Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Seoul Hiking Group a try and signed up for their upcoming Gyeongju trip. And boy are we glad we did! Just like Adventure Korea and WINK, Seoul Hiking Group provides all sorts of weekend trips around Korea. Unlike the other groups, however, they offer them at unbeatable prices. Warren is not only the founder of SHG but he also organizes and goes on every single trip. Equipped with a passion for hiking, traveling, and socializing he offers a unique opportunity for foreigners and Koreans alike to enjoy every aspect of Korea, with a special emphasis on hiking of course (as its name infers)! Warren is also immensely friendly and flexible, accommodating guests needs on every voyage with tailor-made precision! Unlike the other groups, I also discovered that SHG has its very own loyal base of travelers who swear by it and who will only travel with Warren and the SHG. Obviously, I can't speak highly enough of both Warren and SHG, so I recommend that you discover how awesome they are by yourself and sign up for one of their upcoming trips (check out the link above).
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
After the questionably organized ski trip, we were a little weary to book plan another excursion with WINK. But we really wanted to go to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival and they were the only group organizing one for the opening weekend (March 31 - April 1st), so we decided to give them a second chance... and we are sure glad we did!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
St. Patrick's Day is a big deal back home... and, as I found out, also in Korea. For twelve years, the Irish Association of Korea has been organizing and hosting the free St. Patrick's Day Festival in Seoul to celebrate Ireland's patron saint... and to give everyone an opportunity to wear green and get uncontrollably intoxicated. So we decided to partake in this year's festivities with a beer in one hand and soju in the other!
|I'm actually just posing with Chris' beer to "look" cool.. I started drinking much later!|
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
here). After running it through my friend Chris, I decided to go ahead and share this "witty" joke with our humble monk. It goes something like this: