[Hiking Korea] Incheon’s historical Munhaksan (문학산)

Muhanksan is situated in Incheon and is easily accessed by subway. It is a relatively easy hike, with the summit only standing at 217m (712 feet). The easiest way to access the mountain is to take the subway (Incheon line 1) to Seonhak station and take exit 3 out onto the street. When you hit …

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[Hiking Korea] Getting Caught in the Rain on Bukhansan (북한산)

Summer is fast approaching here in Korea, and that means little to no hiking for me because frankly, I enjoy not having heatstroke. Before it got unbearable, I decided to take a trip to Bukhansan to kick off my attempt at BlackYak’s 명산 100 challenge (spoiler: I didn’t make it to the peak. You’ll find …

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I Drank From a Toilet?? Insadong’s Poop Cafe (또옹카페)

Yes, you heard that right. A cafe. A poop themed cafe. Korea has this weird ability to make anything look unbelievably cute, and things we would usually find distasteful do not escape its clutches. One of my favourite places to take visitors is the Poop Cafe in the neighbourhood of Insadong, just a stones throw …

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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 Seoul …

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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 honestly …

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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 which …

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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 2009 …

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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 to Dongbaekseom The path winds it's way on the seafront, past …

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