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Hwangnidan-Gil: Gyeongju’s Trendiest Street

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in | Comments Off on Hwangnidan-Gil: Gyeongju’s Trendiest Street

The one thing that has always impressed me about Gyeongju was the fact that everyone in this area has been there numerous times and still it is a busy place on weekends and holidays. The reason for that, I believe, is that although the sites are centuries old, the city keeps reinventing itself. The recent trend of “instagramable” locations and cafes is flooding the city with hanbok-clad youngsters and trendy cafes. One of the more surprising changes took place...

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10 Reasons to Visit Nampo-Dong, Busan

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in | Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Visit Nampo-Dong, Busan

Photos and Words by Jason Teale 10 years ago when I first arrived to Korea, I went on a day trip to Busan with a friend who was interested in photography. We ended up in a place that had camera shops stacked almost on top of each other. I thus named this area “Camera Street” and proceeded to spend millions of won there. Years later, this moniker does not fit. The camera shops have disappeared and have been replaced...

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Getting to (and from) Gimhae Airport (PUS)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in | Comments Off on Getting to (and from) Gimhae Airport (PUS)

Gimhae Airport is the international airport closest to Ulsan, operating out of Gimhae, a small city to the east of Busan. There are a number of ways to get to the airport and this article will show you the best ways to get there. Please note times and rates are subject to change. Airport Limousine Bus This bus departs from the Taehwa Bridge underpass, by Taehwa Rotary. The ticket booth is beside the crosswalk leading to the Taehwa River Park...

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Fall Colours in Ulsan

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in | Comments Off on Fall Colours in Ulsan

Despite the reputation that Ulsan is an industrial city, there are many places around here that you can visit to enjoy the fall season. Most of the locations are accessible by bus and are really worth the visit. Take some time this weekend to check out the beautiful vistas in Ulsan. Munsu Stadium I must admit that I was surprised that this place. I didn’t think that it would be so busy but during a Sunday afternoon, there will...

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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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