[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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Kdrama Scenes at Pocheon Art Valley (포천아트밸리)

Just north of Seoul lies the city of Pocheon and it's Art Valley, a previous quarry that provided building materials for inner city projects. After being abandoned, the city launched a regeneration project in 2005 to turn it into the culture and arts space we can visit today. Entrance to the area was 17,000W for …

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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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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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Winter at Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)

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 …

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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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