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This section is for photographs and tourist travel. On my website you can also see a separate section for teaching English in Korea under English in Korea. I write about Korea and North Korea on my blogette as well.

Travel to South Korea with some CNN fantasy of an exotic Asian multicultural smorgasbord and you will be disappointed. The buildings, food, language, and culture will be Korean. Korea isn't going to compete with Thailand as a tourism hotspot, but for a short stay there are fun things to do. Seoul has some good shopping and sights; Busan has nice beaches; the mountains are beautiful; Jeju has a slightly Hawaiian quality. Perhaps my favorite thing about Korea is the way shopping districts light up at night with neon. If I were to come up with a slightly risqué slogan for Korean tourism, it would be "It's better with the lights on"!

If You Go
The lack of English can be a problem, but people do try to be helpful and it's not hard to get around. Seoul to Busan is a three-hour train ride on the KTX bullet train and public transportation is easy to use. Seoul is expensive but prices drop outside the city. The food can be brutally hot, but one small mercy is that there really is only one main spice used in Korea: red pepper sauce. If your dinner is orange, it will be hot. If it isn't orange, it's probably fine.



Bupchusa, Songnisan Park
April 2005
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Jungmun Sea Lions, Jeju
September 2004
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Countryside near Daechon
September 2005
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Chinese Acrobats, Cheongju
May 2005
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Kang-Il Lee at Keimyung, Daegu
December 2009
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Bukbu Fireworks, Pohang
June 2011
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Stone Guard, Gapsa Temple,
  Gyeryongsan › April 2004. Autumn Scenery at Seoroksan ›
  October 2005. Daechon Beach › August 2005. Mungyeong Park Gate › November
  2005. Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa › May
  2010. Street Food in Daegu › May 2010. Students Asleep, Keimyung › June 2010. Gyeryong Temple › April 2004. Daejon Fractglish › October
  2004. Gapsa Temple, Gyeryongsan Park ›
  April 2004. Birthday Party, Gangnae › July
  2004. Chinese Tea, Seomon Market,
  Daegu › May 2010. Jeonjeyeon Falls, Jeju Island ›
  October 2004. Autumn Multicolor, Seoraksan ›
  October 2005. Rice Terraces near Haeinsa › May
  2010. Lightning in Dasa › June 2010. Jeju Harubong, near Jeju City ›
  October 2004. Paper Lanterns for Buddha's
  Birthday, Gapsa › April 2004. View from Temple near Jungpoon ›
  November 2006. Volcano Jazz Band, Keimyung
  University, Daegu › December 2009. Obama and Simpsons Socks, Seomon
  Market, Daegu › May 2010. Dolphin Jump, Jeju Island ›
  October 2004. Miniature Land, Jeju Island ›
  October 2004. Roses in May, Keimyung Campus ›
  May 2010. Jungmun Seals, Jeju › October
  2004. Apples Growing near Yesan ›
  August 2010. Jeju Horses › October 2004. Women Planting, Jeju Island ›
  October 2004. Nammetap, Gyeryongsan › April
  2004. Jeju Botanical Garden › October
  2004. Barbed Wire on the Beach near
  Seoroksan › October 2005. Wooden Statue, Canola Festival,
  near Jochiwon › April 2005. Inscribed Roof Tiles, Cheongju,
  near Temple › October 2005. Rice Paddy, Gangnae › June 2006. Sheep near Pyeongchang ›
  September 2010. Medieval Garden at Herbnara,
  near Pyeongchang › September 2010. More Autumn Scenery, Seoroksan ›
  October 2005. Totem-style Statues, Mungyeong
  Park › November 2005. Bupchusa Temple, Songnisan ›
  April 2005. Vines on Temple, near Songnisan
  › April 2005. March Blizzard in Gangnae ›
  March 2004. Reflection from Paper Lanterns,
  Gapsa Temple › April 2004. Faculty Cafeteria Lunch,
  Keimyung, Daegu › September 2009. Canola Festival Lights, Jochiwon › May 2006. Orange View, Sainam Cliffs › October
  2012. Dasa View, Daegu › August 2009. Brian & Hanna's Wedding,
  Daegu › June 2010. January Blizzard, Keimyung
  Campus › January 2010. Street Food in Daegu › May 2009. Norebang Night, Gangnae › April
  2005. Chinese Acrobats, Canola
  Festival, Jochiwon › April 2005. Jindaley (Azalea) Flower,
  Gyeryong › April 2004. Snowy Morning, Dasa, Daegu ›
  March 2010. Seoraksan Berries › October
  2005. Lighted Gates, Canola Festival,
  Jochiwon › April 2005. Near Shattuck Hall, Keimyung
  Campus › April 2010 Pond Bridge, Duryu, Daegu ›
  April 2010 Stone Pots near Shattuck Hall ›
  April 2010 King's Crown, Gyeongju › October
  2006. Peppers Drying, Gyeongju ›
  August 2003. Jungja, near Ulsan › August
  2009. Bulguksa Doors, Gyeongju ›
  August 2003. Little Forest near East Gate,
  Keimyung › April 2011 Wise Man Figurine, Gyeongju
  Museum › October 2006. South Coast Islands near
  Tongyung › October 2009. Temple Complex, Bulguksa,
  Gyeongju › August 2003. Seokguram Underground Cave, near
  Gyeongju › August 2003. Harvest Wheat, Miryang ›
  September 2004. American Studies Flower Garden ›
  April 2011 Yellow Tunnel, Poongi Area ›
  October 2012. Danyang Triple Rocks, Daegu ›
  October 2012. Jazz Festival, Daegu › August
  2011. Keimyung Traditional Village
  › October 2011. Preserved Root Jars, Miryang ›
  September 2004. Night Beachside Glow, Bukbu,
  Pohang › August 2011. Small Islet, Tongyung › October
  2009. Buddhist Monk, Bulguksa,
  Gyeongju › August 2003. Pots for Aging, Miryang ›
  September 2004. Tongyeong Islands Thin Clouds ›
  April 2004. Tongyeong Tackle › October 2009. Movie Theatre Lobby, Banwoldang,
  Daegu › February 2012. Drink Bar, Banwoldang, Daegu ›
  January 2012. Goje Island, near Busan ›
  July 2003. Blizzard Deep Snow, Gangnae ›
  March 2004. American Studies Vines, Keimyung
  › April 2011 Rock Steps, Keimyung Campus ›
  April 2011 Temple Flowers, Gyeryeongsan › April 2004. Jeju South Coastline ›
  September 2004. Ondal Cave Wide Interior,
  Danyang › October 2012. Ondal Cave Tall, Danyang ›
  October 2012. Ladybug, Daegu Botanical Garden
  › August 2012. Soebaksan Hills › October 2012. Daemyung Valley › October 2012. Guinsa Temple Road › October
  2012. Guinsa Temple Court › October
  2012. Guinsa Temple Detail › October
  2012. Roof Leaves, Miryang ›
  September 2004. Autumn Fields, Miryang ›
  September 2004. Miniature Statue of Liberty, Jeju Island ›
  October 2004. Seoraksan Mountain Brook ›
  October 2005. Seoraksan Rock & Wire ›
  October 2005. Temple Cleaning Tools, Cheonan ›
  October 2005. Clear Pond, Mungyeong ›
  November 2005. Pier at Dusk, Tongyeong ›
  October 2009. Southern Islands, Tongyeong ›
  October 2009. Parking Lot after Blizzard, Daegu ›
  March 2010. Resting Sheep, near Pyeongchang ›
  September 2010. Village Shack, near Pyeongchang ›
  September 2010. Gyeongpodae Beach › September
  2010. Elephant Grass, Daegu › October
  2010. Main Gate from Library,
  Keimyung University, Daegu › December 2010. Keimyung Christmas Lights ›
  December 2010. Neon at Gyeongpodae Beach ›
  September 2010. Nightlife in Banwoldang, Daegu ›
  September 2010. Rock Garden Statues, Keimyung
  Campus › October 2010. Ancient Korean Coins, Keimyung
  Library › November 2010. Late Autumn Forest, Odesan Park
  › November 2010.