Don’t look down

Seoraksan National Park, South Korea


Informing you that Koreans are keen hikers would be a drastic understatement. Each weekend, the mountain sides are decorated by dozens in their colourful, pristinely kept, top-of-the-range hiking gear.

Perhaps this is the key to the South Korean aging myth (they don’t); slogging it out on mountains in the cold morning through the bitter years of middle age.

Seoraksan National Park, and the changing of the seasons.

Autumn is a beautiful time of year in South Korea. The humidity of the summer dissipates into dry, clear sunshine, and the landscape becomes saturated with colours.

Seoraksan is a large national park to the east, near the coastal town of Sokcho. There are a number of different trails available for all abilities. There’s no better place to breathe fresh air and see the leaves change.

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Muuido Sunsets 무의도

Muuido is a small island off the coast of Incheon. It’s especially popular during the summer season, as it is so easy to reach from Seoul.

The tides are strange here; during low tide, expect the water to retreat at least a mile back into the ocean. This allows for a beautiful walk during the sunset.




Beach huts are available for 40,000 won, and they sleep up to four people. Camping on the beach is 5,000 won.

If you are living in Korea, you can find how to get to Muuido Island here