Korea, life in korea, nature, outdoors, South Korea

Jirisan National Park – A Surprise Winter Wonderland

Jirisan National Park Right at the end of November we planned a trip to Jirisan National Park. We had been before, doing a small hike to Ssangyesa Temple, but this time we went to a different part of the Park, to Nogodan Peak. My co-teacher had recommended it as an easy, yet pretty walk. One… Continue reading Jirisan National Park – A Surprise Winter Wonderland

Korea, life in korea, nature, outdoors, South Korea, spring

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights After weeks of being cooped up in the winter and not seeing enough daylight hours, we rejoiced when Spring came around. So started our Friday evening routine of watching the sunset and having a beer together... hence, Friday Night Lights. I finish work at 4:40pm and take a leisurely walk back to… Continue reading Friday Night Lights

Fall, Korea, life in korea, National Parks, nature, seasons, South Korea, thelazyfisherman

Seoraksan National Park

Korea has an abundance of many things, mountains and National Parks are near the top of that list. What better place to show of your latest hiking gear in seasonal colors than hiking a mountain inside a national park? Or, if like us, you don't have matching couples hiking gear and when you're keen to… Continue reading Seoraksan National Park

Korea, nature, outdoors, South Korea, The DMZ

THe DMZ aka propaganda central

The rest of the world knows very little about South Korea other than the fact that they have super fast internet and are technically still at war with North Korea.This war leads to sporadic missile tests by their childlike leader and the odd foray into the demilitarized zone, otherwise known as the DMZ, by North… Continue reading THe DMZ aka propaganda central

Fishing, Korea, life in korea, South Korea

Yongwon dams: 두동제 1,2 and 3

    ***disclaimer: These dams near Yongwon are no longer accessible due to South Korea's inexhaustible drive to build apartment complexes. I hope that when the construction finishes at least one of these dams will have survived destruction and be teeming with bass that have not been disturbed by a fisherman in years! Yongwon Yongwon… Continue reading Yongwon dams: 두동제 1,2 and 3