Christmas in Korea

A back post today, but considering the weather in some parts of the world it’s not completely off topic!

My first white Christmas, showing the train ride from Busan (부산) to Daejeon (대전) in South Korea on Christmas Day 2012.
Music: “White Christms” by Rigger (Otis Brown) *free download* https://soundcloud.com/riggermusic. | https://www.facebook.com/riggermusic
Shot using a Gopro Hero2

Filmed on the Mugunghwa (무궁화호) ‘slow’ train in South Korea, the cheaper but slower option to the KTX. From Busan station (the main station in Busan) to Daejeon station the trip was 3.5 hours, and cost around US$18. This train is much cheaper than the KTX if time isn’t of the essence, especially if you have some good company for the trip.

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Bring on 2013, year of the Black Snake!

Namhae, South Korea

석가탄신일, or Buddha’s Birthday, happened to occur on a Friday this year, which meant a long weekend for most of the inhabitants of South Korea. A popular destination for the celebration was Namhae Island, located in the south of South Korea, which is where many families, as well as quite a few expatriot teachers chose to spend their Friday.

Although this clip is missing the signature Lanterns of the festival, the popular tradition of lighting fireworks during the evening was eagerly upheld.

Cinematography and Editing: Craig Groenewald
Music: Pick A Piper, All Her Colours (Sun Glitters Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/bad-panda-reco… (published under a CC Licence)
Equipment: Canon 5D Markii, GoPro Hero2, Adobe CS6

Namhae

Songdo Beach, South Korea

Songdo Beach (송도해변) is Busan’s ‘first’ public beach, and will celebrate it’s centennial anniversary in 2013.
The beach itself is close to the harbour, and although not as lively as Haeundae or Gwangali, it’s probably a lot closer to visitors arriving near Busan Station or staying around Nampo-dong.

From the Nampo-dong subway station, take bus 26 and you’ll see the beach after 10-15 minutes.
Cinemtography and Editing:
Craig Groenewald

Equipment:
Gopro Hero 2
Adobe CS6 (Premiere Pro)

Music: “Truth” by Dead Times
| dead-times.com | @dead-times | twitter.com/DeadTimesMusic
This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.