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The Seamarq Hotel: Gangneung’s Best Feature

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in | Comments Off on The Seamarq Hotel: Gangneung’s Best Feature

For years I have wanted to go to the city of Gangneung specifically for the coffee. If you are unware, the city of Gangneung is Korea’s coffee city and if you know me then you know of my obsession with coffee. However, the fact that it is about a 4 hour drive there and much of that is on the smaller 2-lane highways, sort of put me off. Recently, I was given the opportunity to stay at the Seamarq...

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Bomun Lake Gyeongju

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in | Comments Off on Bomun Lake Gyeongju

During the springtime, there is no place better to go than the Bomun Lake resort area in Gyeongju. The area offers a mix traditional themes, natural vistas and modern amenities. It is this mix that draws thousands of visitors to the lakeside every year to watch it burst with colour. Spring is arguably the best season to visit the area as the roads and lakeside paths are lined with cherry blossoms. One of the best ways to explore the...

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in | Comments Off on Guryongpo

If you have ever ventured up to Pohang chances are that you have visited the hands at Homigot, but I am sure that you probably haven’t explored the village of Guryongpo. This seaside village has a lot to offer with a unique glimpse into Korea’s colonial past. Like most places up towards Pohang, there are a ton of restaurants where you can get a course-style seafood dinner. Many local tourists head there to get a fill of fresh king...

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The New Face of Itaewon

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in | Comments Off on The New Face of Itaewon

For many years itaewon had a reputation for being a seedy place. Full of foreign bars and hooks where one could get anything from blackmarket goods to a night in jail. It was a place few Koreans dared to step foot in, especially after the infamous 1997 Itaewon murder. However, much has changed since those dark years and Itaewon is now a culturally rich neighbourhood full of artists, chefs, and a vibrant  cafe scene. While some parts may still...

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Top 5 Things to Do in Ulsan on a Budget

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in | Comments Off on Top 5 Things to Do in Ulsan on a Budget

During the long weekend or any weekend for that matter, people tend to leave Ulsan for more “exciting” places. However, there are some great places within Ulsan that are probably just as exciting without the time it takes to travel. If you have limited time our resources these can also be a great alternative to shelling out the money it would take to get up to Seoul for a weekend. 1. The Taehwa River Grand Park Few places offer...

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Jujeon Beach

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in | Comments Off on Jujeon Beach

Jujeon Beach is one of those places that I feel (maybe incorrectly) is a hidden attraction. While Ilsan beach is packed full of bars and restaurants catering to foreign tastes, Jujeon is a little more traditional. Lacking a sandy beach like Ilsan, it may not be the best place for sunbathing but that certainly doesn’t stop the families from bringing their tents out. Over the years Jujeon has seen quite a bit of development. New roads have been built...

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Buddha’s Birthday Guide

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in | Comments Off on Buddha’s Birthday Guide

It is that time of year again. Ulsan city and temples across the nation are decorated with beautiful lanterns. We have put together a short guide to some of the temples around the area that you can visit to view the beautiful lanterns and take in the festivities. While Ulsan may not be on the map for the most exciting places to visit during this time, it is located extremely close to many important temples which you can get to...

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Gamcheon Culture Village

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in | Comments Off on Gamcheon Culture Village

  We have written about Ulsan’s very own culture/art village before but the one that gets all the attention is located in Busan, deep into the heart of Busan. I may even go so far as to say that this place may have been the inspiration for many of the colourful villages around the country. While the rest of Busan looks modern, especially upscale places like Haeundae and Centum City, Gamcheon and the surrounding area remind visitors that Busan...

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The Eternal Landscape: The 10th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in | Comments Off on The Eternal Landscape: The 10th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson

If you are traveling to Seoul then you should not miss this exhibition. Even if you are not into photography, this exhibition covers a lot of history from Europe, the USA and Asia. You will see portraits of famous people from Martin Luther King to Marilyn Monroe. From Carl Jung to Pablo Picasso. Examples of his work can be seen here.  There is something that just resonates in your soul when you look at these iconic photos with soft...

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Jeju O’sulloc Tea Museum

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in | Comments Off on Jeju O’sulloc Tea Museum

    Words and Photos by Jason Teale There are a lot of hidden gems on Jeju Island and about a million tourist traps as well. There is the Teddy Bear Museum, the Chocolate Museum, The glass museum and about a million more scattered across the island. Not to mention there is the Hello Kitty Island (also a museum), the Jeju Loveland (a museum of sorts) and Daeyoo Land Shooting range. However, one of the more charming places that...

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