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[25 May 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

Mr Lee’s Bike Shop: Rentals and SalesTourists and Teachers
Story and photos by Joanne Burgess
Gorgeous island paradise is commonly used to describe this heaven of an island on which many of us are lucky enough to call home. Indeed it is, and with so many wonderful sites to explore, there is no better time to get started than when the weather is warming up and the sun is shining bright. That’s right folks—summertime! You can always take one of the gazillion taxis on the island or the crowded bus line to …

Interviews, Things to Do, Visiting Jeju? »

[25 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Here I was in some unknown suburb of Reykjavik, Iceland, having an impromptu Playstation Singstar competition with my new Icelandic friends. Previously we had been out together at a birthday meal and I had bought my most expensive glass of wine ever ($40!). Fast forward a day later and I was skating across Reykjavik pond with an Austrian girl who had been building a large walk-in camera from old schematics in Vienna. Later still, I would have a guided tour of the city from a balding Icelandic man who …

Interviews, Jeju & Korean Culture »

[18 Jan 2008 | No Comment | ]

Meet Hayoung. She’s a typical Korean girl leading a not-so-typical life. She lives on Jeju-do with her father, who owns a restaurant on a bluff overlooking the ocean. He also happens to be King of the East Sea. Hayoung dreams of one day becoming the world’s greatest chef, but those dreams were recently shattered when judges at an international cooking competition called her cooking “trash.” She’s a determined young girl though, and one day she’ll make her dreams come true with a little …

Art Galleries & Museums, Interviews, Things to Do »

[10 Dec 2007 | 4 Comments | ]

The open smile and warm eyes belonged to Myeong Gwan Ok (명관옥) as she greeted me on arrival at Yae Ji Won (예지원) in Bomok Village, not far from Seogwipo’s city centre. Visits to Seoul have kept Gwan Ok very busy during the last month or so. A couple of weeks ago time allowed her to share knowledge about her craft with me. Gwan Ok calls her craft Hanji Art Craft and if translated literally, one would be saying Korean paper art craft: A craft …