Best Places to see Cherry Blossoms in Seoul!

Spring is here, and that means cherry blossom season is finally amongst us. Korea really gets into the spring feeling by releasing amazing amounts of cherry blossom themed products (drinks, ramen – I’m sitting right next to an umbrella and a box of tissues… I’m a sucker for it) Yesterday we set out to SeoulContinue reading “Best Places to see Cherry Blossoms in Seoul!”

Vegan in Korea: Oh Se Gae Hyang Restaurant (오세계향)

Down a cute back alley in the Insadong district of Seoul lies a couple of vegan restaurants that offer a variety of korean dishes made in a way that is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those who just want to try something new. One of my dear friends here is vegetarian, so we decided toContinue reading “Vegan in Korea: Oh Se Gae Hyang Restaurant (오세계향)”

Get Your Head in the Clouds at Busan Tower (부산타워)

Back when me and J visited Busan in December, one of the last places on our TO DO list was Busan Tower. The tower can be accessed easily by subway – only a few minutes walk from Nampo station (make sure you leave exit 7!) We took the scenic route through the park (because honestlyContinue reading “Get Your Head in the Clouds at Busan Tower (부산타워)”

It’s a Gold Mine! (Gwangmyeong Cave – 광명동굴)

During the warmer months of the year, Korea has no shortage of fun things to do outdoors, but if you want to get out of the heat for a day I would recommend Gwangmyeong Cave! What used to be a previous gold mine (literally. The cave held gold, silver, bronze, zinc and other ores whichContinue reading “It’s a Gold Mine! (Gwangmyeong Cave – 광명동굴)”

Nami Island – Singing My Own Winter Sonata (남이섬)

Back in December we decided to take a trip to Nami Island in Gapyeong. The island shot to the “top 10 things to do in Korea” lists thanks to the drama ‘Winter Sonata’ that was shot there in 2003. Before that, the island served as an area of historical influence being the final resting placeContinue reading “Nami Island – Singing My Own Winter Sonata (남이섬)”

Gamcheon Culture Village – Quaint and Colourful! ​(감천문화마을)

The last place on our Busan itinerary was Gamcheon Culture Village, a residential area that has grown to be known for its colourful houses and winding pathways. What was once a dull shantytown occupied by refugees of the Korean war, the village was transformed into the quaint tourist attraction that we know today in 2009Continue reading “Gamcheon Culture Village – Quaint and Colourful! ​(감천문화마을)”

A Little Bit of Paradise at Taejongdae (태종대)

Ok so I have to admit after a whole day of activities the day before, I wasn’t too excited when J told me he had planned a trip to a park where we were gonna do a lot more walking, but I’m glad I got my butt out of bed for this. We took theContinue reading “A Little Bit of Paradise at Taejongdae (태종대)”

Busan Sea Life Aquarium

One of my favorite things to do wherever I travel to is visit an aquarium, so it was one of the first things on my ‘Busan to do’ list. It’s just so calming so be surrounded by tonnes of water and fish for me! After heding back to Haeundae Beach from Dongbaekseom Island, we hitContinue reading “Busan Sea Life Aquarium”

Dongbaekseom Island (해운대 동백섬)

Because we arrived at Haeundae late afternoon, it didn’t take long after we arrived for the sun to start to set. We headed towards the Westin Chosun hotel to start on the path towards the observatory, where we wanted to watch the sunset. The path winds it’s way on the seafront, past a beautifully carved mermaidContinue reading “Dongbaekseom Island (해운대 동백섬)”

Winter at Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)

After finishing up at the temple, we headed towards Haeundae beach, one of the most popular beaches across the peninsula. During the summer, people flock to Haeundae to enjoy its turquoise water and clean sand, however, it is much quieter during the winter. Despite being only 6 degrees C, there were still many people aboutContinue reading “Winter at Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)”