A personal perspective of the protest against the President in Gwangju, South Korea’s most democratic and liberal region
South Korea’s Gangnam is more than a Kpop song and high-end shopping – here are some other things you can do in this modern part of Seoul.
Wonder what it’s like to live in traditional Korean housing? Here’s a review of my Hanok experience
Gearing up for winter in South Korea and checking out the Gangwon region during ski season
Searching for street art in Seoul – I explored Ihwa Mural Village, Mullae, Apgujeong Graffiti Tunnel and Hongdae
Discovering K-culture in Seoul – K-newbie me gets my first taste of the Hallyu wave at 3 popular Hallyu tourism spots in Seoul.
Besides recounting my own travels and posting my travel inspirations here on The Occasional Traveller, I do a bit of writing here and there on the side, and one of the newer sites I’m a contributing writer to is Epicure & Culture, run by the lovely Jessie from Jessie on a Journey who is currently my blog mentor and puts up with all my stupid questions and terrible time management… much love! Here’s the first post that I wrote for E&C – it’s based on my journals about South Korean food from my very first solo trip, aka the Seoul …
Here’s the story of how I made a friend on my first solo trip overseas
Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! If there’s one thing you notice about the Koreans from their celebrities, other than their perfectly symmetrical faces, it’s their flawless skin. Beauty is big business in Korea – for the locals and the tourists alike. Just walking around Myeongdong one evening, there were beauty shops every few steps. You can always tell that the beauty shops are around – because of their very prominent and enthusiastic promoters each shop employs – whether it’s costumes, …
I’m not a foodie. My take on food is that it’s mostly for survival – I eat to live and I hardly go out of the way just for a good meal. Also, I don’t believe you should eat anything you don’t want to eat – I love my comfort food, I don’t like vegetables and my mum has given up on getting me to eat them after all this time. So eating out in Seoul on my own was going to be challenging. Not only would the language barrier be an issue in ordering food, I knew I was …