A series of hiking routes have opened along one of the world’s most dangerous borders. The South Korean “peace trail” follows the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the 2.5-mile-wide stretch of land that separates the republic with North Korea. The government-organised trail will open in three areas along the 160-mile-long border, in the counties of Goseong-gun and Cheorwon-gun in Gangwon-do province and Paju in Gyeonggi-do province. . . .
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Hikers will soon be able to explore the infamous demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea. This month, the South Korean government approved plans to construct three walking trails within the “DMZ” buffer, which is 2.5 miles wide, 160 miles long and has divided the two nations since 1953. The first is scheduled to open at the end of Continue Reading . . .
From food to football, fashion to pop music, South Korea’s creative exports are making their mark. The ears of millions of young music fans have been captured by its polished pop, foodies have been tantalised by its gastronomic delights, and the country’s artists and actors are also part of a creative wave, known as hallyu, that is establishing South Korea as a major cultural Continue Reading . . .
Following on from my last post, I want to give some activities that you must try while in Jeju. The island has a lot to offer and now that summer is coming, there’s a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy the beautiful weather. Hiking One of the most popular weekend pastimes in Jeju is hiking. Enjoyed by the locals and Continue Reading . . .
They made history last year when they became the first Korean pop band to enter the top 40 UK singles chart with their song Idol. Well now the boy band BTS have done it again, this time becoming the first act from that country to go to number one in the British album charts. Described as a K-pop sensation, BTS Continue Reading . . .
In my previous posts, I mentioned a lot about the different foods from each region of Korea I visited. Jeju is no different, but being separated by a big stretch of sea has given it some speciality dishes that you can’t find anywhere on the mainland. So if you ever make your way to Jeju, here are some foods you should Continue Reading . . .
South Korea is set to open a series of new hiking trails inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), the 4km-wide, 240km-long zone which has separated it from North Korea since 1953. . . .
As one of the most visited spots in Jeju, Udo Island is a must-see if you’ve got a day or two to spare. The tiny island, set just off the east coast, has some beautiful natural attractions and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s almost like a mini version of Jeju Island – a getaway within a getaway. If you’re starting from Jeju Continue Reading . . .
Something about South Korea feels just right. It ticks so many boxes for travellers who want to experience Asian culture but not be intimidated by it. Often overshadowed by its noisy, northern neighbour, it’s now deservedly becoming a must-see holiday destination. . . .
We took the two hour drive to Seoul from Chuncheon, arriving in the late afternoon. Our Guesthouse was situated right in the middle of Hongdae – a district known for its arts, culture and active nightlife – and true to its reputation, there was a music festival happening that weekend. Every year, Zendari Festa music festival showcases “the heart of Continue Reading . . .
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