Category: Korea

It’s been a couple of years now since I launched this blog, yet I’ve been so busy catching up on writing posts from many years of earlier travel that I’ve largely failed to write posts updating where I actually am …

2018 updates Read More »

Famous last words: “Okay, last run and then I’m off to get some dumplings and catch the bus.” I was talking to my riding pal Lilly, we were stood at the top of the terrain park at Welli Hilli Park, …

Broken Bones and Silver Linings Read More »

Ask any Korean the best time of year to visit Seoul, and chances are they’ll say October; summer’s too hot (true), winter’s too cold (but good if you like skiing), spring’s lovely if you time it just right for the …

The Best Places to see the Autumn Colours in Seoul Read More »

The Five Grand Seoul Palaces of the Joseon Period, along with Jongmyo Shrine, make up the main traditional sightseeing spots in the Korean capital. Although the sites mostly date back to the 1300s – 1500s, the majority of the buildings …

The Five Grand Palaces of Seoul: which Seoul palaces should you visit? Read More »

*If you’re looking for full details on the JR Beetle ferry between Busan & Fukuoka see my page here* So the other week I had one of those travel days where everything fucks up – and it was mostly my own …

One of Those Days: a comedy of errors when taking the JR Beetle Read More »

Last month I had the pleasure of being in Seoul during the spring cherry blossom season; it’s a sight I’ve seen many times in Japan, so this year it was cool to check out the most famous cherry blossom spots …

The Best Places to See the Cherry Blossoms in Seoul Read More »

Visiting the DMZ (De-Militarised Zone) is one of the most unusual and interesting things you can do on a visit to Korea (or indeed anywhere), giving you the opportunity to take a peak into the hermit state and even step across …

Visiting the DMZ (De-Militarised Zone) Between South and North Korea Read More »