Posts Tagged ‘South Korea’

Colors of Korea: Green

Before coming to South Korea, I had this idea of a country filled with skyscrapers and streets jammed with cars. With over 50 million people sharing approximately 100,000 square kilometers, land is at a premium and green was far from the color I would use to describe the country. But having lived here and traveled […]

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Ulleungdo and Dokdo Trip

In Korea, there is one place that people passionately talk about and that is Dokdo (독도). Though as much as Koreans talk and think about it, not many have actually been there. It is a place that I wanted to see for myself and so when I had an opportunity to go, I went. As […]

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Ferry Rides on the East Sea

There are two ferry terminals where you can catch ferries to Ulleungdo (울릉도) and back. One is in Pohang (포항) and the other is in Mukho (묵호). On our trip, we took the ferry from Mukho. From Mukho Ferry Terminal to Ulleungdo Ferry Terminal in Dodong Harbor (도동항), the distance is 161 kilometers and takes […]

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Shortcut to Seommok

A road or pathway along the coast between Jeodong Harbor (저동항) and Seommok (섬목) has not been constructed yet. So the fastest way to get to Seommok with a car is to ride a ferry, which we did. The story behind the Three Angels Rocks/Samseonam (삼선암): Samseonam, Wishes of Three Nymphs Yearning for Heaven Samseonam […]

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Haengnam Shore Walkway

From the Ulleungdo Ferry Terminal (울릉도 여객선 터미널) in Dodong Harbor (도동항), you can go on the Haengnam Shore Walkway (행남 해안 산책로). Facing the terminal, turn right and just walk along the coast. For more information, check out this page by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). And for more details about this trip, please […]

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Ulleungdo Monorail

There was an old couple who lived up a steep hill. One day the old woman couldn’t go up anymore so her husband created a makeshift cable car for her. This is what it looked like: Everyone looked down from that platform and agreed that not one of us would ever go on that thing. […]

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Ulleungdo Cable Car

In Ulleungdo (울릉도), there’s a Dokdo (독도) observation platform that can easily be reached by cable car. Unfortunately, it was overcast when we were there so we couldn’t see Dokdo. It was beautiful up there nonetheless. For more details about this trip, please check out this post.

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Dokdo

23 Minutes. That’s all we had on Dokdo (독도). Many things can be said about Dokdo but I’ll just stick to what I saw and experienced. For more details about this trip, please check out this post.

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THINK It’s Not Illegal Yet

As I was walking around Dongtan today, I saw a shirt that said “THINK it’s not illegal yet”. The shop where I saw it always had funny or cool shirts in bargain racks and bins outside. At first I fought the urge to purchase it but it was too awesome to pass up. I picked […]

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