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 …

recycling »

[12 Dec 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Recycle in secret no more, Jeju, South Korea

How to use the new Clean House recycling centers
Story and photos by Sheila Haab | Translations by Ko Min Hee

A Jeju ‘Clean House’
Normally, I’m not a deceitful person. Even questions that a lady shouldn’t answer, I answer, painfully. I’m 37 unless you mean English age—then I’m 35. Questions that aren’t really questions “How are you?” often end up with an answer—better than yesterday when I almost ate a rotten vegetarian bean sandwich.
But my experience in Jeju has taught me to be furtive. Wait until after dark. Save up and attempt …

Art Galleries & Museums »

[6 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

A new exhibition celebrating Kim’s work begins on Jeju
Story and photo by Jose Diaz
Kim Man Su is considered a Korean artist and a bohemian.
During one of my multiple trips to Seoul, I had the opportunity to meet the artist and establish a good friendship with him. Kim is usually found travelling between Seoul and Jeju.
The artist’s work has been influenced by many different factors. His own life and spiritual beliefs, as well as by historical events that have marked the …