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. […]

13 Oct, 2018 in Gyeongju

On my recent visit to South Korea I somehow found myself in Gyeongju, a small town with great historical attractions and some wonderful scenic views. One of those is the UNESCO heritage site Bulguksa Temple, dating back to the 8th century and affiliated with the royalty, whose odd large tombs are a grand attraction nearby near […]

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 […]

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