Posts tagged outside seoul
A Solo Weekend in Daegu, South Korea

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.

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Our Weekend in Gyeongju, Korea | March 2018

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!

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A Summer Day Trip from Seoul to Ganghwa Island

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.

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A Weekend in Pohang, Korea: Fireworks Festival, Mulhwae, and Cafes

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. 

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One Day in Geoje, Korea: Windy Hill, Mongdol Beach, and More (Gyeongsangnam-do)

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.

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A Day in Tongyeong's Dongpirang Mural Village

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.

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