With 2019 coming to an end comes not only the great joy of the holidays but also a big worry of what to get your loved ones for Christmas and The New Year. Also, Lunar New Year is coming up soon with it being in January next year. I had to think not only about gifts to my friends and family but also about what should I get my Korean parents’ in-law for Seollal as well. Even though there are many souvenir stores around the Seoul old town and department stores thrive with possible gift options, this time I decided to go for something different and checked out the “I Market Seoul You” store next to the Seoul city hall and hunted for some unique gifts there!Continue reading [End-of-the-year shopping in Seoul] I Market Seoul You Store!
This year I have spent a lot of time in Chuncheon, the closest city to Seoul in Gangwon province. It is relaxing, the air is much purer and people density is much lower as opposed to Seoul, so I just like getting on a subway and going there anytime I have a day to spare. Sometimes it is to visit new places, sometimes it is just to take a calm walk and visit some lovely cafes in the area. Food is also a big part of traveling, so I always enjoy going to new places to eat and exploring local cuisines.Continue reading [Korean food] Where to eat in Chuncheon?
Last weekend I had a chance to visit Chuncheon’s Museum of Books and Printing, located on the west side of the city, not too far from the Gimyujeong station. This futuristic building is located near the famous Kim Yujeong village, which I have introduced to you back in October. Even though the museum and the village are not directly related, you could still witness some of the most iconic works of this author in the museum as well.Continue reading [Travelling in Korea] Museum of Books and Printing in Chuncheon
Have you ever eating Korean buckwheat noodles – Makguksu? It is a local specialty of the Gangwon province of Korea and is one of the most popular dishes in its’ capital Chuncheon. Makguksu is usually served in cold Kimchi broth. Due to that reason, buckwheat noodles are the most popular in summer but are still widely eaten all throughout the year. Last weekend we have visited the Makguksu museum in Chuncheon and learned how this delicious dish is made.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Chuncheon Makguksu Museum
When someone hears the words “traveling to a coastal city”, they imagine white sand, beautiful beaches and lots of nature. Samcheok is a city with has all of it, but in addition to that, there are also places, where you can learn about the history & culture of Korea and better yourself in many different ways. During my last visit to Samcheok, I have visited one of those places and it is the Samcheok National Museum.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Samcheok National Museum
This autumn I finally had a chance to visit the famous Jukseoru Pavillion in Samcheok and I happened to come there at the best time I could have ever imagined. There is a Chrysanthemum festival happening at the Jukseoru Pavillion this November and if you happen to be in Samcheok, you should not miss it as well.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Visiting the Chrysanthemum Festival at Jukseoru Pavillion, Samcheok
In recent years, the growing popularity of Nami Island has made it one of, if not the most popular travel destination outside of Seoul. It was opened back in 1965 but gained the most of its’ popularity after an iconic Korean drama “Sinter Sonata” (2002), therefore the growth of its popularity on social media did not start to just a few years ago. With the help of YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms, Nami island has become a hot place for tourists, as opposed to it being a quiet date location in the past.Continue reading [Travel Korea] Spending a day in the autumn paradise at the Nami Island
Samcheok is a medium-sized city in Gangwon province, east coast of South Korea. It is mostly known for its’ beautiful beach and a coastline resort, that, due to its’ unique looks, reminds its’ visitors of the beautiful Santorini island. Even though it receives the majority of vacationers in the summer season when the temperature in Korea reaches the top of the thermometer, I have visited this November and it was the best experience of the month! So, there are five reasons to visit Samcheok beach, regardless of the time of the year!Continue reading [Korea Travel] 5 Reasons to visit Samcheok Beach
“My hometown is up in the mountains of Gangwon province. Walk along the ridge for a few miles you will reach a small village. It’s a cozy place encircled by giant hills, thus resembling a deep-sunken rice cake steamer. This is why people call it “Sile” which in Gangwon dialect means “rich cake steamer”
Kim You Jeong
What comes to your mind when you hear the words “Jade Garden”? Something peaceful, quiet and resembling heaven as it is portrayed in the mainstream media? Well, Jade Garden in Chuncheon is a good depiction of that!Continue reading [Korea Trave] Jade Garden Natural Arboretum