Should Jeju Build An Underwater Train Tunnel To Solve Flight Problems?

After high winds & the biggest snowfall in three decades canceled flights & stranded thousands of passengers at Jeju’s only airport in January, an old but still untested idea resurfaced. Could problems related to weather delays & increasing travel to Jeju Island be solved by an underwater train tunnel? Korea FM spoke with Kojects construction & urban development writer Nikola Medimorec & Jeju Tourism Organization representative James Shin to find out.

Dear Korea #132 - Take My Breath Away

First off, I do apologize for the lack of comic last week. For those of you who follow our Facebook Page, things got insanely busy. To top it off, this smoggy weather has been kicking my butt sideways, especially since my job likes to keep all the windows open.

I can’t speak for any other cities, but the smog here in Gwangju has been pretty bad. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it get this bad during the 5+ years I’ve been here. Maybe I’m just being a baby about everything, but it’s been making me feel pretty gross. Here’s hoping it’s been better for everyone else! At the very least, I hope you’ve been able to work in a place that has good air filters.

Dear Korea #130: Just a Flesh Wound

There are way too many badly drawn hands in this strip. I should really stop messing around with my settings. I may need to redraw this in the future. Sigh.

For those who may not be aware, 호떡 (hotteok) is basically a stuffed pancake that’s filled with brown sugar, honey, chopped peanuts, and cinnamon before being cooked on a greased griddle.

Sounds good, right? It’s actually one of my favorite aspects of cooler seasons in South Korea, even if I manage to hurt myself every time I eat it. If you’ve managed to eat this stuff (not the baked kind, but the delicious, greasy version) without burning yourself, I give you major props. Even with the scalding hot filling, this stuff is definitely worth the pain.

Troubled Water

My Winter Survival Kit

Keeping Fit In Korea


I’ve spoken before about healthy eating in Korea and explained why I find it easier to follow a healthy diet here than at home in England. The other part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is obviously to exercise. Before coming to Korea I’d switch between using the gym and going for runs outside. Since moving, I’ve found some aspects of keeping fit easier, others more difficult.

10 Things About Korea…

So I won’t be along here much longer, so I thought I’d give this a shot. There’s plenty about Korea that I’m going to miss, without a doubt, and then there’s a fair amount of things I won’t miss about Korea. It would be fair to say the same about anywhere, of course. So here […]



Spring has moved beyond it’s intial flex and is now well into the process of ejecting life from within the winter locked bowels of the plants and people longing for the seasons much anticipated warmth.

Undol -v- Radiators

In a classroom I teach in the heating hasn’t been working since who knows when. It has probably been broken since the summer. It’s one of those awful heaters that doubles as an air-conditioner, blowing out dry, heated air, in the winter, and flimsy puffs of cool in summer. Yesterday, I was sitting at a desk rubbing my knees and grimacing one of those ‘oh well you know’ friendly kind of faces towards the students who came in wrapped for artic exploration. I actually felt sorry for them because at least I could stand up and walk around for a little warmth.

I turned to one student, who I knew had lived in the UK for several years and proclaimed ‘what we need here are some radiators!’ to which she gave me a blank look. I remonstrated with her, trying to job her memory to which she replied ‘I prefer undol’. And I thought, ‘oh yeah…but no…’

Dear Korea #101 - When Will the Biting Stop?


I haven’t been able to sleep during the past few nights, thanks to a couple of extra strength suckers that found their way into my room. I keep searching, but they know just where to hide until it’s time for me to sleep. I will continue to search until vengeance is mine.

Seriously though, it’s getting nice and cold outside. Aren’t mosquitoes supposed to be gone by now? I’m convinced that Korea is full of super mosquitoes that are powered by the same thing that keeps old men drinking into odd hours of the night..

Anyways, yay for a new comic! I made a couple of formatting changes to the strip itself, but everything else should be okay! Feel free to point out any glaring mistakes, as I haven’t slept in quite some time.

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