Jeju’s Hot Spots

I love Jeju

Jeju¬†is¬†Korea’s¬†top vacation spot &¬†honeymoon island (with¬†matching newly wed couples¬†EVERYWHERE!). Dubbed the ‘Hawaii of Korea’, Jeju is scattered with volcanoes and boasts the best beaches in the country… although¬†Hawaii comparisons¬†may be a bit of an exaggeration!?! Nonetheless, it’s a must-see destination for anyone living in or passing through Korea . Here are our top 5 hot … Continue reading

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Korea’s Island Escapes


Korea is a¬†penninsula where people can’t swim and islands are abundant. Before moving here, I never linked Korea with island hopping, but on so many weekends in the past year I’ve found us running away to random beaches whenever we caught a break from teaching.¬† From the West Coast to the East and the South, … Continue reading

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Hallasan: Dormant yet Dominant


¬† Hallasan is South Korea’s tallest mountain, its summit sitting just below the 2000m mark. It¬†protrudes from the centre of Jeju-do, dominating¬†this quiet fishing island that lies to the south of the peninsula. Jeju-do, Korea’s largest island, was created by volcanic eruptions &¬†Hallasan itself is a dormant volcano. But do not be fooled by this … Continue reading

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The Perhentian Islands: Slumming in Serenity

Our¬†technologically advanced motorboat allowed us to¬†reach the Perhentians¬†in no time &¬†we were soon stunned by beauty of¬†the islands. After a drop-off at the expensive island the boat pulled into Long beach bay, the backpacker haven of the islands,¬†offering affordable accommodation. ¬† A long stretch of golden sand merging with¬†the jungle behind, & water as clear … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan: Pharty-ngan!

Koh Phangan¬†has one thing it’s known for… – The FULL MOON Party. It’s a¬†M_A_S_S_I_V_E¬†night out, so big that it has world-wide acclamation & people actually travel half the globe just for this one night of mayhem. The party is held on the beach at Haad¬†Rai & is attended by 8-10,000 people every month. Unfortunately, or … Continue reading

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