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 […]

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 […]

24 Nov, 2012 in Itineraries, Seoul

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

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, …

8 Feb, 2012 in Seoul
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Simply put, another supersized zoo meets amusement park surrounded by nature – Korean style. Not sure this is what I’d recommend culture addicts roaming Korea for local experience but if you’re already in the area to visit the nearby parks and museums (e.g. National Museum of Contemporary Art) or you’ve got kids, then this would […]

24 Jan, 2012 in Seoul
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There are lots of wonderful neighborhoods in Seoul, but Insadong is perhaps one of the more charming ones to visit, especially as a tourist. It has some laid back traditional Korean feeling to it, offering the glimpse into Korean traditions and culture that tourists expect to see during a quick visit to Seoul.     […]

15 Dec, 2011 in Seoul
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Do you like Kimchi? Though my ability to endure any sort of spicy cuisine is extremely limited, somehow – Kimchi is one of those things I can’t seem to get enough of. Outside Korea we tend to mainly focus on one typical sort of Kimchi, but soon after arriving in Korea you realize that Kimchi […]

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