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[Louise’s story] Unexpected cultural differences in Korea

Scroll down to read the Danish version // Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk Today’s post is all about culture shocks! What is culture shock, you ask? A culture shock can be defined as feeling of confusion that results from suddenly experiencing a culture with customs that are not familiar to one’s own. Back when I was still Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s Story] Tips for making local friends in Korea

Scroll for Danish version/Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk My last post ended with the point that you should definitely accept when people invite you to eat with them (unless, of course, they are sketchy strangers) because you can make new friends this way and better immerse yourself with the local culture. (Also! When the government sends out Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s Story] Korean hospitality and the importance of food

[Please scroll down for Danish version] Some of the many reasons I keep coming back to South Korea are the hospitality, helpfulness, and curiosity of the Korean people. Of course there are bad people everywhere and while I’ve met less pleasant people in Korea as well, the majority of my interactions with strangers have been great. Personally I’m a big Continue Reading . . .

[Danny’s Story] Exploring Dongmun Market, Jeju

Markets are an important part of every city in Korea, and are great places to go if you want to try the local produce and taste some delicious street food. Dongmun Market is Jeju Island’s oldest market, and one of the biggest. It is open 6 days a week, closed on Sundays, and is located in Tapdong in Jeju City, Continue Reading . . .

[Danny’s Story] 5 Activities You Must Try on Jeju Island

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 . . .

[Danny’s Story] 5 Mouthwatering Foods You Can Only Find on Jeju Island

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 . . .

[Danny’s Story] Day trip to Udo Island

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 . . .

[Danny’s Story] Road trip to Seoul, Anyang & Daecheon Beach

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 . . .

[Danny’s Story] Road trip to Gangneung, Seoraksan & Chuncheon

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 . . .

[Danny’s Story] Road trip to Gyeongju, Daegu & Andong

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 . . .