The Hills are Alive with the Scent of Soju… When I came to Korea, I knew one of the first things I wanted to do was go hiking. Korea is a very mountainous country and I wanted to take full advantage of its easily accessible trails as much as possible. Eight months later, I can […]
While in Korea, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which temples to visit. There are so many to choose from and each is beautiful and special in its own right. One that stands above the rest (literally) is Bong Eun Sa.
Every year in late February to early March, there is a Snow Crab Festival held in Uljin-gun. 2010 marked the festivals 11th anniversary and provided many memorable moments to all who attended. Uljin-gun is about a 5 hour bus ride south of Seoul (traffic permitting) and is located on the East Coast of Korea. The […]
In Korea, it is customary to have two New Years celebrations. The first occurs on January 1st and is looked at as the first day of the calendar year. The second celebration is called Lunar New Year. This is a three day holiday which, this year, took place from February 13th-15th. Lunar New Year is […]
If you’re in Korea and are interested in going on a true Korean shopping excursion, one place to consider would be Dongdaemun Market. The market originally catered to wholesalers and was only open from 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In recent years, shops have extended their hours from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. While the […]
While staying in Korea, you will not find a shortage of shopping opportunities. However, as a foreigner in a strange land (especially in a land that tends to run on the smaller side) what might seem like a simple task in other countries (such as buying a winter coat), can turn into an all day […]
Korean winters can often be quite brutal and so it is crucial to find indoor activities to help pass the time. One suggestion would be Lotte World, a Korean amusement park located in Seoul. Lotte World is not your typical amusement park, not by a long shot.