Since I started to watch Korean movies and dramas I was dreaming to visit this country. This desire grew stronger after an encounter with a girl, that I met in Kyoto. She was living in South Korea for some years, back then and her stories from this country made me want even more to go there!
And here it is the day when we depart for South Korea! Happy, anxious, a bit nervous and ready to live that experience. The flight was nice, also because from an unknown to us reason, we got an upgrade to business class, thank you Qatar Airways! I think we got a bit lucky 🙂
Are you still considering or not very sure about taking a trip to South Korea? Well, you shouldn’t think too long! This country is a combination of colorful traditions, food, ancient sites and modern buildings and of course welcoming people. Our trips were mainly focused on discovering the most popular and famous places among locals and foreigners.
The surprise came from the honesty of the locals and how fast Korean Police is working. We got my boyfriend’s forgotten cell phone in a taxi by post mail at our place in Seoul!!! My chingu Mr. Park has a big share of help to this. More about this in a later post, maybe our story will help you prevent or find your lost stuff in South Korea! 🙂
We have been to 3 islands: Jeju, Udo and Geoje 🙂 We tried to go a bit out of our comfort zone and tried ATV, tried my nerves in a submarine (was intense, if you consider that I can’t swim!), took KTX , Saemaul and Mugunghwa trains, boat trip in the ocean, buses and cabs. We rented a small Kia car for exploring the Jeju island.
Our first stop?
And our host was a welcoming girl with a sweet toy poodle! You can find them at Blue Guest House1 and this is their address : 464-63 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
We stayed there just one night, and we got not a room but a studio! It had 2 double beds, a lot of space for our luggage and we had a small kitchen that we had no time to use.
This place is also very close to many local restaurants and cafes. If you travel by bus from Incheon International Airport to Seoul, then from the bus stop you’ll have to walk about 5-10 minutes – it depends how fast you walk. Also at about the same walking distance is the Hongik University!
If you walk around there after the sunset, you have a great chance to see some street performances 😉
If you walk around there during the day, then you’ll see a local market where you can bargain and get some funny stuff for you or for your friends and family.
I will write a new post about Seoul, when I tell you how we have spent our last 4 days in South Korea 🙂
A post about our trip to Jeju was posted some time ago, but you can read it here.
Travel safe and wise!