All posts by Damian Koh

Bukchon Hanok Village
July 23, 2014
Living abroad is an extended adventure. Below are 10 experiences that struck me as most impressionable. What are yours? 1. Driving etiquette Much can be said about driving habits in Korea. Aggressive and where size…
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Ice fishing at Hwacheon Sancheoneo ice festival

January 20, 2014, No comments

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival Ice fishing. Yes, you heard that right. If fishing for trout in the middle of a river frozen over and braving sub-zer ...

Penguin slop at Phoenix Park

10 safety tips for snowboarding

January 16, 2014, No comments

Snowboarding for the first time? Here are some safety rules you should keep in mind, so that you don’t endanger yourself and others on and off the s ...


Trip to Gosu Cave

December 23, 2013, No comments

“The mercury in the underground palace is a cool 16 degree Celsius despite the scorching summer a few steps away where light could touch. Every step ...

  • 대둔산 (Mt. Daedun in Daejeon)
    3 shades of autumn in Korea
    December 9, 2013, No comments

    Vivid yellow. Crimson red. Azure blue. Autumn in Korea is one season not to be missed with its cool crisp weather and beautiful falling leaves. As the flora starts to dress themselves in shades of yellow, red and blue,…

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    Trip to Pocheon: Of lake, waterfall and beef ribs
    November 14, 2013, No comments

    Pocheon (포천), some 90km from the heart of Seoul, is one of the less traveled day-trip destination, and naturally much lesser known to tourists. Yet, what would have been an idyllic 1.5 hour drive can easily end up…

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    10 things to see and do in Jeju
    November 2, 2013, No comments

    I remember the first time I visited Jeju was in the summer of 2002 when the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup was in full swing. The breathtaking vistas and the charm of the island south of the Korean Peninsula, not to…