Category: Korea

Seoul at Night: Best Areas to Experience the City

When planning a trip to Seoul, be prepared to throw your typical weekday bedtime in the trash. No, seriously. Going to Seoul without experiencing Seoul at night, is like going to Italy and not eating pizza. I’ve never been to Italy nor eaten the pizza there, but I think most...

Jeju: Photo Highlights of 5 Days in Paradise

Jeju-do: the “Hawaii of Korea”. A temperate climate with countless cliffs, coasts, and beaches; vastly different than the rest of the country. It had been high on my list of places to see since before I even arrived to Korea. And I finally made it happen! Lucky for me,...

The Best Things About Korea in the Summer

A whole new season is upon us, and despite the sometimes unbearable heat and humidity, there are some great things about Korea that you can only experience in the summer time. My favourite things, in no particular order, are as follows. If you’re lucky enough to visit Korea in...

How to Kill a Few Hours in Incheon City

Maybe you have a long layover and are wanting to explore nearby areas, or maybe you’re wanting to venture outside the hustle and bustle of central Seoul. Whatever the reason may be, if you find yourself in Incheon, South Korea with a few hours to kill, this is where you...

Fall Hiking on the Cloud Bridge in Wochulsan National Park

This fall season in Korea has been a cold and rainy one. So when you finally get a clear day and not-so freezing temperatures, on the weekend ESPECIALLY, you go out and seize the day! And that is exactly what we did. Late morning on Saturday, my friend Claire...

9 Things I Never Thought I Would Eat Until Coming To Korea

As you may have noticed in my last post, I have officially been in Korea for over a year! A lot can happen in a year, including what food I have allowed to enter my digestive system. Almost all of these foods were surprisingly tasty, and I would eat...

Korean Thanksgiving: Camping in Picturesque Piagol

Last weekend was the celebration of Chuseok, essentially the equivalent of Thanksgiving here in Korea. For us teachers, that meant a 4 day weekend! We took full advantage of this and headed for Piagol Valley in Jiri Mountain for some good ol’ fashioned fall camping. Campfires, cool nights, and...

Vacation Mode in Beautiful Bijindo

August 9th- breakfast filled with Dunkin Donuts (makeshift Korean Tim Hortons breakfast), and we set out for our week long cross Korea road trip! After some failed attempts of camping on the East Coast during the first part of our vacation (paying $30 to sleep next to a roller...

Beaches, Beer, & Buddha’s Birthday in Busan

This past weekend was the celebration of Buddha’s Birthday, meaning- a long weekend for us teachers! This time I decided it was time to explore South Korea’s second biggest city- Busan. Saturday We were Busan bound bright and early that morning. After hopping off of our express bus, we...

Lunar New Year: Seoul Style

Lunar New Year was now a month ago, but the memories are still fresh (….somewhat….). I decided to take advantage of this amazing five day weekend and head to Seoul- my first visit there since arriving at the airport Korea! After hopping on our 8:00 AM train Wednesday morning,...