Taebaeksan’s Winter Wonderland – Seoul Hiking Group

Taebaeksan National Park boasts a startling 1567m of vertical making it among the highest mountains in South Korea and crowning Taebaeksan as the 5th highest national park.  More importantly its known for being full of snow-capped splendor, a key reason we were happy they got fresh snow the night before!  Seoul Hiking Group set out for another sunrise hike Read More …

Pyeongchang Winter Festival – Seoul Hiking Group

Last weekend Seoul Hiking Group went up to Pyeongchang Winter Festival.  In addition to the festival Pyeongchang is the 2018 Winter Olympic host at both Yongpyeong and Alpensia resorts.  We hit the slopes all day Saturday before some of us opted to spend Sunday at the winter festival instead of hiking or going back up the lifts. Read More …

Korean Delicacies

Who doesn’t love food?  Eating is a primary reason for many people to travel and Korean cuisine happens to be incredibly diverse with hundreds of dishes to try!  The best part is that each meal comes with a handful of 반찬 banchan (sides) that accompany whatever you order so you always get to taste a few treats.  Read More …

Busan’s fish market with Seoul Hiking Group

After regrouping at our Busan hostel from a cultural day at the Yonggungsa Temple it was time to head to Busan’s famous fish market.  A quick subway ride brought us there and the seafood aroma overwhelmed our senses before we even entered.  Once inside you could see dozens of stalls with fresh 해물 (seafood)! Every Read More …

Cooking class at a hagwon

I teach cooking class to these little munchkins 5 times a month.  At the beginning of every month I am given a recipe to review and then I work with each of the K6 classes.  Before each class I remind them the importance of washing their hands before cooking & eating.  Then we don our Read More …

Hwe Bibimbap and a Cable Car Ride

I met my friend Doyu outside of Myeong-dong yuk (Myeong-dong subway station).  We were going to practice my Korean and her English and check out Namsan.  Namsan is a small mountain in the middle of the city; you can hike up it but, seeing as how I went hiking all of yesterday, I was happy Read More …