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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is participating in the Danish Travel Show for the first time this year. Held at the MCH Messecenter in Herning from the 22nd to 24th of February, the show is Scandinavia’s largest consumer holiday fair and in 2018 welcomed over 60,000 visitors. 2019 is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between South Continue Reading . . .
After a flight to Seoul, a 2.5-hour train ride east to Pohang Port and 3.5-hour ferry journey across the East Sea, you’ll finally arrive in Ulleungdo. Flung off the eastern coast of South Korea, this 2.5-million-year-old volcanic island is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Korea – and, yes, it’s well worth the journey. . . .
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 . . .