The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 8

Distance Traveled Today: 12km

Distance Traveled Total: 1062km

Today started a lot earlier than I am used to. In order to catch a ferry to Ulleungdo from Gangneung, you have to be ready to sail out at 8:20. I really hate rushing, so I always try to show up early. It paid off since the parking situation was just ridiculous and I was a full 30 minutes early. I managed to get the very last ticket available and Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 4

Distance Traveled Today: 305km

Distance Traveled Total: 630km

Today the weather was looking good in the morning so we headed west towards the beaches of Taeanhaean National Park.  But first, a Ferris Wheel in the distance at Dangjin city caught my attention. In this little corner is a permanent fair of sorts, complete with carnival games, the before mentioned Ferris Wheel, and even a battleship transformed into Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 2

Distance Traveled Today: 72km

Distance Traveled Total: 158km

When I was filling out my potential itinerary of things to do, I had “Ganghwa-do” as a single activity, expecting to be here no more than a few hours. However, a few recommendations later from a very helpful guy at the information booth and my itinerary filled up. I doubled back from Kyodong Island onto Ganghwa to check out the Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 1

Distance Traveled Today: 86km

Distance Traveled Total: 86km (it’s day 1!)

Outside of the wonderfully short seasons of spring and fall, you’re unfortunately at the mercy of the weather when it to travel in Korea. From the snowy season to the current torrential storm season, you have to kind of mend your plans accordingly. While I would have liked to have headed east towards Chuncheon for some delicious dalk galbi, it was less likely to rain west, so I headed to the island of Read more