The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 23 – Suncheon Naganeupseong

Naganeupseong Walled Town in Suncheon

Naganeupseong is one of those places that I heard about here and there, but never got around to visiting. Every time I’ve been to Suncheon, I’ve never had a car so I was always just rushing to see the highlights. That usually meant revisiting the famed Suncheon Bay (which I did again and it was awesome again). This time, however, it was the walled town of Naganeupseong which was the highlight, but keep reading because there were a LOT of honorable mentions. Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 22 – Bijindo

Bijindo Twin Island

Much like Sado Island off the coast of Yeosu, Bijindo is a twin set of islands connected by a sand isthmus. I’ve actually seen this island quite a lot in promotional photos of the south part of Korea’s coast and have met people who talked up its beauty. After the disappointment that was Geoje, Bijindo definitely did NOT let me down.    Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 21 – Geoje Island

Geoje Island

Alright, I am going to admit it. After Jeju, Geojedo felt a bit overrated. I had a good teacher friend who grew up here and always talked up its beauty. It’s beaches were supposed to rival even those are Jeju. In my hasty 1 day observation, I am going with nah! Geoje is an alright place to visit if you’re in the neighborhood and just want a less known place with some ocean water, but I probably wouldn’t even recommended to Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 20 -Jeju Seopseom SCUBA Diving

Seopseom Island Diving

Okay okay okay… full confession, this was one of the days I was looking forward to the most in the entire trip. Since I first got my PADI open water certification back in 2011, SCUBA diving has been a huge passion of mine and it has largely been a solo endeavor. Today, this was all changing.    Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 19 – Jeju Hallasan National Park

This is my third trip to Jeju. My first trip was in 2011 and I visited again in 2013. In all three trips, Jeju Island has had 2 main highlights: The wonderful beaches, and Hallasan National Park.

Mount Halla is the tallest peak in South Korea and is the centerpiece of Jeju Island. It can be seen from anywhere in the island and climbing to the top was one of the coolest things I did in Korea (back in 2011). However, my knees weren’t what they used to be and to be honest, getting to the top of stuff isn’t really on my to do list anymore. Today, Sid and I just wanted the most beautiful scenery on a rather moderate slope. Read more