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    Guide to Discovering your Favorite Winter Activities in Korea!

    Last week Korea experienced its first snowfall. In the Pyeongtaek area it was pitiful, melting as it touched the ground. Yet the chill nipping in the air means we can no longer deny that winter is finally here. While we wait for the winter season to properly greet us, here is a couple of ideas on what you can do to help keep the adventure alive and well while you are in Korea!  It’s Strawberry Season! In Korea, December kicks off the start of the season for strawberries and tangerines. They peak in January and February, then finish up in June. Which means there are plenty of opportunities to attend…

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    Yongin Folk Village in Gyeonggi-do

    The first time I heard about about Yongin, it was in reference to Everland, an Amusement park near Seoul. Which, um, I have yet to go check out. I recently heard Yongin also had a Korean Folk Village worth seeing, so I jumped in my car and drove over to see what it was about. How to get to the Korean Folk Village in Yongin Korean Folk Village has several helpful suggestions in using public transportation from originating from areas in and around Suwon or Gangnam. Once you arrive at Suwon station, you can use the Free Folk Village Shuttle Bus located at Exit 4. Check the schedule at the bottom…

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    Let’s Go Apple Picking at Yeasan Apple Farm Winery!

    When the leaves change colors and fall, it only seems natural to seek the best harvest of the season. Back home we would look for a pumpkin farm and bring home a prize pumpkin to carve. This year our hearts were set on picking the juiciest apple we could find in South Korea. Luckily we discovered that Yeasan Apple Winery would allow us to fulfill our heart’s desire! How to get to Yeasan Apple Farm: Chusawine.com  email: chusawine@hanmail.net Address: 07-25 Daemong-ro Godeok-myeon Yesan-gun Chungcheongnam-do You can also find this in Naver listed as ‘Yesan Apple Wine‘ and in Waze as ‘Apple Farm’ We learned the apple pie making experience starts at 2pm to…

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    Naked in Onyang Hot Springs

    Since coming to Korea, I have heard alot about Jjimjilbangs. While getting ready for this trip, I learned there is also a prevalent hot springs culture. Korea has over 400 hot springs. For this trip we picked Asan, which was 40 minutes away from Pyeongtaek by train. There are three primary recommended places in Asan where you can experience Korea’s hot springs culture; Asan Sparvis, and Onyang Hot Springs, Paradise Spa Dogo. The Visit Korea website indicates there are many more places in the area to chose from. I’m told the oldest one is at Onyang Hot Spring Hotel. A place that dates back to the Three Kingdoms Period (the reign of…

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