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With Summer Here Find Out the Top 5 Places to Visit on the Han River

Posted on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 03:07 PM

As summer is quickly approaching, I wanted to share with everyone my favorite places along the Han River. The Han River splits northern and southern Seoul in half and runs into the neighboring provinces making it in total about 494 kilometers (307 miles). I don’t ever plan to bike the full length, but there are plenty of places near and around Seoul that you can get to if you ride a bike. Korea has put an amazing system of bike lanes that run all over the country as the longest trail runs from Seoul all the way Busan which is on the southeastern coast. For the vicinity around Seoul, you do not need a mountain bike as a road bike will do just fine. When I began teaching in Korea I was able to buy a decent road bike for 220,000 won at a bike shop near my home. There are so many bike shops here in Korea, so don’t be afraid to bargain. There are also bike rentals along major parts of the Han where it only costs a few 1000 won/hour. Here are my favorite spots to go to while biking on the Han River.

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Tags: Biking in Seoul, Commuter biking in Korea, yeouido, Hangang river, Hangangriverpark, ttukseom resort, yangpyeong,, dumulmeori, banpo bridge, Weekend activities in Korea, things to do in Korea, what to do on the weekend

How to Celebrate Independence and Canada Day While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 @ 04:12 PM

One of my favorite holidays back in America was the 4th of July. Thanks to Facebook’s memory reminders, I realized how much I was able to travel during those long holiday weekends. Although I wasn’t able to travel far from Seoul, I was able to do some fun activities to celebrate this holiday.

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Tags: July 4th, Independence Day, Canada Day, banpo bridge, Holidays in South Korea, what to do on the weekend, Foreigner bars, Foreign Eats, foreigners in korea, Itaewon, gimpo

Top 6 Things To Do Along the Han River in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

The Han River is one famous strip in Seoul, popular for everyone of all ages, with so much to do. For the most part, it is great for bonding time with others with an amazing view and a breeze that will keep you cool during hot summer days.

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Tags: drink in Korea, Relaxing in Korea, Korean culture, date night in korea, river, Han river, banpo bridge, things to do, Activities to do in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

10 Ways to Enjoy Spring on the Han River in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 03:15 PM

Something about being near water is simply relaxing. When the weather finally agrees to reward Seoul, Korea with a mild and sunny day after a brutally long winter people tend to flock to the Han River. Here are 10 ways to enjoy the river in the coming months while teaching English in Korea.

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Tags: seoul, river, Han river, Spring, bike, picnic, relax, sunset, banpo bridge, lights, fountain, Activities to do in Korea

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