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Asia » South Korea » Seoul » Jung-gu » Myeong-dong December 4th 2019

Hi fellows , If you can believe it or not I have made a trip to South Korea and specifically to Seoul . I wanted to to this since I was a little fella and now my dream dreams came true . its was a lovely trip if I reflect what I did and of course to not forget whatI have eaten . It was one of the best experiences I have ever made . I love the culture and the food haha , It actually so good not gonna lie . I mean if I would live there I would never cook at home again . Because the restaurants aren't that expensive and the food is extremely delicious . This time I was alone and I am just amazed by the beauty of the city ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Busan October 30th 2019

I'm liking these 50 min. Flights! Flying into Busan in daylight, really helps to understand the geographical landscape of the city. The 2nd largest in South Korea. Huge forested mountains and tall skyscraper buildings in every nook and cranny and beautiful beaches along side. I don't think we've been to a city with so many beaches , beautiful clean soft sand within minutes of the tube station and also within minutes of a woodland walk. The weather has continued to be lovely, though the Koreans are all now wearing puffy jackets !(It's 20C) So we've had our last few days of the trip exploring the city. Cultural and the largest department store..in the World....(they say) Our daily bit of fun has been trying to beat the gangs of little old ladies to the lifts in the ... read more
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Gyeongju old capital of the Silla Kingdom
Art on the beach,  Dadaepo

Asia » South Korea » Jeju October 26th 2019

Jeju Great few days driving around in Jeju. The drivers are much more aggressive drivers and keen Red light jumpers! So quite surprised that car hire is so cheap and accidental accident etc. Is waived. The weather has proved to be much better than we thought and ideal for sightseeing. On our first day we went by ferry to U-do island and decided to cycle around it...it's only about 16kms all the way round ( youngsters seem to prefer electric bikes!) We felt that we deserved our Fish lunch, which included octopus, squid and abalone. It was delicious. It's a volcanic island and has lava dry stone walls surrounding small fields of peanuts. They also do great peanut ice-cream! We were able to watch the old lady divers who were 'fishing' at various points around the ... read more
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Pork BBQ
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Asia » South Korea » Seoul October 8th 2019

And we're back!!! And this time, with the whole family. Quite a challenge to manage our folks because of their age...but then again, it was not that bad as expected. Actually, it was a very good experience, and very good it was. We arrived late because of the delays (What's new?), but spirits are still up. Unfortunately, public transport is no more so we need to take private cars. We spoke to one and agreed with the price and went off to the parking lot only to find that he drives a pick up.... and we are 8!!! Funny is that the driver insisted to put us all in to which I objected...then a misunderstanding broke. On one side is a Korean guy speaking in Korea, and on the other a Filipino guy talking in English..... ... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Seoul August 5th 2019

The Gwanjung markets is an undercover clothes by day/food by night market. The Netflix series ā€˜street food', the Seoul episode, focused on this market and one proprietor in particular. We had a snack of kimchi + meat dumplings there, washed down with a cold Cass beer, before heading off to another stall to have Toppoki (rice cakes with chilli pepper sauce) and Gimbap, a Korean type of nori roll filled with beatle leaf, rice and vegetables. While we were eating, we noticed photos of British chef Gordon Ramsay , and as we left, the owner insisted on feeding us more gimbap like she did to Gordon! Afterward, we stopped by a really nice craft brew pub near our hotel which was blasting K pop videos! The next day, we headed off early to wander around the ... read more
Gwanjang market
Photo of Gordon Ramsay wating at Gwanjang market
Bukchon Hanok villiage

Asia » South Korea » DMZ August 2nd 2019

Trip 2019 has gotten off to a great start. Bill and I arrived to Seoul on a warm, humid evening. After a swift immigration and baggage collection we boarded a KAL Limousine bus to our hotel in downtowan Seoul (Jung-gu). We wandered around neigbouring Myeongdong distrct to familiarise ourselves and search for something to eat. Myeongdong was everything I expected ā€“ dazzling lights, a plethora of shops (in particular K-beauty cosmetic shops) and a bustling street food scene. We finally settled for authentic Korean crispy chicken and beer, the air conditioned restaurant a respite from the opressive humidity. An early start for our tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom the next day. Earlier in the week, I had received an email from the original tour I had booked a ... read more
3rd inflitration tunnel
Panoramic view of North Korea
On the way to the Dora observatory

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju July 8th 2019

One day art night __Dein Night Market in Gwangju I felt like sharing my trip in Gwangju, SouthKorea in the hot early summer season. My love, a favorite is an art. walking alone around Gwangju city which is called as an art city to find a small gallery places or special exhibition held in the museum is my precious moment for me. Gwangju is actually full of art around the whole city. If I head to downtown, easy to find a small museum or taking a look around to find something new in Asia culture center. In a nearby, there is one market, Dein Night Market which is known as the Night Culture Market, the most famous tourist market in Gwanju. I found the art there. After watching playing baseball at KIA champions field ( Korea ... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Gwangju July 8th 2019

July 8th Get excited D-4 for a swimming championship in Gwangju I'm actually living in a place, Gwangju, South Korea. However, I still feel as if I keep traveling around the city with living, so I decided to start to write my long Journey. These days, since the most heated Swimming championship. FINA 2019 is coming, whole around Gwangju city and citizens get excited about the big worldwide water festival. Around the city, the various festival has been held to welcome FINA. Last time, My friends took me Kpop music concert where BTS or Twice (KPOP idols) were coming and we were screaming at each moment even though I was not a big fan of K-pop idols. Gwangju is the first city which hosts FINA swimming championship in South Korea. This city is one of the ... read more
ACC Asia Cultural Center
Suri and Dari

Asia » South Korea June 24th 2019

Going from point A to point B without fear of getting lost had been no longer a problem for people like me who has poor sense of direction, thanks to google maps. South Korea although having very cheap and probably the fastest internet access do not have a full functioning google maps. You can see the blue dot in there but the accuracy of your destination is not very dependable nor that dot actually seemed not to be going anywhere. So there was always a sense of panic that we are getting lost or my two kids will soon be reaching their walking quota and started whinging before I found our next destination. I feel so unsure but at the same time I do not want to take a cab when I know our destination is ... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Jeju April 22nd 2019

Our first stop on this island was at a museum which demonstrated all the cultural things of Korea. Nicely done and mercifully not too long. Loved the grandfather god carved out of volcanic rock for protection. Got one for the bottom of our garden! Not as big as the one in the photo I hasten to add! Later on at the coast we had to use our imagination yet again to see a dragon in a rock. We saw the dragon , a crocodile and a koala! Don't think we were supposed to see all these! Finally a trip to the local market. These are always good as the fresh live fish on show are fascinating as well as the bizarre meats. Back on board we are celebrating Easter with Easter egg display. We missed the ... read more
Stefan and volcanic pizza oven!
Grandfather god
Crocodile maybe??




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