Jeju Air

The first time I flew to Jeju was with Asiana Airlines, thanks to a booking done by my tour agency (Chan Brothers). The second time, we were travelling on our own from Seoul to Jeju. There are two ways of doing this: the first is via ferry (which would take about 5 hours), and the […]

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PLAY K-POP (Jeju)

We came here a few years as part of our tour itinerary – my memory of it may be a wee bit hazy, but by no means inaccurate! Jeju Jungmun Resort presents the digital theme park “PLAY K-POP” where new media technology and K-pop music meet. The Live Holo Concert, a hologram concert, gives more […]

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Lotteria: Fast Food Chain

I was told that I had to try Lotteria in Korea. It’s like the equivalent of McDonalds and KFC, and it is BIG in Korea. So naturally, I assumed that it was a Korean fast food chain. I was wrong! Lotteria is a chain of fast food restaurants in East Asia that grew out of its first shop in Tokyo, Japan in September […]

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Korean-Chinese Cultural Center (Incheon)

As part of our trip to Incheon’s Chinatown, we decided to have a look at the Korean-Chinese Cultural Center, not so much because we hadn’t any clue about Chinese culture, but we wanted to see how it adapted and evolved in Korea. The Korean-Chinese Cultural Center was built by the Jung-gu District of Incheon to […]

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CAFÉ CHAIN: Miss Lee Café (Insadong)

I heard that this cafeé chain was very famous, but the first question that came to my mind was: “Who’s Miss Lee?” To be honest, I still don’t know, but it doesn’t matter. Miss Lee Café is easily spotted from far away, thanks to who I can only assume is Miss Lee, perched on a bench […]

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DMZ Tour (Imjingak, Dorasan Observatory, 3rd Tunnel, Dorasan Station)

When I went to summer school in the summer of 2017, it was at the peak of tensions between North & South Korea. I remember a conversation we had with a Korea University student in class: we had to talk about our fears, and he listed ‘North Korea’ as his top fear. South Korea is […]

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Myeongdong 56th: Army Stew in Seoul

It seems that most people know about army stew when you talk about Korean cuisine, and so we knew we couldn’t go without at least having one meal of army stew on any of our trips to Korea. For the unacquainted, Budae-jjigae (부대찌개; literally “army base stew”) or sausage stew is a type of jjigae (stew), made with ham, sausage, spam, baked beans, kimchi and gochujang.[ The dish […]

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