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.
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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!
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.
After putting this trip off for two weeks because my body was just too tired, I woke up at 6am to catch a train to a city I haven’t visited yet, Chuncheon! Chuncheon is famous for being the home of a staggering number of famous writers. This place is book lover heaven!
Continuing my journey to complete my Korea Bucket List, I finally booked tickets on the Sea Train that runs from Gangneung to Samcheok on the eastern coast of Korea.
Christmas is upon us, and honestly has been upon us here in Korea since mid-October when everyone started to play Christmas carols and hang wreaths… But now that its December, I feel comfortable getting in the holiday spirit :)
Seoul is becoming more and more friendly towards vegan and vegetarians, and Hongdae is one of the best neighborhoods for the lifestyle! Here are a few places to check out if you’re in the area and are looking for a delicious meal, some famous Korean skincare, or a sweet treat :)
It’s the holiday season and that means that you might be visiting family in your home country if you live in Korea, or that you’ll be using your vacation to visit Seoul yourself! Either way, you’ll probably be looking for small gifts you can bring back to your family and friends, and I hope I can give you a few ideas.