Category Archives: Weather

Fulbright Spring Conference on Jeju Island

We had our Fall Conference in the historic city of Gyeongju and this past weekend Fulbright had its Spring Conference hosted on Jeju Island, often referred to the “Hawaii of Korea” (although the palm trees are actually imported). It was a very long weekend. We arrived in Jeju Friday afternoon. From Gwangju there’s a small […]

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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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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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Snow in Gwangju

South Korea has similar weather as New York. Seoul is probably just as cold as Upstate, where NYC is more moderate (usually) and similar to Gwangju. We’ve had only two “snow days”. The first snow fall had students going scraping together bits of snow to toss in each others faces and running outside (no coats!) […]

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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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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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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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Welcome to the Fjords

After a few days of fishing (and yesterday’s great success), we decided to take visit to Kenai Fjord National Park on a boat tour. I had never been on a tour like this, and it has been many years since I was on a whale watch, so I was so excited. We could possible see […]

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