The bright, flashing lights of Insadong-gil [길 (gil) : Street] regularly attracts large gatherings of people. Travel guides often rank Insadong (인사동/仁寺洞: kind, temple, neighbourhood) among the top 5 attractions to visit in Seoul. On the onset, busy retail and street life along the Insadong strip has the […]
Travelling to another country is a thrilling experience, but it can also be overwhelming at first. Although I did a lot of research before I went to Korea, I still found that there were many things I had to learn along the way. I’d like to share some of these experiences with you to inform your own travels!
Time to time I sometimes reminisce about my experiences and my daily life in Seoul. I am not saying the lifestyle is better in Seoul than it is in Calgary and vice versa. Every place and person has a different type of lifestyle and way of living. Here […]
I traveled quite a few times in the Korean countryside and I would like to share my experience and make recommendations. One of the first things to know when you travel in Korea is that Korea’s natural wonders are heavily protected. A long time ago, South Korea passed […]
“Lets just dump them in the Han River,” the American military doctor tells Mr. Kim in the opening scene of the Bong Joon-ho directed film, The Host (괴물). “Pour them into the sink. Empty every bottle to the very last drop. And that’s an order.” The 2006 action […]
Let’s get to know more about Isabela, a Brazilian from Brasilia who lives in Chuncheon in South Korea with her Korean husband.
For those who have read my Blogger Introduction: Jennifer Ma will know that for a semester I did a student exchange to Hanyang University. So here are my 10 tips that I would give myself if I were to do the exchange again. These are the things that […]
Going to Korea for an exchange semester? Here’s a list of things you might want to know! 1. Alien Card You will need to get an Alien Card if you are staying for over 90 days. This card is your ID card instead of your passport when going […]
A few, few, few months ago, I had a chance to spend two weeks at a farm in Jeollabuk-do. It was a 4 hours bus ride from Busan (and 3 if coming from Seoul). It’s a certified organic farm located on a bit of a hill. The wind […]
Incheon [인천/仁川: kindness, river] International Airport lends the feeling of a phantasmagorical realm: it’s a liminal place where I’m both awake and lucid dreaming. I anticipate exotic subway systems as my flight taxis into the arrivals gate. Likewise, the sights and sounds of karaoke venues and Hof and […]
There are famous landmarks in Seoul like the N Seoul Tower or Gyeongbokgung Palace that any travel site will tell you not to miss. But among the dozens of other attractions that Seoul has to offer, which hidden gems are most worth your time?
Whether you turn a street corner or look out a window, Namsan Seoul Tower (남산서울타워) rules the skyline. Its appearance varies depending on perspective but it’s always there. Like it or not, the tower is tagging along wherever your destination in the city. Should you stumble out an […]