Category Archives: Nature

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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Winter Trip to Vietnam

I had heard so much about Vietnam that it was one of the top countries in South East Asia that I had wanted to visit. I originally had planned on doing all of Vietnam (north to south) and then going west into Cambodia. However, because of my school changing my vacation dates I ended up […]

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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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Costa Rica: Dolphins & Scuba Diving

Manuel Antionio National Park Dives Unfortunately, the diving and snorkeling were the most disappointing parts of the trip. It is often said that the Pacific cost of Latin America has very variable diving and often more murkier waters on any given day due to the ocean currents. This could not have been more true for […]

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Costa Rica: Wildlife & Photolove

My family and I traveled to Costa Rica for spring break to get away from the brutal winter in the North East. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and one of the best places to visit for a tourist in Latin America that is not as “touristy” or built up (yet) as other places in […]

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