December 22, 2010

Eat Patjuk and Drive Evils Away!

Today is Dongji 동지. The logest night of the year. I should explain some background for this. Okay, the traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. And Dongji is 22nd solar term of the year. And […]
December 6, 2010

Runaway Photo: Eggs in hell, Beppu, Japan

*Location : Beppu, Japan *Occasion : It was one of the most interesting place in Kyushu area. Japan is well known as quality natural spa. There are 9 different hell experiences called ‘Nine(9) hells of Beppu’. And I choose to […]
December 2, 2010

Olle Course 10 Expedition – A Story by Thomas M. Holst

#The New Contents! The very first Guest of honor on #Runaway tales by Runawayers Category is Thomas M. Holst. Tom is from Omaha, US, and spend last few years in China and Korea. We met on my recent Jeju trip. […]
November 30, 2010

Tai-chi, Taiwanese Flag Ceremony and the Boom Box

Some of ‘famous’ photography of Asia, you can see massive group of tai chi fairly often. Nothing like this in any other continent. Tai chi, or Taiji is a Chinese philosophy. Many Chinese are doing this for meditation and exercising. […]
November 22, 2010

Runaway Photo: The Great Wall of China

*Location : Beijing, China *Occasion : Great wall of China. It was THE purpose of the trip. It was right before the Olympic started. Thought I should visit before Olympic, when it’s still cheaper. It was winter and not very […]
May 29, 2010

Hong Kong You Knew is Wrong

What word pop up in your head when you hear “Hong Kong” ?. Before I really knew about Hong Kong, Shopping, expensive food, and luxury accommodation were for the whole idea because every Korean tour operators said so. Even the […]
May 18, 2010

10 Things to Do in Seoul on a Budget

Besides “Gangnam Style”, what do you know about Seoul? My hometown, one of the biggest cities in the world that expands over 600 years, Seoul is becoming a popular destination for world travelers. The capital city of South Korea may […]
April 24, 2010

Itinerary of short trip to Seoul, 2nd day

.  .  2nd day  Suwon Fortress –> Musical in Daehakro –> Shopping in Hongdae  .   Suwon Hwasung(Hwa fortress – ‘sung’ is ‘fortress’ in Korean)  .  UNESCO designated the fortress a World heritage site in 1997. You can imagine why Suwon […]
March 2, 2010

Korean Street Food: What to Eat and More Importantly, What are They?

Korean street food surely look interesting… We can’t discuss Korea without mentioning food. Every season Korean make different dishes using seasonal ingredients. We make kimchi in winter and eat it all year. A common greeting is “Have you eaten?”. Yes, […]