Locks of love at Busan Tower.

Locks of love at Busan Tower.

Seoraksan National Park

Seoraksan National Park

View from the bar on the top floor of Sun Cruise Resort in Jeongdongjin.

View from the bar on the top floor of Sun Cruise Resort in Jeongdongjin.

Olle Trail #1, Jeju Island

Olle Trail #1, Jeju Island

There was a pepper festival in Eumseong on the street right outside my apartment building last week. This is the liveliest I've ever seen this town.

There was a pepper festival in Eumseong on the street adjacent to my apartment building last week. This is the liveliest I’ve ever seen this town.

There were nightly fireworks (and loud music) directly outside my apparent during Eumseong's five day pepper festival.

There were nightly fireworks (and loud music) directly outside my front door during Eumseong’s five day pepper festival.

Jokbal, also known as pig's feet. Yes, I ate pig's feet. It doesn't sound appetizing but it was actually pretty good.

Jokbal, also known as pig’s feet. Yes, I ate pig’s feet. It doesn’t sound appetizing but it was actually pretty good.

The park in Eumseong where old men gather to play croquet every afternoon.

The park in Eumseong where old men gather to play croquet every afternoon.

Craft day with 5th and 6th graders during summer camp.

Craft day with 5th and 6th graders during summer camp.

The Korean flag, or Taegukgi, blows in the wind on Ulsanbawi.

The Korean flag, or Taegukgi, blows in the wind on Ulsanbawi.

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