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?
Jeongdongjin Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach in South Gangneung, Gangwon Province and even though it is not as popular as Gyeongpo – the main beach of the city, it is just as beautiful and personally, I think there are even more things to do and see at Jeongdongjin. Plus, you can escape the main crowd too! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!Continue reading [Korea Travel] Jeongdongjin Beach and What to Do There
All the way from Seoul, to different provinces and even Jeju Island, South Korea has quite a few gorgeous aquariums, that would literally trigger anyone’s curiosity about the underwater world. It does not matter if you are a fan of “The Little Mermaid” or “Jaws”, I feel like anyone would be equality fascinated to explore any of the aquariums South Korea has on its’ list of the paces to go. Up until now, I have had only visited aquariums located in Seoul, so when I heard that there is an aquarium in Gangneung too, I decided to give it a shot during my latest visit to this gorgeous coastal city.Continue reading [Korea Travel] What Can You See at the Gyeongpo Aquarium
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Sokcho is a beautiful city on the East coast of South Korea, which is widely known for its’ beaches, fishery and shipbuilding. Yet, it is also home for many North Korean refugees who fled from Hamgyeong Province to South Korea during the Korean War and stayed in this town for over 60 years. Most of them are situated in Cheong-ho District, a small town, most widely known as Abai Village.
It was not originally called this way. The word Abai itself means “an old person” in Hamgyeong Province dialect, so the town got used to this name over time and now it represents the story of those, who stepped forward and chose a different path during the hardest period in the history of the Korean peninsula.Continue reading [Korea travel] Abai Village and Gani Beach in Sokcho
Seoraksan National Park (설악산) is arguably one of the most popular nature-based tourist destinations in South Korea. It is located in the north-east of the Gangwon province. This National Park is recognized as one of the UNESCO Biosphere Protection sites and holds home to more than 1500 species of animals. Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in Korea, which makes it a must-visit place not only to local Koreans but also to a high number of visitors from abroad. The name of Seoraksan mountain literally translates as the Snowy Peaks Mountain and is widely known for its beautiful views in fall and winter.Continue reading [Korea Trave] Different Kind of Course at Seoraksan National Park
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 cityContinue reading [Korea travel] Chuncheon Folk Flea Market
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.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War
Living in South Korea’s biggest city sometimes can be really exhausting. Even though I totally love my life in Seoul, there are moments when I just simply want to escape from the city racket and relax surrounded by nature. This is one of my main reasons for traveling to Gangwon province more this year.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Space, Art, Nature in one place – our visit to Museum SAN
Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge (원주 소금산 출렁다리) also known as the swinging bridge of Wonju is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Wonju city. The bridge itself is 200 m long and 1.5m wide, which makes it the longest suspension bridge in Korea.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Getting the adrenaline boost at the Suspension bridge in Wonju!