Hello Kitty Island- Jeju Island

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

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Hiking getaway: Gyeryongsan Mountain and Donghaksa Temple

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

Hiking getaway: Songnisan National Park

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

The Korean East Coast: Gyeongpo, Gangmun, and Anmok

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

Travel Jeju Island – Part 2

Previously... In Part one of the Jeju Island chronicles, I explored Jeju City via the Golden Bus. In this post, I will explain attractions that are not so easily reached, or may require a bit more effort from your side. Jeju Starlight World Planetarium How to reach it:¬†Take Bus 500 from Jeju International Airport to … Continue reading Travel Jeju Island – Part 2

Jimjilbangs and overcoming your fear of nudity

Korea is known for their traditional spa experiences, or as the locals call it - Jimjilbang. The jimjilbang is a mix between a sauna, a steam room, and a Turkish bath house. Here is the breakdown... Reception: Here you will pay for your experience, receive two towels, a key chain and get an outfit to … Continue reading Jimjilbangs and overcoming your fear of nudity