The 12 Types of Korean Hotels Explained

Decoding Korean Accommodation Looking for a hotel in Korea can be confusing – minbak, yogwan, hotel, motel guesthouse and resort are just a few of the commonly used terms for different types of hotels in South Korea and all mean something a little different.  This is a guide to the 12 main types of hotels found in Korea- and they’re …

5 of Jeju Island’s Best Cafés

Jeju is South Korea’s holiday mecca, and sells itself as a place where you can slow down and enjoy the good things in life – nature, clean air, ocean, fresh fruit, restaurants, coffee…. As a result, Jeju has a plethora of unusual and intriguing cafes. Here are some of our favorites – we consider them among Jeju Island’s best cafés. …

5 Tips to Survive Travel During Chuseok

Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, is just around the corner and it’s one of the biggest Korean holidays of the year. Unfortunately this can cause travel mayhem for the unsuspecting visitor. During Chuseok people travel en masse, usually out of Seoul to their hometown to visit parents, loaded with gift-boxes of practical household goods like coffee, spam, cooking oil, fruit or toiletries.  …

Inspiration from Korean Ceramic Roof Tiles

  An orchestra of cicadas greet us as we climb the stairs up to the subway exit at the National Museum of Korea.   We hurry into the Museum to escape the noise and intense heat. It’s our second visit, so room after room of old paintings doesn’t exactly excite us – but then we come across the Korean ceramic roof …

White Water Rafting in South Korea

In summer, Seoul and a lot of other cities in South Korea begins to feel like a sweltering bath with temperatures lingering around 30 degrees Celsius while the humidity makes it feel more like 40. What to do? Where to go? We decided to travel to Gangwon Province, north-east of Seoul, to try out white-water rafting in South Korea. Gangwon-do …

Photography of Jeju Island in Summer

For the past several years we’ve spent our summers traveling by bicycle around Jeju Island with our young son. Jeju Island in summer is hot, humid and windy.  It also has blue skies, beautiful beaches, forests and interesting cafes and museums. Jeju Island is located about 80km from the mainland and is a volcanic island. For the past few decades …