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ADVENTURE HIKING

Hiking The Ulsanbawi Trail

May 25, 2018

A step-by-step guide on one of Seoraksan’s most popular trails. Ulsanbawi is 3.8km from the entrance of the Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho. The trail begins past the Sinheungsa temple, and takes you past trickling streams into dense forests. It starts off fairly easy, with lots of flat ground and minor inclines. Labeled as one of the hardest courses in Seoraksan, this trail is no easy feat but beginners are more than able to complete the course as well. If…

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ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES

Airbnb Experiences: Homestyle Seoul Cooking 101

May 17, 2018

I’m sure many of you are aware of the ever popular travel accommodation platform called Airbnb, but did you know they now have something called Airbnb experiences? Instead of only hosting a place to stay, people can now offer up classes and experiences to the world, some of them extremely unique (like this wolf encounter for example OMG). It’s a great way to do something you’ve always wanted to do or never thought of, as well as getting to know…

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TRAVEL

Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul

May 15, 2018

The Jongmyo Shrine is not far off from the Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces, but it most certainly gives off a different vibe from the rest. The royal ancestral rites (also known as Jongmyo Jerye) is still carried out to this day, along with ceremonies of memorial services and traditional music (Jongmyo Jeryeak). On top of the shrine itself, both ceremonies have also been designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The main hall, Jeongjeon, houses the spirit tablets of the…

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Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

May 11, 2018

A walk through the Bukchon Hanok Village, which literally translates to “northern village”, will take you back in time to the streets of the Joseon Dynasty. The neighbourhood is relatively quiet, and for a very good reason. Home to many average Koreans, it is more of a residential area than a tourist destination, though you can find a couple boutique stores here and there. Tucked in between the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, it is a frequent pit stop by visitors…

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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

May 7, 2018

Arguably the most popular and beautiful palace on the list, the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace is so vast that it easily took me an hour and a half just to cover it all (though looking at the layout now, i’m not sure i even covered the entire place  – click here for the full layout). It served as the main royal palace during the Joseon dynasty until it was burnt down during the Japanese invasion. King Gojong recommissioned the…

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LED Rose Garden at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul

May 3, 2018

‘Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson’ I’m pretty sure most of you have seen these famous LED flowers somewhere, be it on social media or Korean dramas. This place was flocked with young couples and lovers, and for a moment i felt like the odd one out since i was there alone. Located in the vicinity of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, this installation was actually…

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