Tag: South Korea

Travelogue: Seoul and Jeju (South Korea), Oct 2018

Travelogue: Seoul and Jeju (South Korea), Oct 2018

I was having my nails painted one week before the Korea trip. “Jeju 好像会有海啸,” the manicurist told me that Jeju might have Tsunami. She had checked the weather forecast and was planning to change her travel plans. That was one of the many things that…

14 Places to visit in Seoul (Autumn)

14 Places to visit in Seoul (Autumn)

Thankfully, our flight from Jeju to Gimpo airport was uneventful, unlike our flight from Singapore to Jeju. It was almost evening by the time we settled in our accommodation at Ever8 Residence (serviced apartments). So we had Nene Chicken for dinner and slept early for…

What to Eat in Seoul, South Korea? | 15 Food Choices

What to Eat in Seoul, South Korea? | 15 Food Choices

We spent a whole week in Seoul, and that meant lots of time to try out different restaurants! Click and jump to your preferred restaurant: MiGaBon 味加本 (Porridge) Bon-Juk (Porridge) Myeongdong Kyoja (Noodles and Dumplings) Tosokchon Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) Jinwonjo Dak Hanmari (Chicken Soup)…

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Village and Tongin Market in a Day

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Village and Tongin Market in a Day

Out of the ample choices of palaces, hanbok villages, and traditional markets in Seoul, we shortlisted one of each “type” to visit. We covered them all in one day. Jump to your preferred attractions: Of Palaces in Seoul Gyeongbokgung Palace (Other attractions in and around…

Travelogue: Guide to Jeju (South Korea), Oct 2018

Travelogue: Guide to Jeju (South Korea), Oct 2018

Ten years later, I was back at the beautiful island of Jeju. Yet, travelling with a girlfriend is vastly different from travelling with a husband and a 16-month-old toddler. I breath in the crisp air. It was turning autumn this time too. The autumn weather…

What to Do in Jeju, South Korea? | 11 Places to Go

What to Do in Jeju, South Korea? | 11 Places to Go

In beautiful Jeju, there are many trails to hike and climb, sea breeze to feel against your face, and mountain top experience to revel in. The focus of our trip was nature and the pace was to go slow. Turns out, my itinerary was still…

What to Eat in Jeju, South Korea? | 21 Food Choices

What to Eat in Jeju, South Korea? | 21 Food Choices

You will have no lack of food options in Jeju. In any case, there’s McDonald’s to fall back on. Here’s a list of those food that we have tried, plus others that were on our list but our stomachs have no more space for them.…

Guide to Driving in Jeju: Lotte Rent-A-Car and GPS phone numbers

Guide to Driving in Jeju: Lotte Rent-A-Car and GPS phone numbers

Jeju’s intercity bus system has improved since I was there ten years ago. Still, bus is not a convenient option. The waiting time for the bus is quite long and the bus stops are sparsely located around the island. With a toddler in tow, driving…

Review of Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence

Review of Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence

To prepare meals for our toddler, we needed an accommodation with kitchen. Better still, if it’s at a convenient location. It was a tough search before we found Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence (www.ever8.co.kr) that best met our criteria. Location Ever8 Serviced Residence (“Ever8”) is in…

3 Famous Waterfalls of Jeju with a Baby

3 Famous Waterfalls of Jeju with a Baby

Jeongbang Falls, Cheonjeyeon Falls, and Cheonjiyeon Falls are 3 famous waterfalls of Jeju island. They are located in Seogwipo, the southern part of the island. To find the exact locations, key in the following GPS phone numbers* into the GPS of your rented car or…

Nami Island for Children

Nami Island for Children

This is my fourth and final post about Nami Island! Can’t believe I wrote so much about a tiny island. I wanted to specifically dedicate one post for children, because of how child friendly Nami Island is. It was designated the 14th UNICEF Child-Friendly Park…

What to Eat at Nami Island, Seoul

What to Eat at Nami Island, Seoul

The rain poured the moment we stepped foot on Nami Island. Light drizzle was still fine for us, but the sky had other plans. We needed a shelter soon. We were hungry too – didn’t have breakfast. Without any research, we didn’t know what to…