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[31 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
Dutch cycling duo ends marathon trip on Jeju, South Korea

Peter Mak (left) and Karen Van Toor | Credit: David Holmes
Cycling the world, one revolution at a time
Story and photos by David Homles
They cycled nearly 38,000 miles in six years through 38 countries. They survived severe malaria, rampant rats and stone-throwing Africans. But it took the global financial crisis to end the cycling odyssey of Peter Mak and Karen Van Toor. Last stop: Jeju Island.
Mak and Van Toor arrived on Jeju-do via ferry on Oct. 14, the last stop on an epic personal odyssey that was put into motion eight …

Coffee Shops »

[28 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Even Jeju’s treasured Dolharubang is down with Daum | Credit: Jenie Hahn
Delicious coffee and free Wi-Fi in futuristic setting
Story and photos by Jenie Hahn
You might be familiar with the name ‘Daum’ which is one of the leading internet portal sites in Korea. Its headquarters are in Seoul but its research media center is right here on Jeju, home to about 200 employees. At Daum café, located inside the media center, you can use your laptop for an unlimited time to access the internet, while sipping a cup of delicious Italian …

Art Galleries & Museums, Things to Do »

[26 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

It’s like Loveland, minus the explicit statues | Credit: Jim Saunders
New tourist attraction goes with a glass theme
Story and photos by Jim Saunders
Upon entering one of Jeju’s newest tourist attractions, the Glass Castle, the striking similarities with Loveland will soon become readily apparent. It’s as if the business model that sustains Loveland has been picked up and plonked down again somewhere else on the island. Only this time the sexually explicit sculptures have been exchanged for tasteful works of art made from glass.
The Glass Castle contains six themed areas with …

Jeju & Korean Culture, Things to Do »

[21 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Participants for the 2009 Penguin Swim wait at the start line | Credit: Brian Miller
Islanders hit the beach despite unusually harsh winter weather
Story and photos by Brian Miller
It was a bitterly cold Saturday morning on what locals like to call “Korea’s Hawaii,” though the name seemed especially ill-chosen that day, as the temperatures hovered around freezing and the snow fell gently to the frozen sands of Jungmun beach. It was just the kind of morning that makes you wonder if Hawaiians ever have to drive with snow chains.
But a group …