[Hiking Korea] Incheon’s historical Munhaksan (문학산)

Muhanksan is situated in Incheon and is easily accessed by subway. It is a relatively easy hike, with the summit only standing at 217m (712 feet). The easiest way to access the mountain is to take the subway (Incheon line 1) to Seonhak station and take exit 3 out onto the street. When you hit …

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[Hiking Korea] Getting Caught in the Rain on Bukhansan (북한산)

Summer is fast approaching here in Korea, and that means little to no hiking for me because frankly, I enjoy not having heatstroke. Before it got unbearable, I decided to take a trip to Bukhansan to kick off my attempt at BlackYak’s 명산 100 challenge (spoiler: I didn’t make it to the peak. You’ll find …

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Dongbaekseom Island (해운대 동백섬)

Because we arrived at Haeundae late afternoon, it didn't take long after we arrived for the sun to start to set. We headed towards the Westin Chosun hotel to start on the path towards the observatory, where we wanted to watch the sunset. The path to Dongbaekseom The path winds it's way on the seafront, past …

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Winter at Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)

After finishing up at the temple, we headed towards Haeundae beach, one of the most popular beaches across the peninsula. During the summer, people flock to Haeundae to enjoy its turquoise water and clean sand, however, it is much quieter during the winter. Despite being only 6 degrees C, there were still many people about …

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