Tag Archives: Hiking

Please, no fire. Really, no fire. No fire. No fire. No fire. You understand? No fire.

Our most recent camping trip in Korea was an overwhelming success. Not only did we hike our hearts (and legs) out, we also found Korea’s best National Park camp site, bar none. As far as I am aware Chiaksan National Park is the only … Continue reading

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The Day We Drank Our Way Up the Mountain

I‘d heard rumours that mountainside drinking was popular in Korea but I hadn’t given it much thought. During midterm exams there are no classes and the students go home early to study which means the teachers are able to organise staff … Continue reading

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The Day We Got Physical – Korean Style

Korea has fitness equipment on street corners. You can find it on the top of hills, outlooks, by the river or on the side of a main road. Anyone can use it and plenty of people do. This equipment is used … Continue reading

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The Day of Involuntary Volunteering

I have ranted and raved about Korean generosity while hiking before and I could easily do it again because it is true. Yet this tale is a little different. A solo trip to Juwangsan National Park in Eastern Gyeongbuk landed … Continue reading

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Andong’s Derelict Buildings

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The Day We Hiked Sobaeksan

A few drinks the night before did not make for an enjoyable 8am run to the local bus station the next morning. Yet a mere thirty minutes later the bus pulled into Sobaek and we stepped into rural bliss. It … Continue reading

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The Day Spring Showed Up.

The first couple of months in Korea were characterised by dry, cold days and even colder nights. Taking a recent hike around our neighbourhood and up into the hills beyond we were reassured that Spring is here. It is a welcome … Continue reading

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