18 Apr, 2019 in Sokcho

The north-eastern coast of South Korea is a quiet laid back area within a few hours drive of the capital, offering a  wonderful escape from Seoul. It’s quite popular on weekends, but if as a tourist you are able to visit during the week you’ll find most of the area almost deserted and prices very […]

20 Mar, 2019 in Chuncheon

I visited Chuncheon in South Korea as a daytrip from Seoul. The area is quite spectacular, with nature scenic views of mountains, rivers, and lakes, a lovely Korean countryside atmosphere. It’s mostly catered for Korean domestic tourists, with attractions like water sports , cable cars, slides, observation decks, sky walks, and an endless array of […]

7 Mar, 2019 in Seoul

In one of my recent visits to Seoul I was looking for something fun and cultural to do and saw that there’s a funky Argentinian show in town –  Fuerza Bruta. I bought tickets without doing too much digging and so wasn’t sure what to expect, and so I was completely taken by surprise and […]

22 Feb, 2019 in Sokcho

During the last autumn, I went to South Korea to get a bit of real autumn feeling with some colors. Of all the places I visited, the nicest autumn colors were at the lovely Seoraksan National Park. I was originally planning to take the lift up to the mountains and hike a bit, but it was […]

10 Feb, 2019 in Ulsan

Ulsan in south eastern South Korea isn’t quite a tourist destination that Busan, Gyeongju and other nearby cities are. It’s mostly industrial, and not quite as charming. Still, there are a few things to see, and during the day stopover that I visited, I got to see a bit of the better parts, like Daewangam […]

16 Jan, 2019 in Busan

Lots to see and do in Busan, and yet the Gamcheon Culture Village is probably one of the most famous and quirky attractions. In 2009, the government took a slum location on a mountain ridge that has lots of small alleys and narrow streets and renovated everything, transforming this neighborhood to something quite unique, filled with […]

15 Jan, 2019 in Busan

Lots of things to see and do in Busan, including several temple complexes, but perhaps the nicest one I’ve been to which combines some coastline sea views is the Haedong Temple, dating back to the 14th century. A series of mini temples, bridges, and a collection of Buddhas, you can spend a couple of hours walking […]

28 Dec, 2018 in Busan

I have a slight obsession with cable cars, if I’m visiting somewhere, one of the first things I look for is whether they have a cable car or an observation deck. Coming in to Busan without doing much homework, I googled that, and quickly found that  there’s the Song Marine Cable Car from Songdo Beach, that goes […]

13 Dec, 2018 in Gyeongju

My last stop in the trip of southern South Korea was Gyeongju, the city of strange old tombs. I started my walk on the northern side, and soon came across large green unnatural looking hills, that marked the beginning of a large park of gardens and tombs with various old archaeological sites, like an old observatory, […]

14 Nov, 2018 in Sokcho, Visions

In one of my recent visits to South Korea I made my way to the east coast near the coastline around Sokcho. Aside from the quite beach-side getaway from Korea, there were lots of nice little attractions, such as lively local food markets, gorgeous Buddhist temples, and great observation decks with panoramic views of the area. […]

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