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Life in Korea: The Sinbundang line opens (Seoul)

It’s official – the Sin-bundang / Shin-bundang line opens on October 29, 2011 at 3pm. This is more of a PSA for the wonderful readers are into travel and life...

Destination: Odaesan in fall glory (Gangwon-do)

Beautiful leaves – yep, they’re here! After exploring nearby Woljeongsa, I aimed to explore a bit of Odaesan National Park. It is duly noted, of course, that a half day’s...

Destination: Woljeongsa and a Buddhist festival (Gangwon-do)

Buddhist temple + surprise Buddhist festival + autumn leaves = gorgeous. Located in Odaesan, Woljeongsa (월정사, ‘moon-vitality-temple’) was the host of a Buddhist festival I had no idea was happening...