Trip report

SEORAKSAN NATIONAL PARK(NOVEMBER 10-11 2012)

Climbing in the mi(d)st of Seoraksan National Park by SARAH SHAW on Nov 12, 2012 • 4:14 pm In Seoraksan National Park, towering, jagged peaks jut into layers of clouds overhead. Waterfalls pour off the rocky cliffs, and clear waters flow, carving paths through the valleys. Encompassing 373 km of land, Seoraksan has, throughout history, been a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimages …

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AUTUMN FOLIAGE HIKING AND GOCHUJANG FESTIVAL(2012)

Hiking, Gochujang and Buddhists with swords by SARAH SHAW on Nov 5, 2012 • 4:37 pm With the vibrant fall foliage currently dotting the Korean countryside in shades of gold, crimson and burnt orange, I embarked on a weekend getaway with Adventure Korea to the county of Sunchang, located in North Jeolla province. A number of traditional Korean foods originated in North …

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AUTUMN FOLIAGE,WATER PARK,ATV AND BEEF FEST

Famous for a day: the Heongseong Hanwoo Beef Festival by SARAH SHAW on Oct 23, 2012 • 5:10 pm This past weekend, I was invited on a weekend trip to the Heongseong Hanwoo Beef Festival by Adventure Korea, with the impression that I would eat some delicious beef, hike a mountain, and drink a lot of soju. And that’s exactly what I did–in addition …

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THE FRESHEST FARM FOOD& GREEN TEA

A Korean Farmstay: Cheongpung Farm and green tea fields by SARAH SHAW on Oct 9, 2012 • 11:07 am Beyond the seas of red crosses and florescent, artificial lights, there are rural patches throughout the South Korean peninsula where the stars glitter visibly overhead. One such place is Cheongpung Farm, located in Hwasoon, a rural area in Korea’s South Jeolla province. …

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SEA KAYAKING, FISHING AND COASTEERING

Namhae Island: sea kayaking, fishing and coasteering by SARAH SHAW on Sep 25, 2012 • 5:21 pm The warm summer days are dwindling in Korea, so this past weekend I ventured to Namhae, a rural island located five hours south of Seoul, in South Gyeongsang province. Again, I traveled with Adventure Korea, an established budget travel company who generously sponsored my trip. Due …

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WHITE WATER RAFTING& BUNGEE JUMPING

Rafting and Bungee Jumping: a day of extreme sports in Korea by SARAH SHAW on Sep 10, 2012 • 4:13 pm Extreme sports are gaining popularity in Korea, especially in Gangwon province, an area known for its untarnished mountains and rivers.  In the spring, summer and fall, there are ample opportunities to go rafting, bungee jumping, rock climbing and paragliding, …

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SURFING,ZIP-LINING& SEORAKSAN NATIONAL PARK(SEPTEMBER 1-2 2012)

Surfing in Korea by SARAH SHAW on Sep 4, 2012 • 12:08 am Have you ever been surfing in Korea? Neither had I, until I joined a surfing trip with the Korean budget travel company Adventure Korea, who again, generously sponsored my trip. It’s only possible to surf at a few beaches in Korea, this one being the Blue Coast, located …

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