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[27 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

New Halla Library has books in English
Story and photos by Jenie Hahn

The new Halla library | Credit: Jenie Hahn
Are you a book lover? Do you have that insatiable craving where you want to read more books but don’t really have the money or know a place to buy new books in English? Well, here is the best news ever for all English-speaking book lovers out there. A brand new Western style library opened in Jeju-si recently, nestled in a serene forest setting.
Library offers wide range of media
The basement contains mostly …

Coffee Shops »

[26 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Seogwipo bean master roasts his own premium coffee
Story and photos by Brian Miller

Take your pick at OZB | Credit: Brian Miller
One great thing about living on Jeju is the absolute abundance of coffee shops. But you may often find yourself trying to find a shop that breaks the mold, a shop that offers its customers more than just the average cappuccino or Americano. If you want more from a cup of coffee than just a caffeine buzz then you’ll want to check out OZB in Seogwipo.
OZB offers a wide …

Cooking »

[21 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

Better get enough ingredients for two batches
Story by Breeana Hill | Photos by Brian Miller

Fudgelicious! Breeana Hill (left) with Rob Giddings | Credit: Brian Miller
The holiday season is upon us. This is the time of year when our favorite treats make their way out of the recipe box and onto the festive holiday tables. One of my holiday favorites is good old fashioned chocolate fudge. Many people ask me if fudge is a hard dessert to make and I say that it is not hard dessert, but rather a needy …

Jeju & Korean Culture, Things to See »

[18 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

Chonja-am temple is worth the trek
Story and photos by Marcie Miller

The Yeongshil hermitage rests in the late afternoon light | Credit: Marcie Miller
Looking for a truly unique Buddhist temple experience? Then take a hike. Really. Chonja-am temple is located 1,200 meters above sea level, at the foot of Pollae oreum, and is accessed by foot only from the Yeongsil trail lower parking lot.
After about a 20 minute leisurely uphill stroll through the open forest, the temple suddenly pops out of the trees, an imposing structure built and decorated in the …