Travel News: News Scraps

[Helleskitchen] Merkverdige Seoul!

Sør-Korea er et stykke “bort i veien”, men så verdt å reise til. Jeg besøkte Seoul og Busan (Sør-Koreas nest største by). Hvilken by likte jeg best? Umulig å si. I Busan får du strender, havn og verdens ferskeste sjømat. I Seoul får du storbyfølelsen med all galskap som det automatisk følger med. . . .

[Helleskitchen] Busans fantastiske fiskemarked

Det er enkelt å reise til Busan, Sør-Koreas nest største by, når man besøker Seoul. Hurtigtoget til Busan tar litt over to timer, og da er du fremme i havnebyen som blant annet er kjent for a arrangere  “The Busan International Film Festival” hvert år. . . .

[Junior Magazine] Seoul with Kids: 10 things not to miss

With a sprinkling of history mixed in with modern day living and huge skyscrapers Seoul in South Korea really is a fascinating spot to visit. And with such friendly natives, it is a prime place to take the children and introduce them to some very different cultures. They will mesmerized by the strange, but exotic and sweet tasting food and the enticing Continue Reading . . .

[Independent] DMZ WALKS: HIKING TRAILS OPEN ALONG SOUTH AND NORTH KOREAN BORDER

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. . . .

[Telegraph] Hiking trails set to open beside the world’s most hostile border

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 . . .

[Observer] Feast from the east – why Britain is surfing the Korean culture wave

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 . . .

[Express] It’s time to take a bow, South Korea

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. . . .

[Evening Standard] A guide to art, libraries and shopping in Seoul

We are in a deeper, quieter, more thoughtful Seoul here. A succession of delicate dishes arrive in bowls and on plates that themselves look as if they belong in a glass display case. This is serious cuisine accompanied by seriously modern jazz. You suspect Psy and his pneumatic Gangnam dancers wouldn’t feel overly comfortable here. . . .