Our 5 Worst Hotel Experiences in South Korea

Korean accommodation can be great; it’s often quirky, unusual, fun and can be insanely good value for money. For the unsuspecting foreign visitor it can also be… interesting. Korean hotels come in many different varieties and prices from a moldy $15 per night shipping container style room with no bed, to a $400+ per night luxury resort with pool and …

Hyundu Kim’s Pink Coffee Truck

We stumbled across Hyundu Kim in his little pink truck selling coffee somewhere on the North-east coast of Jeju. He customized the inside of his truck himself to operate as a portable coffee shop… his truck is his passport to wander all over South Korea, wherever and whenever he likes. Brilliant! He also brews an excellent cup of coffee. This …

Beautiful Routes for Cycling around Jeju Island

Cycling around Jeju Island is really popular here in South Korea, and it’s a great way to spend your summer. There are so many things to see and do – you can enjoy great beaches, excellent Korean food and amazing volcanic landscapes all the way. Hardcore athletes can do the whole trip in a single day, while those who prefer …

Essential Korean Phrases for Travelers

South Korea is a wonderful place to explore that really is off the beaten path in the truest sense of the term. Outside of Seoul, you’ll be hard pressed to find other western travelers, even at the more popular tourist destinations. This country isn’t much like anywhere else – it dances to it’s own tune – that’s what makes it …

The Best Places to Visit on Jeju Island – Part 2

The View of Songsan Port from the top of Songsan Ilchulbong In the Yellow Sea south of the Korean Peninsular lies a volcanic island, famous for pure mineral water, horsemeat restaurants and free-diving grandmas. We’ve cycled the roughly 200 km circumference of Jeju Island three times now; exploring, camping, sampling the local nosh and making new friends each time. There …

The Best Places to Visit on Jeju Island – Part 1

Fishing from the seawall in Jeju City They call it the Hawaii of South Korea… Every year millions of people flock to Jeju Island for it’s beautiful beaches, volcanic landscapes, fresh seafood and luxurious resorts. We’ve cycled around it three times now and there were a handful of places we just had to visit every time – we loved them …