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Cherry Blossoms Everywhere:The 5 Best Festival Locations in Korea

Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2018 @ 12:19 PM

It’s finally that time of year again - spring! The weather is nice out, the sky is clear, and the sun is shining. What marks the beginning of the season the most in Korea is the long awaited and short lived cherry blossoms blooming. I live next to a main street lined with these amazingly beautiful trees. Walking to work these days has been very peaceful and relaxing due to the sight and smell of cherry blossoms.

The cherry blossom forecast date predictions occur about a month before its time for them to bloom. Depending upon which area you are living in, the time frame to enjoy the cherry blossoms is slightly different. Unusually, the time to see cherry blossoms when they are the most enchanting is in early April. Being informed about when the expected cherry blossom season occurs in advance is a must, so that one can plan accordingly considering the experience only last about two weeks. Only two weeks. Sad. I know. Still, these two weeks are when traveling around Korea on fun weekend adventures will result in the best photos that you can show off with.

The following are five locations around Korea that offer the best cherry blossom festival experiences. Enjoy!

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Tags: parks, nature in Korea, Korean culture, life in Korea, outdoors, Spring, cherry blossoms, outdoor activities, korea spring, things to do in seoul, leisure

Marvel at Korea's Countryside By Visiting the Boseong Green Tea Fields

Posted on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 03:43 PM

Lately, I just feel quite lucky to have met the people that I now know in Korea. I quite enjoy the company of people my age, but I’ve also been able to widen the age-gap of my friendships. One woman I’ve met, Sunny, has become one of my closest friends here. She has her own yoga studio, nature school, and she helps out at my favorite vegan restaurant, Jack and the Beanstalk in Namcheon. Sunny is just one of those people who seems to know everyone within a 175 mile radius, and recently I had the opportunity to travel with her with a few other ladies to Boseong to experience a green tea spa and green tea fields. Below I will talk about the highlights of our trip and tell you why it's a must visit during your time teaching in Korea.

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Tags: nature in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea, green tea

Cave Exploring: Hwanseongul in Samcheok

Posted on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 03:14 PM

A trip to Samcheok on Korea's east coast isn't complete without a visit to one of its best tourist destinations: Hwanseon Cave. I'd never been in a large cave before, so I was seriously excited to check out one that boasted being not only the "largest limestone cave in Korea," but also one of the largest in all of Asia. I recently took a weekend trip with some friends who were visiting from the U.S. and the cave was just as awe-inspiring as we were hoping.

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Tags: nature in Korea, samcheok, hwanseongul, hwanseon cave, teaching in Korea, tourist attraction in korea, Activities to do in Korea, outdoor activities, Weekend activities in Korea

Adventure when Teaching in Korea: Ascending Seorak Mountain.

Posted on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 @ 01:56 PM

            No matter where you’re placed while teaching English in Korea, you’ll have opportunities to travel over the country and see some majestic scenery that is truly astonishing for such a geographically small country. This past weekend was a short holiday called Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) and I spent three days with a work friend up in Seorak National Park with the intent of climbing Mt. Seorak, which has one of the highest peaks in South Korea. I thought sharing this experience would help provide some insight as to what the Korean wilderness has in store for you on your time off work.

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Tags: seoraksan, nature in Korea, Seorak Mountain, teaching in Korea, Korean mountains, Chuseok, Activities to do in Korea

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