(Mis)adventures in Tongyeong

Oh, Tongyeong. You were such an experience. I had been wanting to visit this port city for quite some time, and when I had a three-day weekend in early June, I decided to do a bit of solo traveling for…

Gokseong Rose Festival: There’s a Massive Garden in the Middle of …

If you happen to be passing through Korea in May, one of the events you should try and catch is the Gokseong Rose Festival. Head down to the Korean countryside and between seeing Damyang’s bamboo forest, Boseong’s green tea fields,…

Spring in Namwon

Spring in Korea has sprung! I bring you postcards from Namwon, the City of Love. It’s probably one of the most charming places in the country, and I couldn’t have been put in a better location. As Korea’s own Verona, it’s…

8 Lessons Learned from a Buddhist Temple Stay

If you remember from one of my former posts, my school took us to a Buddhist temple called Naesosa to experience a temple stay one June weekend. While it was an awesome experience, I don’t know that I’d do it…

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea’s Main Royal Palace

One of the biggest must-see things to do in Korea and Seoul has to be Gyeongbokgung Palace. If Germany has the Neuschwanstein Castle and France has Versailles, Korea has the five grand palaces of Seoul. Gyeongbokgung Palace, the “Northern” one, is…

Best Places in Korea: Top 15 in 2015

Korea, Korea, Korea… I’m so happy I came back and decided to stay on long term (right now the plan is for three years). When I lived in Seoul, I was eighteen, infatuated with K-pop and Kyuhyun, and over all┬álazy.…