My favorite film lab in Seoul has started a new project all over Korea: disposable camera vending machines! There are currently 4 machines hidden in front of bookstores all across the country filled with cameras and film, yours for the taking!Read More
On a hot Friday in July, I decided to hop on a bus heading south and explore the city of Gunsan. The ride is about 2.5 hours from the express terminal in Gangnam so I headed out early and arrived in North Jeolla Province around 11am.Read More
Since I hadn’t been to the DMZ since I was a student in 2012, I decided it was about time for a refresher course and a visit to the border of North Korea. Imjingak is accessible by public transportation, so I woke up early Friday morning and headed North!Read More
My friend Cheleen had told me about an incredible bike path stretching deep into the Korean countryside that I had to check out, so last weekend I found myself on the train out to a station I had never heard of to see what all the hype is about.Read More
I've been to Daegu once before with my boyfriend and we fell in love with it. Daegu is oen of the few cities in Korea that has held on to a large youth culture, as many 20-30 year olds in other cities move to Seoul for work and leave the towns with the vry young and the very old. This has caused Daegu to keep a cool night life, cafe culture, and art scene alive and makes it such a fun place to visit.Read More
This weekend I was alone in Seoul because my boyfriend took a solo celebration trip for completing his military service and finally being free! Hooray! That left me with a three day weekend to explore, and I did.Read More
Korea during the autumn months is pure magic. The air is crisp, the trees are bright yellows, oranges, and reds, and you can catch whiffs of sweet potatoes and apples while walking near markets. It's my favorite time of year, and I want to share one of my favorite places to explore just outside of Seoul when the leaves are at their brightest.Read More
Busan is without a doubt one of my favorite cities in all of Korea. It's the second largets city after Seoul, but its beaches and warmer weather gives everyone a laid back feel. It's like comparing New York and San Diego. I love the bustle of the city, but Busan's chill atmosphere and colorful sites can't be beat.Read More
Whenever there is a long weekend here in Korea, I try to explore a new city. On one three-day weekend in March, though, my boyfriend and I decided to spend time in a city I had already been to, albeit 5 years ago. Gyeongju was actually the first city I ever visited outside of Seoul back when I was studying abroad here. I was just following my friend's lead since they could speak Korean much better than I could, but this time I was excited to plan my own trip!Read More
I grew up next to the ocean and there are days when I still feel the need to be at the beach. Not that I ever go swimming in the water! I'm more of a admire-from-the-shore take-in-the-salty-air kind of beach-goer.Read More
You might have already figured this out by now, but I love getting out of Seoul for the weekend. This past Saturday I woke up around 7am to head to the north western corner of South Korea, to an island called Ganghwa. It took about 2 hours to get to the island and then another hour and a half to get to my first destination, but staring out the window looking out on the green farmland and blue hills in the distance made the time fly by.Read More
Never has a city taken me more by suprise than Jeonju here in South Korea. All I knew about Jeonju before visiting was that there was a huge hanok (traditional Korean houses) village and that the entire region of Jeolla is famous for its food.Read More
Last August I felt my feet itching to explore somewhere outside of Seoul again. I had heard about an international fireworks festival on the east coast of Korea and decided that that is where I would head to next!
One cloudy Saturday morning, my boyfriend and I hopped on the KTX at Seoul Station and cut across the peninsula until we reached the sleepy beach city of Pohang.Read More
Over lunar new year last year, I headed down south to the island of Geoje, said to be even more beautiful than Korea's famous Jeju Island. I only had one full day there so I made the most of it.
My AirBnb was in Geoje City, which looks just like Seoul with its Starbucks and fried chicken restaurants everywhere, but I had to venture to the opposite side of the island to see all the sites on my list.Read More
Summer has finally arrived here in Korea and has greeted us with a week full of rain, thunder, and lightning. A few Saturdays ago I decided that since it would be raining all day, all over the peninsula, I might as well visit a new city!Read More
Every year during Lunar New Year, I try to take a trip. Last year was to Tokyo, but this time I headed somewhere a little closer to home.
I took my first solo trip in Korea all the way down to Tongyeong and Geoje Island in the Gyeongsangnam province. These islands are huge shipping and ship building hubs for Korea, but I was going there for the apparently stunning coastlines.Read More
Though I've been to Incheon countless times, I have only seen the airport. On a chilly weekend in February, I decided to change that.
I took Seoul subway's line 1 all the way to the end to Incheon Station. The train ride is mostly above ground and let me see bits of Korea that were brand new to me.Read More