Traveller Stories in Korea
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
After breakfast in Andong, we drove up to Taebaek. Sitting in the mountains at about 700m above sea level, it is the highest city in South Korea. The city itself is quite small and therefore it is very walkable, but the height made it much colder! So after a short tour we dived into a nice, warm restaurant to fill Continue Reading . . .
We had decided the previous night to visit Gyeongju, weather permitting. But waking up to heavy rain, we headed towards Daegu instead. Nevertheless, our navigation skills coming out of Busan were a bit weak and we ended up on the road to Gyeongju, choosing just to go with it. Thankfully the weather started to clear as we got nearer the Continue Reading . . .
It was late September when we arrived in Busan. As we crossed into the city, the sun reflected off the tall, glass buildings. We would stay in Haeundae for two nights, within walking distance of the famous beach, so I was thankful for the good weather. After spending much of our time in small towns and countryside for the past Continue Reading . . .
I’m going to break up our road trip through South Korea over the next few posts so I can give a greater sense of each of the places we visited and hopefully provide some insights into each destination and worthwhile things to do there. In this week’s post, I’ll be covering our journey from Jeonju to Yeosu, Tongyeong, and Geoje on Continue Reading . . .
One of the things I had planned to do upon arriving in South Korea was to spend my first month travelling around the country with some friends. We wanted to see as much of South Korea as we could in this time, and what better way to do that than by car? The first leg of the trip was a Continue Reading . . .
Three months are not enough to explore a city as big and vibrant as Seoul and I have only been able to scratch the surface, but here are my favourite spots and things to do in my free time. Café hopping The amount of coffee shops that open (and close) in Seoul is astonishing. There are tons of coffee shops Continue Reading . . .
When I first arrived in Seoul, despite having studied Korean for quite some time by myself and with a private teacher, my level was too low and I did not even have the courage to speak out loud. Coming to Korea definitely changed everything and I can now have small conversations with locals and understand what is going on around Continue Reading . . .