Most people in Korea takes public transport especially subway. I’m not so sure about prices of cars, but I can definitely say that to refill petrol in Korea is like pumping money into your car like water. It’s so expensive! Continue reading
You’ve probably tried or heard of sweet and sour rice or sweet and sour fish, but have you come across with a sweet and sour drink? Continue reading
Time to cut the slack, pack my lazy bones and shove it out the windows. Seoul Metropolitan Government has finally disclosed the long awaited mission for 2014 Global Seoul Mates just a few days ago. Certainly feeling anxious yet excited at the same time, this will be my very first mission from the day I had been given the honor to be a part of Seoul Mate community. Continue reading
You had finally booked your first flight to Seoul and searching for more information about places to visit while you are there. Probably you might be also thinking “if only there’s a way to cut some budget”.
I had traveled to Seoul twice and with some understanding of the Korean cultures and time spent researching about Korea, so I thought of making a list that could be of some help about ways to keep your money to your own pocket. Continue reading
Searching for a place to stay during our trip was quite challenging, not only that we wanted to get the lowest rate possible, location is another factor which will affect our choices of accommodation such as transportation and convenient shops.
What could caught your sight more than this building? Ssamziegil (or Ssamjie Gil) built in the middle of Insadong street in 2004 by Ssamzie Co. Ltd. The huge korean alphabet “ㅆ” which is supposedly the main icon as well as the the first letter of the name of this building “ss”. Continue reading
Decorations changes with season in Ssamji Gil, a modern building in the mid of the cultural district of Insadong.
Suwon is accessible through subway and just a around couple of hours (from Seoul) if not mistaken. Definitely worth a visit to hike the Fortress.
Volcanoes plays a big part in Jeju Island, as the island is dominated by Hallasan at it’s center, an extinct volcano 1,950 meters high and the highest mountain in South Korea. The remainder of the island is formed by about 360 smaller “Oreum” cones surrounding the Hallasan volcano.
The basalt-and-lava island was formed entirely from volcanic eruptions many many centuries ago with only minor volcanic activity since. Jeju-do’s location in the ocean, south of the mainland of Korea gives is a subtropical climate, warmer than the rest of Korea, with an annual mean temperature of about 16°C, and four distinct seasons. Continue reading
It’s just another normal Saturday, I was looking at blogs and editing my posts, suddenly a postmen appeared in front of my door while shouting “Poslaju…” (Poslaju is a National Post in Malaysia if you are wondering). I thought it was a parcel for my family, but I’m shocked to find that it was for me. I wasn’t really expecting anything so, I’m truly excited! Continue reading
Have you wondered what to do in Hongdae? Other than the Free Market, there are many more ways to spend your time in this awesome place!
Recently, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award which is pass down from blogger to blogger, originated from Germany with the meaning of “dearest”, “kindest”. A sincere big thanks to the one who have given me this honor, costaricatravelblog.com! I had noticed the Liebster logo in some blogs though I have no idea what that award is about. After some research online, I came to know that it was actually a nomination for newer blogs which is worth noticing and reading with followers lower than 200. Continue reading
Free Market or Flea Market?
This struck my mind when I was searching for more info about Hongdae for the first time. So, the fact is, it’s actually called “Hongdae Free Market” and not Flea Market. The booths selling handmade products by mostly university students, are arranged in a way like those in a flea market and held during every Saturday throughout March ~ November ever since year 2002. Continue reading
It was just 40 minutes ago since I close my Facebook and the next minute I turn it on, I came across the tragic news about MH17 piling up my news feed which is carrying 259 passengers including 15 crews, had been shot down in the Ukraine airspace.
I send my sincere prayers out to the families of those on board MH17…
A calm and beautiful evening at Gwanghwamun Square, after a long and tiring walk at Cheonggyecheon stream, and finally felt like taking a rest while looking out at the busy streets, minus the stress and tenseness which used to catch up with our life without fail.