The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 24 – Gangjin Celadon and Kiln Sites

Gangjin Celadon

Ever since I read the historical fiction, A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, I’ve been fascinated by Goryo era celadon. The book is about a poor orphan boy who dreams of becoming a potter and gets apprenticed by a local master. It is connected to the mystery of the 1000 crane vase, which is a Korean national treasure, but I won’t spoil it in case you want to read it. Read more

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