October 06, 2017: Chuseok is Korea’s major holiday and the whole country seems to be on vacation. We joined the crowd and checked out what beach life in South Korea is all about.
For Jonghae, the man who inspired me to hike the Baekdu-daegan in South Korea, and telling me not to give up when the going was touch.
Enjoying Korea’s cherry blossom season: have fun and take selfies!
“To walk nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” ~Mary Davis
When writing our last newsletter (you can sign up for it here) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea …
October 22, 2016: Some 230 kms and 17 days of strenuous hiking along the Baekdu-daegan in South Korea. And that’s just a third of the total distance we hiked! Here’s an impression of stage 3 of our great Korean adventure.
Underground, above the ground, on foot, or varying from using 1 to 4 wheels or more. See the fascinating, nifty, and fun ways of traveling in South Korea.
August 14, 2016: We sought the Olympic spirit at Seoul’s Olympic Park but melted away in the heat, as we did anywhere else outside aircon spaces. From temples and tombs we moved to massive and fascinating museums.
July 25, 2016; At the southern end of the Baekdu Daegan Trail we started hiking in Jirisan National Park and continued farther north, totaling 135 of of the 735-km trail.
July 11, 2016: A 3-day hike in Seoraksan National Park had us blown away. The views, the trails, the sites along the way, the meetings with Koreans all contributed to a new passion: hiking.