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Tour of GangNeung, South Korea!

If you want to get a taste of beach/coastal life in South Korea, you will definitely want to visit the city of GangNeung, which is about 3 hours drive from Seoul. This coastal city GangNeung offers plenty of things to do with ski resorts nearby in the winter and also beach pampering for the hot summer. Personally, I avoid the busy summer times here as it can get very crowded but anytime else is a great time to visit and get some fresh, ocean air plus great Korean sashimi/seafood. All along the coast of GangNeung, you will find fancy Korean seafood restaurants, jogging paths, hotels, and even WiFi on the beach. It’s a great place to get away from the city life in Seoul, which can become quite deafening after awhile. On my trip here as seen in the video, I did go walk for miles along the coast, it’s a quite fascinating walk as you will find many nice coffee shops you can take breaks and admire the waves. There’s quite a few good waves to surf here although there’s not many surfers as it’s still new to South Korea. (In time, I am sure there will be more … Continue reading

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Highway Rest Area Tour in South Korea![고속도로 휴게소]

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One of the perks of traveling in South Korea are the highway rest areas.  Unlike highway rest areas in California where I reside, highway rest areas in South Korea come fully-equipped with fresh food, restaurants, restrooms, and even a mini grocery store. Instead of hampering your poor body with the usual McDonald’s or Jack In The Box, you can pamper yourself to fresh Korean food, udon, and even steaks.  You can literally find about 20 different types of fresh food to eat here. Besides good food, there’s also shops where you can buy souvenirs, golf clubs (sometimes), and even local meat shops where they sell Han-woo (Korean beef). Want a tour of highway rest areas in South Korea? Well, good thing I took some footage on my last trip, here’s a video tour: Here’s some more photos of the highway rest areas in South Korea: Udon is my favorite, it’s really good. Korean Meat Market!?! [고속도로 휴게소]

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Cheonggyecheon in Seoul, Korea [Part 3]

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Here we see the Korean traditional Janggu (장구), basically Korean drums. Here’s Korean flute or trumpet of some kind. Here’s another instrument, I believe this is the Kkwaenggwari (꽹과리). This is the traditional Korean dancer with a loop on his head.  Basically he will make it spin, spin, and spin more for some awesome effects. Here we have another Korean national sport, sorta like Japanese Sumo, called Ssireum (씨릉).  Ssireum is still very popular in Korea and widely televised nationally in South Korea. More Korean traditional dancing drummers. Some kind of traditional Korean acrobatics. The Tortoise and the Hare story is widely known in South Korea. Here’s traditional Korean kite, made from rice-paper and bamboo sticks. See Part 1 See Part 2

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