore on my own.  After a quick ride down the bustling streets we found ourselves at festival. Throughout Gyeongju we saw horse drawn carriages.  They weren’t Read More …

Hiking Namsan in Gyeongju – Seoul Hiking Group

A few weekends ago I took my second trip with Seoul Hiking Group to Gyeongju.  Our first night we stayed in a Yangdong, a lovely hanok village before moving on to the southern city famous for its ancient history and modern beauty.  A shoutout to Warren, Diana and Breanne for organizing another great event! Gyeongju is Read More …

4th grade field trip to Namsan, Chyeonggyecheon & Gyeongbokgung

Friday I had the pleasure of going on my first field trip at my new school.  The 4th grade had a great time on our Seoul tour stopping at 3 famous places.  Namsan is a mountain in the middle of the city, Chyeonggyecheon is a stream running through Seoul near city hall and Gyeongbokgung is one of Read More …

Spring Blooms in Seoul

Spring is finally here!  Seoul and all of South Korea is known for cherry blossoms so I decided to take a stroll through Yeouido Park and Yeouinaru by the Han River.  The concrete jungle made a wonderful backdrop for the florescent flowers as “golden hour” illuminated the spring bloom before the sun actually set with Read More …