Category: 2018 Korea Study Trip & More

A fruitful half month spent exploring parts of South Korea we’ve never been to, including going on a study trip with the Korean Language academy Inez studied at for several years.

I Left my Soul in Seoul

If Tokyo were my second home, then Seoul would undeniably be my third. I will need more than my ten digits to really count the number of times I’ve visited this city, not that I can be absolutely sure anymore. And still, every single…

Traipsy Pixie’s List – Representative Korean Food

Having only been properly introduced to Korean food (sans Seoul Garden Korean BBQ, which isn’t exactly Korean) in 2012 after I started learning the Korean Language, I would say that we’ve come a long way since. Many Singaporeans still associate Korean cuisine simply with…

Jeonju, the Birthplace of Bibimbap

[2018.11.07-08] From Muju 무주 where we had our lunch, our very nice coach driver dropped us at the local bus interchange where we could catch our next ride to Jeonju 전주. Just the three of us. We bade farewell to our teachers and travel…

Of Sunset, Seafood and a General in Tongyeong

[2018.11.05-06] When in Tongyeong 통영, one most certainly must visit Yi Sun-Shin Park 이순신공원, named after Korea’s favourite hero. Although a little out of the way, this coastal park was our destination after exploring around the harbour. 1. Yi Sun-Shin Park Not unlike Gwanghwamun…

Tongyeong, Korea’s Beautiful Southern Port City

[2018.11.05] It was night fall by the time we arrived in Tongyeong 통영, just in time for dinner. Since Tongyeong is a port city right to the south of South Korea, we were expecting some form of seafood. And we were not disappointed. We…

More of Andong’s Unique Allure

[2018.11.04] The next morning, we checked out of the Andong hotel but it wasn’t the end of our exploration of the city. In fact, we got to spend another full day there before proceeding southwards. 1. DOSANSEOWON CONFUCIAN ACADEMY Another must-visit site in Andong…

Andong is More than Andong Jjimdak

[2018.11.04] Mention Andong 안동 and the quintessential dish most associated with the city must certainly come to mind. Sure, Andong Jjimdak 안동찜닭 (braised chicken) is truly delicious yet there are other hidden gems to be discovered in this city, and that was what our…

Sunsets at Haneul Sky Park and Naksan Park

[2018.11.01/02] A second visit to Haneul Sky Park 하늘공원 for me, at sunset. Here is where I chronicled my first visit, in comparison. The time of the day wasn’t the only difference though, this round a friend (not the mister) and I took public…

Charmed by Naejangsan National Park

[2018.11.10] Without a doubt, Naejangsan National Park 내장산국립공원 must be one of the most incredible places to see Fall colours in its full splendour in South Korea. Located in North Jeolla 전라 province, Naejangsan (literally translated as ‘the hidden mountain’) is, true to its name,…