Category: South Korea

Haedong Yonggungsa, Busan (해동 용궁사)

Korea is known for its beautiful palaces and temples, especially Haedong Yonggungsa Temple situated right on the coast of Busan.

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Seoul Christmas Festival 2018 (서울 크리스마스 페스티벌)

For me, Christmas cannot be Christmas without some twinkling lights – whether they be on a tree, hanging from your banister or wrapped around your cat when it destroys the tree for the 40th time this week. I don’t have a lot of decorations at home because of that last reason, but luckily for me

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Alpaca World!

About 2 hours from Incheon (or about 1 from Seoul) Lies a little secret fluffy haven in Hongcheon, Gangwondo. Alpaca world is a ‘farm’ where you can meet alpacas alongside many other animals!      Disclaimer: The park is clean and friendly. The animals are VERY well cared for and have a lot of space to

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I Love Every Type of Cat [2Cats Cat Cafe, Insadong]

Ok so by now you’ve probably heard of cat cafes. Many cities all over the world have at least one, including my little home..city,` Newcastle (I think we have 2 now actually) Animal cafes in korea are everywhere. Not only dog and cat cafes but there are now “zoo” cafes containing exotic animals like raccoons,

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Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2018

Every year Seoul holds its international fireworks festival on the banks of the Han River. Year after year over a million people flood to this event, which is the main reason that I’d never ventured there before. (Living in Incheon makes it hard to get home from Seoul late at night, plus the addition of

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How I’m Surviving the Heatwave in Korea

Summer 2018 has been a hot one in Korea, as well as the rest of the world. With temperatures soaring to 40 degrees C in some places it is the hottest summer on record since 1994 – the second hottest since observations started in 1907. The summer has sadly caused a number of fatalities, mostly

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A Taste of Korean Tradition.

     Right in the middle of Seoul’s modern city is a taste of tradition in the form of Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁). Built in 1395, the palace has been home to Korea’s royalty over the generations. Today the palace is open to the public year-round to explore.       The palace can be accessed by

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Watermelon Cold Noodles (수박 냉면)

   With summer temperatures in Korea often soaring over 35 degrees celsius, cooling food and drinks are a must!        One of the most popular summer dishes is cold noodles, either mixed (bibim-naengmyeon: 비빔냉면) or in a soup (Mul-naengmyeon: 물냉면), however today we went on a journey to find the ultimate summer lunch:

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