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In case anyone has wondered where I’ve been this last month and a half, I’ve been in Korea’s countryside somewhere south of Seoul shooting stills and capturing behind the scenes footage for a movie. Now with only a week left in S. Korea, I’m trying to see some sights I haven’t seen yet.

I’ve been wanting to experience Seorak Mountain for a while now and I couldn’t leave without at least seeing it. The 3+ hour drive was lovely; mountains peered over small villages like curious children and a veil of fog danced through the valleys. For a moment, I was homesick for Mt. Rainier.

When we arrived, we took the cable car to the top and hiked to a lookout point. Like sprinkles on a cupcake, ajummas and ajossis decked out in brightly colored hiking attire trekked to the treeless tip with us.

One older gentleman was so blown away at the base of the the rocky point that he let out a good “YEEEEEOOOOHEEEEEE!” ย I’m not sure if he was yelling out for the view or for the journey he took to get there. Either way, it was sweet and probably felt good to let it out just the same. I wished I had done the same, but I didn’t want to draw attention to myself. Mountains should really have a designated spot for people to just yell out their frustrations/happiness with life. Now that I’m writing this, I’m curious what the average overall emotional status of a yodeler is.

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Through the Holes

 

Last month, I went to Eurwangni Beach, or ์„์™•๋ฆฌํ•ด์ˆ˜์š•์žฅ,ย near Incheon with my friend P. The rain came down like slow, lazy arrows. I expected the beach to be vacant; instead it was filled with families and college students splashing in the water and playing soccer. I suppose you have to make the most of precious vacation time — rain or shine.

We found an abandoned boat resting on the beach. I wanted to climb inside and explore, but unfortunately, being travel-sized does have a few drawbacks. Instead, I settled on peering through some peek holes. I didn’t find treasure, but I did appreciate the rust and sky color combination.

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DMC

Welcome to the neighborhood! I already did a post on Digital Media City a.k.a. DMC , but I wanted to share it a bit more. Seoul is so great to explore, because when you get off the busy main roads, you enter a calm world that is hard to believe exists. It’s incredibly peaceful deep in the neighborhood – like the eye of a hurricane.

[I wish I could have done a better job focusing in some of these pictures. I blame my bad eye.]

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Dwell/ings

I’ve been in Seoul since 2008 (with a few blanks filled in with France, USA, and Canada).

Every time I get away, something brings me back. It’s my home away from home. I feel more comfortable here than anywhere else in the world-despite the language barrier, cultural misunderstandings, and traffic. I’m really not sure why this city feels so right.

Perhaps, it’s that we are both Gemini; moody, too much going on at once, and adaptable. That sounds about right.

I get you, Seoul. And you get me.

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Also, if you feel like listening to a beautiful Korean song, check this song out below.

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