Fun and Alternative Things to Do in South Korea

K-PoD: Life In Korea

There are many alternative things you can find to do during your stay in South Korea!

There are lots of things you can do while in South Korea!  Things to do indoors, things to do outdoors, and things you can only do in Korea!  In this episode we share some of these alternative things to do while in Korea along with our own experiences.

Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo to talk about the different things you can do while in South Korea and the Changwon area that you might not know about.

Our guest, Michael DeLorenzo, has lived in South Korea for the past 8 years.  He’s originally from the United States and is a teacher at Changwon National University.  He has been running a group in Changwon called the ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group‘ for the past 4 ½ years, and he joins us to share in all the different activities that they group does and why the group exists.

We each share in our own experiences of fun, strange, indoors, outdoors, and craziest things we’ve done while living in South Korea (combined +27 years) including screen rooms, singing rooms, festivals and concerts, mystery dinners, movie nights, ghost hunting, and even hiking in North Korea!

It’s all about FUN and ALTERNATIVE things to do in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 01:30

    An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo including why he first came to Korea and what he does here.

  • 02:00

    A little more on the group Michael created ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group’, why he created it, and some of the things they do.

  • 04:12

    Each of us gives some of the things we do indoors and activities we each like to indoors while living in South Korea including screen rooms, escape room, VR rooms, board games, DnD, singing rooms, and ice skating and the ice rinks in the Changwon Area.

  • 07:02

    Outdoor activities we each like to do in Korea including batting cages, hiking, the Changwon reservoir, parks, events, festivals, ghost hunting, the Dark Side of Seoul Tour, and biking.

  • 11:45

    Our own experiences of some of the strangest and craziest things that we’ve each done during our time in South Korea including stories on dog soup, living octopus, lost in NamHae, saved by the Fire Department, October Fest, and hiking in North Korea as well as getting on the wrong bus in North Korea!

  • 18:00

    Michael talks about trying to bike from Busan to Seoul, Incheon on a bike path that takes you all the way and all the bike hotels along the way.

  • 19:45

    The most fun things we’ve each done in Korea including fireworks festivals, music festivals, camping, Metallica in Korea, JinJu Lantern Festival, and the Anndong Mask Festival.

  • 25:10

    Adam sums up everything and where you can get in contact with each of us and submit any questions you would like regarding to living in South Korea.


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This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment




Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

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I have lived and worked in South Korea for over 15 years now. I have spent those years in the Changwon City area, including JinHae and Masan. I run a podcast on South Korea, local social media sites, and run events for giving back to the community here.