[Travel Korea] Spending a day in the autumn paradise at the Nami Island

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.

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[Travel Korea] Kim You Jeong Literature Village in Chuncheon

“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

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[Korea Travel] Nostalgia of the Daegaya People in Chuncheon National Museum

Chuncheon National Museum (국립춘천박물관) was open in Chuncheon, Gangwon province on October 30, 2002. It is an open space to learn and experience the culture and history of Gangwon province, which is often being forgotten in the shadow of big, touristy cities, such as Seoul of Busan.

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[Korea Travel] Animation Museum & Robot Studio in Chuncheon

Ever since I was a young kid, I loved animation. I get up with Disney cartoons and when I became a teenager, I also fell in love with Japanese animation, more commonly known as Anime, which led to the growth of my interest in Asia, resulting into me coming to Korea over 10 years later. When I first heard that there is an Animation Museum in Chuncheon, I was super excited to go there! Finally, we gave it a visit just a few weeks ago.

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[Korea Travel] Myeongdong Street You Have Not Heard About

What comes to your mind when you hear “Myeongdong Street” in Korea? Let me guess – you immediately think about the most popular tourist destination in central Seoul, where every single traveler comes for shopping, street food, and Korean beauty products. Did I get it right? Well, what if I told you that there is another Myeongdong Street in Korea and I would choose it over the one in Seoul anytime. Reason? Almighty Dalkgalbi (kor. 닭갈비).

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[Festivals in Korea] Chuncheon Inrnational Mime Festival 2019!

We finally made it! We visited Chuncheon International Mime festival this year and totally loved it! I have been wanting to visit this festival since I first came to Korea and finally we have made time to visit it in 2019. As you might have already guessed from the title, Korea’s mime festival is traditionally being held in Chuncheon – a lovely town about 2 hours away from Seoul.

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[Korea travel] Chuncheon Folk Flea Market

When it comes to Asia, despite the fact that their primary purpose is not ever related to tourism, markets are always one of the main tourist attractions in every city, you’d ever go to. Chuncheon is not an exception and has to offer even more than a regular person would ever expect. In addition to its normal markets scattered all around the city, there is also a Chuncheon Folk Flea Market (kor. 춘천 풍물시장 ), which was created by over 80 street sellers from Chuncheon’s main commercial district and has become one of the most interesting, liveliest markets within the city

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[Korea Travel] Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War

What comes to our minds when we think about Korean War veterans? We usually imagine young Korean men, taken into the military and bravely fighting in the front line, just as movies tend to teach us. We visualize the division between South and North Korea and often forget, that it was not only Koreans, who fought in the Korean War.

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[Korea Travel] Lee Sangwon Museum of Art in Chuncheon

What comes to your mind when you think of a word museum? A boring space in the middle of your town which no one ever visits? Well, that might not always be the case!

Living in Korea for almost 4 years has taught me that if you look hard enough, you can find anything here. Even places would have never thought could exist.

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