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. . . .
A big thank you to everyone that entered our competition for making it such a success. We received thousands of entries, and it was wonderful to be able to read all of the reasons why you want to #VisitKorea! We wish we could send all of you there, but unfortunately we only have a limited number of prizes, so please 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 . . .
Few people realise that South Korea is one of the most bike-friendly countries in the world. More than 1,500 miles of dedicated paved paths network the country through stunning vistas, including Unesco World Heritage sites and Buddhist temples. . . .