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 …

Shimanto City, visiting an old friend in Japan’s hidden gem

My co-workers Susan, Steph and I decided to head to Japan for this Chuseok’s (Korean Thanksgiving) long weekend.  We stopped for the night in Tokyo before flying to Kochi where my college teammate Andrew picked us up for a 2 hour drive to Shimanto, a remote town where he has lived and taught English for 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 …