Lotus Lantern Festival 2016

Namyangju, South Korea — May is filled with exciting holidays and festivals in Korea. To name some: Canola and Rose Festivals, Children's Day, Parents' Day, Rose Day and Teachers' Day. Out of those several special occasions, we were able to visit Bongseonsa Temple (봉선사) for a religious festival. It was a good timing that our … Continue reading Lotus Lantern Festival 2016

Stop and Smell the Roses

Seoul, South Korea — Another most awaited flower festival on the month of May is the Rose Festival. Red, pink, yellow, white and orange are some of the common colors of this thorny yet beautiful blossoms. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses

Canola Festival 2016

Busan, South Korea — Before leaving dynamic Busan, Danny and I visited Daejeo Ecological Park (대저생태공원) for its annual canola flower festival held every mid-April since year 2012. It took us about 25 minutes to go in and find a parking spot. But, the queue was all worth it. The park, situated along Nakdong River, was … Continue reading Canola Festival 2016

Herb Island

17 June 2015 | Pocheon, South Korea — Danny's cousin recommended for us to visit this 82-acre lowly recreational park called Herb Island (포천 허브아일랜드). It's located in Pocheon, a city in the province of Gyeonggi. Ironically, it is not an island but a theme park showcasing many sorts of flowers, plants and herbs. Our trip started right … Continue reading Herb Island