Snorkeling on Ulleung Island

One of the things I was dreaming about before I got to Ulleung was swimming in the sea. I love to swim and unfortunately Seongju did not really have a close or readily available place to swim. My dreams of just being able to walk down to the ocean for a swim were a little…

Taking the Monorail: Ulleung-do Must-See #1

Hello intrepid explorers! Chris and I have been living on Ulleung-do for a little over a month, and we are settling in nicely to the slower pace of island life. As English travel information about the island is so scarce online, we have decided to put together a travel guide, including all the must-see sites,…

The little walk that wasn’t!

Most blogs about Ulleung talk about its beautiful sunrises and sunsets, this too will be one of those blogs but the actual story is a little bit more! The weather has finally started to move away from freezing and clear skies were predicted today, so I thought it would be a fantastic time to get…

Moving to an island!

So it is that time of year in the Korean school calendar for the new year to roll in. Today is the first day with students back and nerves are on edge as we wait to meet our new classes. In a few weeks everything will become routine again but the lead up is never…

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…