Here are ten of the things I love about Korea, and really missed during the six months not being here.
In the hustle and bustle that is life, there's rarely time to take long trips, nevermind thinking about the expenses related to it. Staycations have become a quick way to get out of town, or even stay at home and take short day trips. Theo and I recently did a staycation in Daejeon. Here's how … Continue reading Staycation: Daejeon South Korea
Hong Kong has never been on my bucket list, but my husband expressed his eagerness and fueled on by slogans such as 'Asia's World City' I agreed on a two week trip to Hong Kong. What we did not realize until we were in the thick of it was that what we call Chuseok Holiday … Continue reading 14 Days in Hong Kong
I found perspective whilst visiting South Africa and now I am glad to be back in Korea!
I'm a little obsessed with Hello Kitty. I've always been fascinated with this cute figure. As a young girl Hello Kitty wasn't that popular in South Africa, but a few years later when my baby sister was at the age where she could choose her own toys you could find Hello Kitty everywhere. It was … Continue reading Hello Kitty Island- Jeju Island
Gyeryongsan Mountain National Park stretches across Daejeon, Gongju, and Nonsan. The mountain range is famous for its silhouette which resembles a dragon wearing a rooster's comb on its head. It's also the literal translation of the name Gyeryongsan (Dragon and chicken mountain). Other than the interesting name, the mountain offers several peaks, waterfalls, ponds, and … Continue reading Hiking getaway: Gyeryongsan Mountain and Donghaksa Temple
What is a Dog Cafe? Nope, this is not where you eat dog. Unlike popular belief eating dog meat is not a very popular or widely advertised practice in Korea. A dog cafe is a petting place. I think this practice stems from the fact that Korea has limited space and people live in apartment … Continue reading Korea’s Dog Cafes
Songnisan National Park Songnisan National Park is located in the Chungcheonbuk-do/province of Korea. It is where three valleys meet up with Mt Songnisan in the middle of the Sobaeksanmaek Mountain range. The Park itself is quite large and has 11 temples and several waterfalls. It's a popular family picnic spot and a favorite amongst hikers. It … Continue reading Hiking getaway: Songnisan National Park
Traveling to the Korean East Coast The East Coast of Korea is known for many reasons, from Tofu to Coffee. The Coast is clad in Pine Trees and coastal towns are known for their fresh seafood. The beaches are small but beautiful. White sands, blue water and plenty of seaside walkways can be found along … Continue reading The Korean East Coast: Gyeongpo, Gangmun, and Anmok
This is a little Myth Buster Post mixed with a great deal of nostalgia and a pinch of cynicism. Since arriving in Korea we were hearing so many things about Itaewon, some of it true, some of it not. So here goes- my personal experience and view of Itaewon. Living in a foreign country can … Continue reading Itaewon- Seoul