As I’m sure many of you have noticed by now, we love Yeosu and enjoy showing off its beauty through photos and video. We’ve really been happy to display the various aspects of our city in the City Guide we’ve been working on, but we wanted to take some time and show a bit more. These photos are from all over Yeosu and hopefully show how beautiful and diverse this Jeollanamdo city is! Continue reading
Stephanie loves cats. Ryan loves coffee. It is only natural that we at Hedgers Abroad are known to treat ourselves to an afternoon at a cat cafe from time to time. These specialty cafes are not unique in Korea, as we explored dog cafes, sheep cafes, and Dr. Fish (seen here and here) where fish nibble offf your dead skins cells while you enjoy lattes and smoothies, but they do hold a special place in our hearts as our favorite to visit.
Traveling is an exercise in growth and experience. While the most tangible changes stemming from world travel are typically seen in outlook and perspective on the human experience had by people in other cultures, the traveler himself unknowingly become more experienced in their skills as a traveler.
May is one of our favorite months here in Korea. The spring flowers have gone, but the mountains are bright green against the clear blue skies. Everything feels new again and slowly but surely, every temple in the country starts hanging their seemingly endless supply of lanterns.
Few holidays are as important as the Lunar New Year in Korea. Like many East Asian countries, this holiday is a massively important celebration that signifies a new year and a communal birthday. Continue reading
The people who landed in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport on February 13th, 2013 were different from those you’re hearing from in 2015. While celebrating our second anniversary abroad we had a nice dinner with friends and toasted a second year of adventurous living with quality people. Continue reading
The cuisine of South Korea is extensive. Some truly amazing food lies in wait around every corner and we take full advantage of this fortunate problem regularly. One of our favorite soups, haejangguk, is one that we seek out on a regular basis and we’ve been lucky to have a really good place about 100 feet from our front door. Continue reading
Every New Year we find ourselves doing the same thing: staying out late into the night, usually with a group of friends, and counting down to midnight. Recently, however, I found out that Koreans have a totally different tradition to welcome in the New Year. On January 1st, many can be found hiking up the nearest mountain just before dawn. Continue reading
HAPPY NEW YEARS! While we welcome a new year, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the one that has just concluded. 2014 was a year of transition for Hedgers Abroad. Finishing our contracts at our first job in Korea was a struggle of will and perspective that we eventually won; leading to a much better situation in public schools. Continue reading