Tag: South Korea

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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Kaws Holiday @ Seokchon Lake!

Kaws has had a lot of success in Korea (and Asia in general) recently, having released a number of collaborations with affordable clothing Uniqlo, and having been a sucker for his work for the past 7? years… of course I’m going to be keeping my eyes out for anything he does in my area. So

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Chinatown After Dark!

     One of the most ‘touristy’ places in Incheon lies at the end of subway line 1 – China Town. The area lies opposite Incheon station, marked by the giant red gate at the entrance of the hill. If you want to sample Korean-style Chinese food, China Town is for sure the place to

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What is it ACTUALLY like to move to South Korea?

Let me start off by saying living South Korea has been everything I expected it to be. But also a whole lot of unexpected. It’s scary and exciting all at the same time. Luckily, my life in korea has treated me pretty well. I have a stable job, I live in a nice area and

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Avocado Frappuccino? (Starbucks Korea)

South Korea has its fair share of unique food from big chains, but nothing that has blown up quite like Starbucks’ new addition…. the avocado frappuccino! (queue everyone groaning about ‘millennials’ and their avocado obsession. Just leave it already mayyynn.) The frap only comes in a tall version, and costs w6900 – which is about

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