Biking the Balkans isn’t really “Our Friends” but more of “Our Other Website,” with the addition of our teammates Sessions and Katie. Dedicated to our cycle tour for 5,000km through 13 countries in Eastern Europe, Biking the Balkans follows our journey from all our preparations to the finish line. Besides being a site for our own personal blogs and videos, we promote the charity Manna Mission and their project “Love North Korean Children” and encourage donations in support of this valuable venture. With our goal set at $10,000, we hope to raise enough funds to run a bakery which feeds malnourished children in north Korea for at least a month. Support our cause and visit the website to see where we are now!
Jared Mitchel hooked Suzie and Ski on cycling from the minute they decided to go out and buy a bike. His website Braking Boundaries was originally created to chronicle his trip from China to London with 3 other cyclists while raising awareness for micro-financing and Kiva. Today, Jared continues to share his experiences cycling through Korea and providing valuable information to other cyclists whether they are new to the sport or weathered warriors in the saddle. A must visit site for anyone who wants to see the “real Korea” and what cycle touring is all about.
Anyone currently living, working, or just traveling in the Seoul/Bundang area would be a fool not to check out The Yeogiyo. Sue, Justin and the rest of The Yeogiyo team have put together an incredibly informative site for expatriates in Korea. Breaking down language barriers and helping expats with the services they need, TheYeogiyo.com organizes cheap flights, provides restaurant reviews, lists bus schedules and movie times, translates Korea’s top news stories, posts jobs, and so much more! Their forum is a place for foreigners and Korean alike to come together and talk about teaching, living, and working in Korea. By far this site is one of the greatest resources an expat in Korea can have at their disposal, so use it!
If you have taken any time to read some of Ski’s blog posts from Europe, you likely have already seen some of Sebastian’s amazing photos. A truly gifted artist currently living in Dallas, TX, Sebastian has been shooting pictures from around the world for quite some time. Check out Sebastian Leightley Photography for more photos from Ski’s trip through Europe as well as a large collection of other photos by Sebastian.
Dan has been living in Korea for quite a while and decided to start up a blog because…well why not? His hysterical views and stories on life in Korea and being an ex-pat teacher really hit close to the mark for many foreigners in Korea today. True to his form, he is not afraid of telling the truth as he sees it, so don’t be shocked if you get slightly offended by a post or two. Check out Random Dan for some insight on life across the world, news and stories from “expert” analysts, and just plain random thoughts that go through this guys mind.
Katie Tibbetts is a travelling writer, teacher and adventure seeker. While she has yet to live with Inuits or traverse the Sahara barefoot, she has managed to tear through two passports and thirty-one countries. She also cycled from Beijing to London, survived an Ironman, studied among Kiwis, and lived and worked in Ecuador and Peru. She’s currently running, biking and eating her way around South Korea while teaching in Seoul.