Jeju pt3 – Udo

Apart from climbing Hallasan and playing my bagpipes at the summit, I’d say the highlight of our trip was visiting Udo (Cow island). Don’t let the name fool you, we did not see any cows, nor did we manage to see how the shape of the island could be viewed as a cow… but this…

Jeju pt2 – Hallasan

Since I realised it was a thing I have enjoyed taking my bagpipes to unusual places and playing, just for laffs and poopies. I have played in the Swiss Alps, on the Great Glen Way overlooking Loch Ness, at Giant’s Causeway, in the Drakensberg more times than I can count, on random mountains in Cape…

Jeju Island Pt1 – Best damn burger ever!

Having recently got back from an exceptionally epic trip to Jeju there is a lot to blog about so I’m going to do a short one to get the fingers rolling! On our second night there, Monique and I decided to pull out all the stops and go balls to the wall partying. Before that…

Muju Firefly Festival (무주 반딧불축제)

On the 2nd and 3rd of September this year, Chris and I joined our friend Stuart on an epic roadtrip to the Muju Firefly festival, for some good old fashioned relaxing in nature. Muju is only about an hour and a half drive from Seongju, and the route takes you through some of the most…

Borneo – an overview of amazing

As with most of our holidays, no matter how much time we give ourselves to prepare, it always feels like we are running out the door to leave on time. And then halfway down the road to the bus terminal I realised I had forgotten to take the rubbish out and had to run back…

Daegu Zombie Run 2017

So if you, like us, get terribly excited when the word ‘zombies’ is mentioned, then you are going to need to check out the next Zombie Run near you! We were lucky enough to get tickets to this year’s Daegu Zombie Run, held on July 29th at Daegu World Cup Stadium. Zombie Runs can be…

End of semester 1!

Yesterday was the end of the first semester and today is the start of our summer camp period before we finally get to take our first holiday here in Korea! Seeing as we’ve finished the first half of the normal school year I thought I’d look back on the last few months as an EPIK…

Getting Travel Shots in Korea

Hello dear readers! Today I have a pretty practical post for you, especially for anyone in Korea who is getting ready to travel to gorgeous locations in the upcoming Summer vacation period. Chris and I are jetting off to Borneo in August, spending a few nights living and cruising in the rainforest, and there is…

Buseok Temple (부석사)

So yesterday I went on a business trip with my coteacher to visit other English Centres in the not so nearby towns of Yeongju and Punggi. It was a busy day full of getting lost, eating donuts, and asking a million questions. It was also an interesting day of meeting tons of foreign teachers: one…

Goryeong (고령)

A few weeks ago Chris and I were invited to a traditional music and dance festival in the small town of Goryeong, just a 40 minute bus ride from Seongju. Goryeong is a super tiny town, but I am so surprised that it doesn’t make an appearance in more guide books, as it is filled…

벚꽃! (Cherry Blossoms)

Spring in any country is beautiful. Something that stands out for me here is that there is one specific flower that seems to mark the move towards spring and each town or city has their areas, or areas, where they can show this flower off. Monique has always wanted to see the Cherry Blossoms and…