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Travel Report: First Presbyterian Church of Daegu, South Korea.

April 2019. Wonderboy and I were strolling around Daegu’s historic district when we found ourselves instinctively gazing up at the soaring twin spires of the city’s First Presbyterian Church. It’s literally impossible to miss, perched as it is atop Cheongna Hill and accessed via the dramatic stone steps of Independence Movement Road. So up we […]

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Travel Report: Haeundae Beach – Busan, Korea.

February 2015. Not only is Haeundae considered the prettiest of Busan’s two beaches, but do a bit of digging around online and you’ll find a bucket of platitudes along the lines of “The most gorgeous beach in South Korea”. My own Haeundae experience came on a grey, chilly February weekday morning. While it’s safe to […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Busan, Korea.

February 2015. The final stop of my two and a half week jaunt around Korea came in the southeastern coastal city of Busan. I arrived on the extraordinary bullet train, probably the smoothest, most comfortable long-distance train journey I’ve ever experienced. Happiest of all, as anyone who’s seen the zombie apocalypse movie Train to Busan […]

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Travel Report: On the Seoul Subway, South Korea.

February 2015. I’ve never really done a travel report like this before. Maybe it’s because I normally associate subway journeys with claustrophobia, stress, inconvenience and smelly armpits. But in Seoul all my experiences were a total breeze, from the wide, spotless ultra-modern carriages to the pleasingly icy air con and abundance of available seats. Sure, […]

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