Korea

Changdeokgung Palace and its Secret Garden

While Gyeongbokgung is considered Korea’s main palace, Changdeokgung and its secret garden actually served as the primary royal residence from the early 1600s – 1800s. I’ve been twice now, once in late spring and recently mid-autumn, and it’s definitely one…

10 Quirky Things to Do in Seoul

If you’re looking for some of the more quirky things to do in Seoul, then this list is for you! Did you know Seoul was one of the must-visit cities in 2017? Both NatGeo and Lonely Planet named it in their 2017 lists.…

A Storybook Escape from Seoul

One aspect of Korean culture that absolutely charmed me was the way it celebrates its European influences. There’s something undeniably cute about their approach to things like Paris or the “Little Prince.” In my two years, I thoroughly enjoyed spending weekends…

Seoul Mansion Review, A Lovely Guesthouse in Busy Hongdae

I’ve been wanting to stay in Seoul Mansion for a little while now. When I realized it was in Hongdae and close to a subway stop, I knew I had to stay there for my last night in Korea. This…

The Dreamy Camera Cafe: An Escape from Seoul

If you’re looking to get out of Seoul for a day, then you HAVE to visit the Dreamy Camera Cafe for one of the loveliest experiences in Korea. If you know anything about me, I have a thing for unique…

Hotel Maui DDM Review

I always knew I would be traveling around Seoul after my contract finished. I wanted to try staying in different parts of the city since Elissa, with whom I normally stayed, had already left for the States. One of the…