2 Days in Chuncheon

On most prominent public holidays, Seoul resembles a zombie town. I’d only heard about it and never experienced it until Lunar New Year last month. For starters, getting out of Seoul becomes a nightmare. If you have a car, it’s best to leave in the wee hours (around 2 AM) of the morning. For the rest of us…

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Hiking Taebaeksan in Winter

In January, Gangwan-do province is a hub for snow festivals, skiing, and ice fishing. Taebaeksan National Park hosts an annual Snow Festival, in the second week of January, when temperatures dip to an all-time low. Taebaeksan is also popular for its sunrise view hike. I generally avoid festivals and tourism events. But, I felt the need to escape Seoul, city life, and…

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