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 … More Seoul Christmas Festival 2018 (서울 크리스마스 페스티벌)
Home of the famous pink grass! … More Winter at Haneul Park, Seoul (하늘공원)
It’s Dumble-a-dorable! … More Harry Potter in Hongdae? (Kings Cross 934)
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 … More Alpaca World!
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, … More I Love Every Type of Cat [2Cats Cat Cafe, Insadong]
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 … More Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2018
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 … More How I’m Surviving the Heatwave in Korea
Yes. Are they cold? Yes. Are they sometimes just covered in tiny rocks that break your ankles? Yes. Are they the best place to get fish and chips? Heck yes. England has thousands of beaches along it’s coastlines. Don’t get me wrong you’re not gonna feel like you’re in the Maldives with crystal clear turquoise … More England Has Beaches??
One thing I miss most about living in South Korea is easy access to a park. Sure there are small patches of grass with a few trees scattered about here, but unless you go climb a mountain there is nowhere really to get ‘lost’. Having become father to a very good boy recently, my brother … More Jesmond Dene -A Little Patch of Serenity.
Situated in Northumberland, just north of Newcastle Upon Tyne, lies Alnwick castle. Still home to the duke and his family, it is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK. The castle has been a large part of English culture for many years, but gained more popularity as a tourist destination when the grounds were … More Alnwick Castle & Gardens