Photo Essays

What to Eat at a Korean Market

by Audrey on November 22, 2012

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It’s no secret that Sam and I enjoy food, and Seoul’s Namdaemun Market is just the place to get our fix. Here is a recent video we made in which we tried to sample as much food from the local market vendors as possible, all in the name of ‘research’. We sure were stuffed by […]


Audrey showcases the Korean totem poles which happen to be quite smiley :)

Recently, I was sitting down talking with Audrey about places we ought to visit before our time teaching ESL in Korea expires.  With just a few weeks left on my contract, I realized there was a place I had to take her before the harsh chills of winter crept up on us.  That place was […]


Damyang Bamboo Forest in Jeollanam-do, Korea

by Audrey on October 6, 2012

Looking up at the Bamboo trees in Damyang Forest, Korea

A few weekends ago we decided to escape the city and take the train down to the Jeollanam province in the southern part of Korea. We’ve both been wanting to visit the bamboo forest all summer, so we made a bee line for the city of Damyang (담양군). After taking a 3.5 hour train ride, […]


A close-up shot a Korean man

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up by the swarm of people flooding the street of Insadong – Seoul, South Korea.  After-all, it’s the distinct faces along Insadong that make it the most lively pedestrian area in all Seoul; however, it’s the artisans, street vendors, performers, crafts, antiques and details that given this ‘famous strip’ […]


Boryeong Mud Festival | Photo Essay

by Samuel on July 21, 2012

YEAH!  Are we having a good time or what?  A group poses during the festivities.

As I (Nomadic Samuel) boarded a train with Audrey (That Backpacker) I knew we were heading on a journey unlike any other we had previously experienced together in Korea.  Decked out in our ‘worst’ we were heading to an event where if we came back home looking anything less than covered in mud it would […]


Burning incense sticks with colourful paper lanterns blurred out in the background.

When I first feasted my eyes upon Kek Lok Si Temple ( 极乐寺: the temple of supreme bliss) I knew this was something unlike anything I had ever seen before in my life. As the largest Buddhist temple in all of South East Asia, the massive complex looms large even from distant vantage points. Traditional […]