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The Garden of Morning Calm’s Snippets of Spring
Mar 18, 2015
One of my most memorable trips in Korea was when I visited The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원) in 2013. My Korean best friend was having his school break so he decided to take a vacation in his hometown Hoengsong (횡성) in Gangwondo (강원도). At that time, I really had a plan to go t...


Fireflies, wild grapes represent green Muju
Mar 17, 2015
Fireflies can only live in clean water and in an unpolluted environment. The presence of fireflies is a gauge of an area's purity. Fireflies glow in the dark and bring on a childlike innocence and nostalgia. They like damp environments and only show up at night after hiding durin...


Visit Imsil, a base for cheese tourism
Mar 16, 2015
Cheese was unfamiliar to many people only a few decades ago, but now it's one of the most widely consumed foods across the nation. Recently, many innovative chefs have added cheese to spicy dishes, taking the food scene by storm, creating menu items such as "cheese dakgalbi" (spi...


Imsil County impresses with scenic mountains, stunning ...
Mar 16, 2015
Imsil-gun County, located in the southern part of Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), covers 597 square kilometers, just a bit smaller than Seoul proper. Some 13,900 households with 30,700 people live in the rural county, and 70 percent of them are farmers. With untarnished nat...

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Best night view at 'Santorini' in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do
Mar 12, 2015
Chuncheon is the capital of Gangwon Province, South Korea. The city is in the north of the country, located in a basin formed by the Soyang River and Han River. After dinner, we are looking for a light meal and we wanted to enjoy the night scenic views of Chuncheon city so we ...


Enjoy a bit of island life in Namhae
Mar 05, 2015
Namhae-gun County, comprised of the two islands of Namhaedo and Changseondo and located along the southern edge of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), is only connected to land by two bridges. The Namhae Bridge links the region with Hadong-gun County and the Changseon-S...


Namhae-gun County, a treasure trove of delights
Mar 03, 2015
There is a remote pair of distant islands located in the middle of the southern edge of the Korean Peninsula: Namhaedo Island and Changseondo Island. Together, they comprise Namhae-gun County, a small town in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) with a population of appro...


Sancheong offers natural breathing space
Mar 02, 2015
Sancheong, a county in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), has the ideal conditions to heal the mind and body, as it embraces clear water and unpolluted air, as well as being home to medicinal herbs of great quality that grow along the slopes of the nearby Jirisan Mount...


Sancheong, a natural sanctuary abutting Jirisan Mountai...
Mar 02, 2015
Sancheong-gun (Sancheong County), located in western Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), is only home to about 36,000 people. The county is about 39 kilometers from east to west, and about 40 kilometers from north to south, giving it some 795 square kilometers, about th...


Cheongsando Island serenely awaits spring
Feb 26, 2015
The term “slow city” originates from the Italian word cittaslow, which means a city where life is slow and easy. Cittaslow also refers to an international movement founded by Mayor Palolo Saturnini of Greve in Chianti, Italy, in 1999. It promotes a slow city life, where nature an...