Korea

Soul in Seoul

Not the regular tourist information center filled with maps and brochures, it’s star-studded with Korean idols! We were star-struck at the K-Star Galley, going gaga over life-sized images of famous celebrities and pretending to get personal with them.

The tourist information center is pretty huge. You can spend some time browsing the souvenirs and Korean […]

By |October 15th, 2013|Korea, seoul|1 Comment

Korea Day 5: DMZ Tour

The DMZ tour is the main highlight of our itinerary in Seoul. It’s popular for curious tourists who want to take a rare glimpse into the North Korean border. Technically, North and South Korea are still at war. Stretching 250-km long and 4-km wide, the DMZ  (Demilitarized Zone) has served as a buffer zone between […]

By |October 8th, 2013|Korea, seoul|2 Comments

Korea Day 4: Scenic Gangwon

From Busan, we embarked on the K-Shuttle bus tour to explore the eastern part of the Korean peninsula, stopping over at Gyeongju and Andong to visit the culturally rich heritage sites. On the fourth day, we continued the next leg of the trip to Pyeongchang and Gangneung in Gangwon-do.
Pyeongchang
Here we arrived in Pyeongchang early […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Gangwon-do, Korea|3 Comments

Korea Day 3: Gyeongju & Andong

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Gyeongju
Gyeongju is known as ‘the museum without walls’. The capital of the ancient Silla dynasty is home to 4 UNSECO World Heritage Sites – Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas and Yangdong Folk Village. Historically rich, it’s of little wonder Gyeongju is one of Korea’s top tourist destinations.

On the second day with K-Shuttle […]

By |September 24th, 2013|Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea|1 Comment

Korea Free & Easy: Busan (part 2)

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Gamcheon Culture Village
A must-see attraction that you shouldn’t miss, Gamcheon Culture Village is the Santorini of Busan. Colourful hillside houses, verdant rolling hills and calm waters formed the picturesque scene of the rustic village. Be awed by the picture-perfect setting after a short walk up the steps to the observation deck.

Colourful houses overlooking the […]

By |September 21st, 2013|Busan, Korea|2 Comments

Korea Free & Easy: Busan (part 1)

Just back from Korea! We had a blast on the week-long trip, traveling from Busan to the eastern part of the Korean peninsula, namely Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gangwon-do, and Seoul with K-Shuttle seat-in-tour bus.

Busan’s waterfront.

On the first day of the trip, we arrived at Incheon Airport after a 6-hour overnight flight from Singapore. […]

By |September 18th, 2013|Busan, Korea|7 Comments

Gimhae-Busan trip (part 3)

Continuing from Busan (part 2)

A day before our flight departure, we travelled for an hour by coach to Gimhae from Busan city. A brief introduction on Gimhae, it was the land of the Great Garakguk founded by King Suro in 42 A.D, the empire that saw the advancement from bronze ware to iron ware.

To […]

By |August 16th, 2013|Busan, Korea|9 Comments

Sights and Sounds of Busan (part 2)

Continuing from Busan (part 1)

Here is a list of things that we did, what you can do in Busan in a couple of days. There is definitely more to be discovered in this bustling city in the southeasternmost tip of the Korean Peninsula.

Haeundae Beach

A charming stretch of golden sandy beach fringed with deck chairs […]

By |July 28th, 2013|Busan, Korea|1 Comment

To Busan with AirAsia X (part 1)

Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, a major port city that doubles as a tourist destination with many fabulous festivals all year round.

Summer sees vacationers heading to the Haeundae Sand Festival and Busan Sea Festival. Dubbed as the city of film, Cannes of Asia, Busan Int’l Film Festival takes place yearly […]

By |July 24th, 2013|Busan|2 Comments

The city of LOVE #Namwon, S.Korea

Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, and Namwon have something in common. Both are the epitome of love and romance.

Located just 45-min away from the provincial capital of Jeonju in North Jeolla Province, Namwon is a popular tourist attractions endowed with rich culture, tradition, history as well as cuisine. The city of love […]

By |December 4th, 2011|Jeollabuk-do, Korea|2 Comments