11 Oct, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

Chuncheon in South Korea, is a quick daytrip from Seoul, offering nature, with scenic views, mountains, rivers, and lakes, with Korean countryside atmosphere. It’s all very catered to the Korea tourists, with lots of water sports attractions, cable cars, slides, observation decks, sky walks, and an endless array of food and entertainment options along the […]

15 Sep, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

A quick trip from Seoul in South Korea towards the south east is the wonderful  Namhansanseong National Park. A historical old city on top of mountain with dense forest, surrounded by fortified walls, used as the emergency backup castle for the Korean kings. It offers vast panoramic views of Seoul city, where you can get […]

22 Aug, 2018 in Gyeongju, Visions

On my recent visit to Busan in southern South Korea I wasn’t expecting to go far from the city, but somehow made it all the way up to Gyeongju, a small town with great historical attractions and some wonderful scenic views. I started off with the royal tombs – Daereungwon, Cheonmachong, and Gyelim – with a very […]

21 Jul, 2018 in Gyeongju

My last stop on my recent trip to southern South Korea around Busan was to Gyeongju. About to wrap things up on my last day I went to visit Bulguksa Temple, and when taking the bus back to city center I noticed a funky building and a big sign for Expo. I quickly realized I probably […]

4 Jul, 2018 in Ulsan, Visions

Following my quick getaway from Hong Kong to Busan, I headed up north for a quick visit to Ulsan. It’s a rather industrial town without too many well-known tourist attractions, but I made the most of it, by going to the beach side and hiking one of the small islands overlooking the coast line. I […]

9 Jun, 2018 in Busan, Visions

To escape my destiny (aging and birthdays, you know…), I made a quick getaway from Hong Kong to try and find a place in the region I’ve never been to before, Busan in the southern part of South Korea. As usual with me recently, I did absolutely no homework, and so arrived blank slate with […]

24 Nov, 2012 in Itineraries, Seoul
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My second trip to Korea was very different than my first one. My first visit to Korea was with an all-Chinese no-English organized Taiwanese group, which – while been the most amazing travel bargain I’ve ever experienced – was completely out of my control. I felt like I was treated like a spoiled kid, or […]

22 Nov, 2012 in Seoul
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Not too far off Seoul is the Goguryeo Folk Village, offering you a glimpse into two important aspects of Korea’s culture – history, and TV. The Koreans constructed a small blacksmith town from to resemble what a traditional Korean town would look like in the times of Goguryeo dynasty, and this has later served as […]

23 Apr, 2012 in Seoul
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When it comes to beautiful palaces with unpronounceable names,  Gyeongbokgung Palace  in Seoul (or Gyeongbok Palace 경복궁) is got to be one of the finest. It’s my second visit to the palace, the first time being with a Taiwanese tour group, and it’s different wondering around by yourself. For one, the palace seemed …

17 Mar, 2012 in Seoul
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Looking for a feel of a traditional market in Seoul? Namdaemun Market is just the place for you. It has quite a bit of history, dating back as far as the 15th century – they’d have you believe, though the various wars throughout the years have left little history to observe. It does remain, …

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