Category: South Korea

Suwon and Seoul

Suwon is a suburb of Seoul and famous for its fortress walls which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first evening we tackled the eastern side. The about 200 years old walls are well maintained and offer various viewpoints of the city. After all the walking we got...
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Korea here we are again

Good news first, Hazel’s fingers are recovering well and at the time of writing, they are almost back to 100%. We just came back to Singapore for a few days before heading to Perth. Read all about our twelve days in Korea in this and the next post. BBQ...
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An Impressive Trip to the Demilitarized Zone

Today Hazel and I went to a day trip to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea (DMZ). We had chosen USO as our tour operator as they are affiliated with the US army and had a good reputation. It would turn out that it was indeed a...
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Much Soul in Seoul

Monday, September 2, 2013 After having toured the east of Korea and Jeju Island it was time for Seoul. Already on the approach to Gimpo Airport we realized what a huge city we were about to explore. In fact metropolitan Seoul with its 25 million people is the second...
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Jeju Island

A short one hour flight brought us to Jeju Island a few hundred kilometers south of the main Korean Peninsula. Jeju Island is a very popular with domestic and international tourists alike and we were kind of happy that it was the end of the high season and that...
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Down the East Coast to from Samcheok to Busan

A bus brought us to the town of Samcheok where we found a conveniently located motel next to the bus terminal. Once again the tourist information office was excellent and gave us a handy bus time table for the main attractions in the region – what a service! So...
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Hello Korea – We love you already

Already on your flight with Korean Air from Beijing to Seoul we started to experience the hospitality of Korea. Fantastic service – not a given in the airline industry these days. After we had arrived at Seoul’s Gimpo airport we headed straight to Chuncheon about 70 minutes east of...
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