November 1, 2017 Joy and I are capping our nearly two-week excursion in a city that I have long wanted to visit – Jeonju, the capital of North Jeolla province. To be honest, I have never heard of the city until I started watching The Return of Superman. Jeonju is a usual haunt of Lee … Continue reading South Korea Day 11: The Village!
October 31, 2017 After our long and exasperating first day at Yonggungsa and Gamcheon Cultural Village, Joy and I decided to explore Taejongdae Park. Our friends who have been there two weeks earlier did recommend it to us. Before proceeding there, we had to pack our things and prepare for yet another journey. After Busan, … Continue reading South Korea Day 10: The Hundred and One Tales of Taejongdae
October 30, 2017 From Haeundae Beach area, Joy and I rode the subway to Seomyeon station. It underground station is intersection of Busan Subway Lines 1 and 2 and is connected to underground shopping malls such as the Lotte World Underground Shopping Center of Busan and Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center. The area surrounding the station … Continue reading South Korea Day 9: Transforming the Village
October 30, 2017 Although we still have a couple more of days to scour every part of Korea that we can, Joy and I woke up to the realization that our South Korean journey is drawing to a close. It feels like the days quickly passed by and it is already our ninth day. If … Continue reading South Korea Day 9: Busan and the Sea
October 29, 2017 Bulguksa has revived our spiritual stamina but the healthy Korean buffet we fad after revived our physical stamina. Moreover, it was our cheapest meal in South Korea and it was all worth it. It was just unfortunate that we couldn’t make it to Seokguram Grotto. Although it was technically part of the … Continue reading South Korea Day 8: The Warmth of Gyeongju
October 29, 2017 Our first day in Gyeongju has been a truly memorable one. Despite the crowd and their suffocating presence, Joy and I had a wonderful time stamping our presence all over the place. We basked in the history and the Gyeongju scene. Even though we have been here for just a short while, … Continue reading South Korea Day 8: Falling in Love With Gyeongju
October 28, 2017 And our Gyeongju excursion After exploring every nook and cranny of Daereungwon Park, Joy and I explored further. All over the park and its proximities are numerous mounds. There is a tranquility that I felt while we were walking around. It is miles away from the tumult of urban life, something that … Continue reading South Korea Day 7: Making Dreams Soar!
October 28, 2017 Voltaire's departure left a gaping hole. On our first Saturday morning in South Korea, Joy and I woke up with lesser enthusiasm – the future is bleak because we haven’t prepared for our southern trip. The only thing going on our favor is that Joy and I are so used to each … Continue reading South Korea Day 7: The Train to… Gyeongju!
October 26, 2017 While my friend was preparing our South Korea itinerary, he browsed through the internet for the best activities to do in South Korea during the autumn season. One activity piqued his attention – temple stay. To say that he was keen on doing it was an understatement; he made sure it was … Continue reading South Korea Day 5: Jingwansa Temple Stay
October 25, 2017 When my friends were organizing our South Korea itinerary, this was the part I was looking forward most to. Although I tried to obscure it from my companions, I can't deny to myself how ecstatic I am and when the day finally arrived, contain it I could no longer do. But it … Continue reading South Korea Day 4: Autumn in Full Bloom