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 … More Best Places to see Cherry Blossoms in Seoul!
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 … More It’s a Gold Mine! (Gwangmyeong Cave – 광명동굴)
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 place … More Nami Island – Singing My Own Winter Sonata (남이섬)
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 … More Gamcheon Culture Village – Quaint and Colourful! (감천문화마을)
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 mermaid … More Dongbaekseom Island (해운대 동백섬)
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 about … More Winter at Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)
Korea is known for its beautiful palaces and temples, especially Haedong Yonggungsa Temple situated right on the coast of Busan. … More Haedong Yonggungsa, Busan (해동 용궁사)
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
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??