The two ends of the perennially chart-topping link are Seoul’s Gimpo Airport and Jeju Island, which for many Koreans constitutes the most accessible holiday getaway. […] If you like your island to be volcanic with beaches, rather like the Canary Islands, Jeju is a very pleasant place to be. And it is as far south as Crete. Well worth checking out Continue Reading . . .
Autumn is the perfect time to visit Korea: mild weather, festivals galore, and most importantly, stunning foliage. Every year around September, a foliage forecast is released to enable both residents and visitors to plan visits to the nation’s top leaf-peeping spots at the best possible times. However, with a total of 22 national parks on offer in Korea, each with Continue Reading . . .
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea and the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) have produced 21 new videos designed to promote Korea to a wide range of international tourists. The marketing campaign introduces the country’s unique experiences from the perspective of foreigners by posing viewers with the question, ‘Korea asks you, have you ever…?’ Focusing Continue Reading . . .
1. It’s cheap! Gap years are all about shoestring travel and getting the most bang for your buck, and a trip to Korea isn’t going to break the bank. A night in a hostel in Seoul can start from as little as £7, and a delicious meal can easily be found for less than a fiver – but if you Continue Reading . . .
From late September, waves of colour sweep south through the Korean peninsula. The most renowned leaf-peeping hotspot is Seoraksan National Park in the north-east – and on Regent Holidays’ 11-day Classic South Korea Group Tour you can roam its hiking trails, as well as exploring Seoul, browsing Busan’s fish market, visiting historic Buddhist shrines and tombs, and experiencing the serenity 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 . . .
In repose between mountains and sea, Busan is a stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine. It’s long been domestically lauded as the country’s best beach getaway, but South Korea’s second largest city packs an eclectic offering of activities to suit all travellers: hike hills to Buddhist temples, settle into sizzling hot springs and feast on seafood still a-wriggle at Jagalchi, the country’s largest Continue Reading . . .
BTS and EXO went head to head in a poll for whose song should be played at the World Cup final, and for a long time it was absolutely neck and neck. But in the final stretch of the poll EXO pipped BTS to the post and were named the performers for the game on 15 July. . . .