Vagabonding Field Report: Finding Space In Korea, Population 49 Million
Vagablogging :: Rolf Potts Vagabonding Blog
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen lately?
On my short getaway to Namhae Island, my friends and I noticed globs of a bright orange, paintlike substance floating near the pier. Opting out of a swim, we came back later to find a beautiful, eerie phenomenon: the orange was now sparkling electric blue.
Apparently this rare bioluminescence happens during a red tide, when there’s a disturbance in the water’s oxygen levels. Whatever the cause, it was one of the most magical things I’ve ever seen.
Describe a typical day:
I spend a full eight hours working at a private English academy Monday through Friday, but on the weekend I’m free to travel around Korea. Two weeks ago, I discovered Jirisan National. . .