I'm going back to South Korea in March/April 2017. I'll be spending time in Busan and Seoul but have about a week in between. I visited Jeju and Gyeongju in 2014 and I'm keen to see different destinations on this trip. I was tossing up trying to get out to Ulleung-do, I'd like to go to Haeinsa, and I have been told that south Jeolla province is nice. I like hiking but have a dodgy knee so prefer shorter walks, and I will be using public transport to get around. So where would you go if…
I'm flying from Vladivostok to Seattle via Incheon. The flight from VVO-ICN is on Aeroflot. ICN-SEA is on Asiana. They are NOT partner airlines. I have a carryon and a checked bag. Layover is 5 hours. What's the best way handle the checked bag and transit lane. I have never had a connecting international flight, let aline 2 different airlines and a checked bag. All help is appreciated.
Hi, I will be in Gwangju soon, I want to trek on the Mudeungsan mountain, there seems to be a couple of entrances, would someone tell me the differences? which one would you recommand?
And restaurant suggestions would be very appreciated and anything you think about
Hello, I plan to hike seoraksan using this route on a dayhike Osaek - Daecheongbong - Huiungak shelter - Yangpok shelter - Bisondae
my question is how will I go to Osaek ranger station? I only read on blogs after alighting at Sokcho Inter city bus terminal is to ride a 7 or 7-1 bus but I doubt it will got to Osaek? Please help. thanks
Hello everyone :)
I plan on going to South Korea for about 2 weeks, starting from October 1st. I want to find a good hike to feel and experience some of Korea's nature. I was thinking about 4-6 days, and the good options I've come across so far are:
Jirisan National Park
Songnisan National Park
Jeju Olle Trail
Sleeping in campsites is not a problem, although to my understanding, some of Korea's hikes has small huts to sleep in.
I would love to hike all over the country, but due to limited time, one…
A few questions that hopefully some more seasoned Korea travellers/locals can help out with!
First, I have a North Korean visa in my passport - having never been to the South before, should I expect some questioning at the airport (or, worse, refused entry?!)? Anyone had experience with this?
Secondly, here's the current itinerary - it's very rushed as unfortunately we only have a week to travel but here goes:
Day 1 Seoul (arrive on plane early in the morning)
Day 2 Seoul
Day 3 Seoul
how and where can I book train tickets
My friend and I need to go from Gwangju to Seoul beginning of September.
I just can't find prices, time tables, type of train.
I know there is a express train that runs between the two cities.
thank you so much
We have allowed ourselves a week to do that in the beginning of Sep. we will fly in and out of Jeju airport. Here are a handful of questions:
1) which direction to take(clockwise or anticlockwise) in order to take advantage of wind?
2) reliable bike shop recommendations. And the rough costs. Do they rent out panniers?
3) recommended stopovers.
4) recommended places to sleep: guesthouse, hostel, homestay, campsite, budget hotel
5) any other tips.
Thank you in advance!
After much deliberation on my summer Holiday I will be going to South Korea and Taiwan for 1.5 weeks each from mid August to early September. I'm very excited but I do have my concerns about food. I try and keep a reasonably healthy diet which is easy when you have the facilities to cook for your self but less so on holiday. I would like to know what snacks or meals I should be looking at when in South Korea (and Taiwan) that will be healthy, possibly low carb and will keep me going…