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    Once upon a time – Blast to the past in Jeju
    October 29, 2012, No comments

    Ever wonder what Korea was like in the past? Not the very old past, like the Joseon era or before – you can always go to palaces or themed folk villages to get a feel of what is was like – but a more recent Korea, like the 60s…

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    Jeju Highlights
    September 6, 2012, No comments

    * This post is written by  Gisela Verdin, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. (With the contributions of Tom Stockwell.) Jeju Highlights Jeju island is known as the “Hawaii of Korea”. Tucked down…

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    Haenyeo Divers of Jeju-do
    October 18, 2011, No comments

    * This post is written by Alexandra DeMaria, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. The Haenyeo Divers of Jeju-do I had never heard of the Haenyeo divers before I went to Jeju Island. But since then I have seen…

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    Jeju’s Manjanggul Cave
    March 21, 2011, No comments

    Millions of years ago the Earth was a fiery mess. Molten rock, compressed under the crust built up enough pressure to break free, casting debris over the countryside. Today, eruptions continue along the Ring of Fire,…

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    The Falls of Jeju
    March 10, 2011, 3 Comments

    Korea’s Hawaii. Paradise. Honeymooner’s Island. These are all names I’ve heard Jeju referred to by my friends in the Seoul Metro area. All allude to how beautiful Jeju is, but none do the island the justice it deserves.…

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    Jeju’s Mysterious Road
    March 8, 2011, 5 Comments

    Jeju is rightfully called Korea’s Paradise. There is so much beauty here, that one can forget the jagged mountainous terrain of the mainland. With its lush forests and majestic waterfalls, it’s no wonder that Jeju…

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    Diving Deeper For Your Dreams: A Korean’s Success in Cebu
    March 9, 2015, No comments

    Back in 2011, I headed to Cebu to accompany my Busan friend, Jan Lee. Our first stop: the Seahorse Dive, which was a Scuba Diving School in Mactan. It was the first time I met its owner, Kyung Hyuk Kwon (or more commonly known…

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    Travelling by bike in Udo / 자전거 타고 여행하기 in 우도
    January 26, 2015, No comments

    While taking an overnight ferry from Busan to Jeju I ended up talking to one old Korean gentleman who warmly recommended the small island of Udo for travel destination. As we got off the ferry next morning we headed to the…