Traveller Stories in Korea
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 . . .
Seoul offers many options for accommodation, but which is best? Students often choose between goshitels (one-room accommodation), guesthouses/hostels, or rooms in local families’ houses. Despite being cheaper, I decided to avoid goshitels: rooms are extremely small and you live in a building with many other people who can be very loud. I might try in the future, it is a good Continue Reading . . .
I must admit, of all tasks I had to complete before coming to Seoul, choosing the right school was the most difficult one. The course offer in Seoul is huge! After careful research and with the help of my Korean friends, I finally opted for a small private school located in Apgujeong. Price, flexibility and the size of the school Continue Reading . . .
This week, my friend and I took advantage of the only nice day and we went to explore Busan Citizen’s Park. The park is one of Busan’s largest public parks with 97 different species of trees and includes 2 streams. The park is located a 5-minute walk from Bujeon Station exit 7. The park itself is actually a lot bigger Continue Reading . . .