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Visit South Korea

South Korea travel guide

Visit South Korea.

In February 2015 I was living in Beijing and wondering what to do with my two week break for Chinese New Year. It had been a lifelong dream of mine to visit Tokyo, but the costs were looking crazy.

Then, a buddy of mine recommended South Korea. Moreover, he insisted that a friend would let me crash at his apartment in Seoul! It seemed too good an opportunity to turn down. Hence I set off on a two week jaunt that saw me explore the capital, before taking in the cities of Jeonju and Busan.

Ingwansan Mountain Seoul Korea

Visit South Korea: Ingwansan Mountain.

I really enjoyed my Korean experiences, although I never imaged I’d go back. However, that changed in April 2019 when I found myself finishing up yet another teaching contract in China.

As fate would have it, my old travel buddy Wonderboy was now living in the Korean city of Daegu. Furthermore, my brother and his fiancee were stationed in Jeonju. I hadn’t seen him in over two years, thus a return to Korea felt like a no-brainer.

Visit South Korea.

Visit South Korea: Tapsa Temple.

To find out all the details of my two trips to South Korea, feel free to dive into my articles on:




Maisan Mountain

Tapsa Temple



Yongmunsa Temple

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