Hanbok in a Hanok: 학인당 Hakindang Guesthouse

Hakindang Hanok Guesthouse in Beautiful Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do! View this post on Instagram Super duper Korean cuteness! What do you think the guy on the left is supposed to be? // #travel • • • • • • • • • • • • #ig_travel #travelphotography #travelpics #travelsnaps #travelphotos #instapassport #passportready #travelingram #travelblog #travelblogger #solotravel #globalnomad…

Jogyesa Temple – Lotus Lantern Weekend Part ii

Korean couples love to get dressed up and wander around the old, traditional towns, as well as the Palaces and the Temples. All this was amplified by the hoopla of Buddha’s Birthday Weekend which has been celebrated as a festival since the Unified Silla era over 1,300 years ago. Yep – he gets the whole weekend, the festival, the parade, and all the beautiful lantern displays at nearly every temple the month leading up to his birthday and for for many, the weeks beyond (at Jogyesa they’ll be around until May 22nd). I guess it’s like leaving your Christmas lights up on your front porch all year long, just a lot less honky-tonk and a lot more beautiful!

The Miracle Morning at the Jindo Sea Parting Festival

Late last Friday night a mish-mashed group of new and old friends and I boarded a tour bus and took the red-eye nearly 6 hours South of Seoul to spend a weekend in Jindo: the site of “The Miracle Sea Parting” and the accompanying festival. The real miracle was that someone was able to wake me up for our 4 AM briefing and departure from the bus. Once I was up and at ’em, however, I was happy as a clam. We’ll get to those later!

Gamcheon Cultural Village

When G’s Mum decided to come visit we decided it would be as good a time as any to be tourists in our own town.  I imagine that this will be the first in a series of touristy adventures while she’s in town! I had heard about this place from a few different blogs comparing…

Rubber Ducky, you’re the one!

photo courtesy of Ondong Kim After a wonderful morning seeing ancient tombs, a beautiful observatory, dressing up in traditional clothes, and walking through gardens and fields that went on for miles it was suddenly lunch time.  I expected to have to board the bus again and venture 20 minutes or so to our next destination….