Category Archives: Landscape

Boseong Tea Festival

Korea has all sorts of festivals and lately it seems like anything can become a festival to bring in more tourism (and it works too!). This weekend became a splendid 4-day weekend since it was also Children’s Day (a national holiday in Korea). As a lover of tea, and just to do something on a […]

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Hiking Mudeungsan

This past weekend I finally got around to hiking Gwangju city’s famous: Mudeung Mountain. So many things are named after the mountain: streets, restaurants, libraries, stores, markets… Since I arrived, people have told me I need to go to Mudeungsan Mountain National Park (무등산국립공원). So I finally looked into going when a friend was visiting […]

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Hiking in Seoraksan National Park

This past weekend we had a retreat from our normal orientation at Jungwon University and took a bus north to the city of Sokcho (previous post). The city is only a 20 minute bus ride from the famous, Seoraksan National Park, one of Korea’s more famous national parks. Having the opportunity to do some great […]

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Exploring Jungwon University

In my one of previous posts, I wrote a small intro on Jungwon University (중원대학교). However, I finally had the time to do more exploring! Jungwon University is set in the idyllic lush rural countryside of Korea and for six weeks is the home of the Fulbright Orientation. Situated in Goesan, it is about two […]

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Welcome to Jungwon University: Fulbright Orientation

I can’t believe it has already been two days! It has been a whirlwind of craziness. The minute I was off the plane, Fulbright staff swept me and other Fulbright ETAs into our busy schedules. We drove from Incheon Airport to the idyllic (middle of nowhere) town of Goesan, home of Jungwon University. Korea’s summers […]

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Starry Night over the Lake

For my graduation I asked for a new camera. I had been taking photos with my old DSLR Canon EOS 40D (which I think is over 10 years old!). However, I shared it with my dad and wanted one of my own. Also, with a lens on the body, it made for a hefty camera! […]

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Home of the Halibut


So we moved on south to Homer, Alaska. We stayed at “Lands Ends”, literately, where the land ends, at the farthest tip of the Spit.
It was a quaint, touristy town. It’s claim to fame, is the halibut fishing – the reason we went there. Unfortunately, the morning we went out (again, super early fishing), the weather had taken a turn for the worst (as it can suddenly do in Alaska), though it was beautiful and clear yesterday.

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Red Skies at Night, Sailor’s Delight

We had a beautiful sunset tonight. So we are hoping for the best for tomorrow’s fishing expedition! We will be fishing for Halibut in Homer, but weather is a fickle thing. Anyway, I made my dad pull over when I saw this. We spent a good hour searching for a road that could get me […]

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