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Railbikin' It in Samcheok

Not many would know what to do with a set of abandoned railroad tracks, useless mountain tunnels, and a stretch of coastal scenery.  Yet, the folks in Samcheok, a city located on the eastern coast of Korea, found themselves with these seemingly purposeless components and turned them into a clever tourist destination.  Leave it to the Koreans to create something from nothing.  

The Samcheok Ocean Railbike offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the beautiful vistas of Korea's eastern shoreline and the East Sea (or, to the rest of the world, The Sea of Japan).  My friend Marie and I were scheduled to take a ride on the railbikes while filming "Railroads" for Arirang TV's "Top 10 Korea" last month.

“Like, what should we do this weekend?”

As an English teacher in South Korea, when Thursday rolls around each week I usually itch for my upcoming weekend plans. I have learned to take full advantage of my weekend time in Korea and I hope to continue with this new approach to my free time when I return home. I love the tired yet accomplished feeling of a Sunday night following a jam-packed weekend of experiencing new things and people in Korea. When I find myself without plans midweek, I use the following 5 resources to find inspiration for weekend outings. I hope you find them helpful and please feel free to comment with alternative ideas. I promise, armed with these resources you won’t find yourself uttering the annoying answer to a friend looking to have a memorable weekend, “I don’t know, what do you want to do?”


Night Market | Busan, South Korea

Booth at Busan Beach

 


blur the line between work & play: Korea Burn

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”

Arnold J. Toynbee

Some Korea Burn play –>


Gwangan Sailing | Busan, South Korea

Sailing at Gwangan Beach, Busan

 


Vacation Travel: Don’t forget to pack the right people.


Dadaepo Beach Sculpture | Busan, South Korea

Art Sculpture at Dadaepo Beach in Busan

 


We all deserve a ‘Spring Break’, yes even you. *Mud Festival*


Son of a Beach it’s Hot!!!

When choosing our second city of residence in South Korea, geography an climate played an exceptionally large role. Having come off a stay at our coldest location in Denver which at times seemed to be stuck in perpetual winter status, we opted for a happy medium between the mile high city and our Florida roots that landed us in Busan.


A Puppy’s First Outing

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As Eunee is only 7 weeks old, she hasn’t really left the house. Yesterday she had her 2nd of 7 visits to the Vet to cover all of her vaccinations. (she has to go every 2 weeks)

Today we took her for her first outing on the subway and to the beach. She shivered a little, but being as though she was in my fanny pack (yes I own a fanny pack) she seemed overall relaxed.

After about an hour in the sun, she passed out for the night. She hasn’t really woken up since. All the excitement exhausted her.

It was fun to see everyone eye our cutie.


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