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How to spend three days in Seoul, South Korea

How to spend three days in Seoul, South Korea

After a brilliant two days in Busan, it was time to head to the South Korean capital and spend three days in Seoul. I actually flew into Seoul when I arrived in Korea and spent a few hours sleeping off the ten hour flight in a hotel before popping straight on the...

Experience breathaking city views at the N Seoul Tower

Experience breathaking city views at the N Seoul Tower

What is the NSeoul Tower? For the best views of Seoul, it is hard to go past the N Seoul Tower which offers up incomparable views of the incredible sprawl of the city. Also known as the Namsan Seoul Tower for its location on Namsan Mountain, this TV tower is the...

Exploring Korea’s royal past: is the Seoul Palace Pass worth it?

Exploring Korea’s royal past: is the Seoul Palace Pass worth it?

A visit to Seoul is hardly complete without savouring the old-world wonder of the dynastic past of Korea. A visit to the area surrounding Bukchon Hanok Village will serve up views of looming palaces amongst the wooden houses and quaint traditional vibes of this part...

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

Visiting Bukchon Hanok Village What is Bukchon Hanok Village? Bukchon Hanok Village is a traditional Korean village located in Seoul where visitors can get a sense of what olden times looked like in Korea’s capital. Visiting Bukchon Hanok Village is one of the most...

What you need to know before travelling in South Korea

What you need to know before travelling in South Korea

Travelling to South Korea has always been something I've wanted to do. South Korea is swiftly climbing the ranks of up and coming tourism hot spots, but there is a lot less known about this country than neighbouring Japan or China. So, to make sure you have the most...

Is it worth doing an alternate tour if the DMZ is closed?

Is it worth doing an alternate tour if the DMZ is closed?

What to do if the DMZ is closed and you're faced with having to take an alternate DMZ tour?   Visiting the fascinating Demilitarized Zone or DMZ is usually quite high up on the curious tourist's to-do list when in Seoul, South Korea. Around the world, there is an...

Two Days In Busan, South Korea

Two Days In Busan, South Korea

Two days in Busan is barely enough to scratch the surface, but its more than enough time to feel completely enamoured with this South Korean city by the sea. I popped down to Busan on a whim, not knowing much at all about what I’d find there and left with a brand-new...

Busan Tower – the best place for awesome views of the city

Busan Tower – the best place for awesome views of the city

What is Busan Tower? Busan Tower in Busan City, South Korea is a long way from being the world’s tallest tower. It pales in height compared to the Burj Khalifa, the CN Tower in Toronto and Seoul's N Seoul Tower, yet it is an easily recognisable fixture on the Busan...

A fish out of water at Busan’s Jagalchi Market

A fish out of water at Busan’s Jagalchi Market

A whiff of salt and sea is in the air as I walk the narrow laneways towards Busan’s Jagalchi Fish Market from my hotel in busy Nampo-dong. Around me, gumboot clad storekeepers are laying out their catches for the day, a variety of stunned looking sea creatures draped...

Exploring Vibrant Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan

Exploring Vibrant Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan

Stepping out into the fresh mountain air of Gamcheon Culture Village amongst the pastel coloured, box-style houses feels like a revelation after the bustle of the market-heavy Busan city centre. From here, all of Busan seems to be within view, all the way across to...

A winter afternoon at Haeundae Beach, Busan

A winter afternoon at Haeundae Beach, Busan

Haeundae Beach is the jewel in Busan’s already incredible crown and even in winter, this huge stretch of glistening white sand and aquamarine ocean edged by monochrome skyscrapers and bustling markets is a spectacular sight. Around Christmas time, this most famous...

How to get to Busan from Seoul

How to get to Busan from Seoul

Busan is South Korea’s second biggest city, but how to get to Busan from Seoul where most tourists fly into? There are several options available depending on time and budget. But firstly, is it worth visiting Busan at all?  Busan is one of Asia’s most underrated...

How to get to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan

How to get to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan

One of Busan's most revered sights is the iconic Haedong Yonggungsa Temple carved into the cliff face overlooking the East Sea. Locals and tourists alike flock to this photogenic buddhist temple, but it's a little off the beaten path to get to as it is out of the main...

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