THINGS TO DO

5 Awesome Things You Should Do in Jeju Island That You Won’t Regret

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3 Unique Indoor Activities You Must Try In Seoul

 

bored-16811_1280When winter comes around, you might easily feel blue and bored. So, for those of you who don’t want to go outdoors, here’s the ultimate selection of indoor activities you can try in South Korea and beat the winter boredom!! ;)


How to enjoy the Coolest Water Sports in the middle of Seoul: let’s flyboard on Han River!

Summer in Korea is humid and hot. One of the best ways to fight against the hot hot summer is definitely WATER SPORTS!

One of Trazy’s customers, Yoonhee C, went on a one fine day in June to explore what exactly flyboarding is.

I visited Jamwon Hangang Park to ride flyboard. The staffs are very kind and you can the instructions on how to prepare the ride in many languages (English, Chinese, Japanese). The staffs are fluent in English so foreigners don’t have to worry about the language problem.

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Mission: Escape Rooms at The Vault

Oceans 11. Mission Impossible. The Italian Job. All just a few of my favorite heist movies ever made. Perhaps you know them. And, if you’re anything like me, you have probably dreamed of being able to participate in a heist of your own. Well, now you can. And you don’t even have to worry about getting caught and locked up in jail in the process.

Girls' Night Out, Hongdae Style



Nowhere else in Asia (or perhaps the world) does nightlife as well as Seoul, and although there's a party for everyone, there are a number of places designed especially for the entertainment of women. But we're not just talking buy-one-get-one-free drinks and half priced appetizers. Think more along the lines of cute guys in hard hats, sultry stage performances and plenty of places to pamper yourself.

So, round up your girlfriends, book your hair appointment, dig out that little black dress and dust off your dancing shoes. It's time for a girls' night out, Seoul style.

I'll be letting you in on all the places worth checking out around Seoul with your favorite ladies in this new monthly series, but first up is perhaps the city's most legendary nightlife district: Hongdae.

UFC – Ultimate Foreigner Competition (Ultimate Frisbee in Korea)

What is Ultimate?

Ultimate is a fast-paced team sport that combines the best of soccer and American football. The rules are simple:

  1. Catch the disc
  2. Stop running
  3. Throw the disc to another teammate
  4. Catch the disc in the endzone to score
  5. No physical contact allowed

What is ROK-U?

We are a co-ed ultimate league based in S. Korea with 24 teams from around the country. With nearly 400 players from all over the world, ROK-U is the place to meet interesting and active people in a fun action-filled environment. This is a beginners’ league so no prior experience is necessary! If you like to run and want to meet new friends then this league is for you. We have a spring season that runs from mid March to late May and a fall season from late September to mid November.

 


Bulgogi, Bibimbap And One Brilliant Cooking Class

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If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know all about my love of food, especially my new-found love of Korean food. So imagine my excitement when I found, quite by accident, cooking classes for foreigners in Seoul. I immediately booked a class, excited not only for the experience, but also so that I could start to recreate my favourite meals at home. After all, I will at some point go back to England, and if I don’t know how to make Bibimbap by then it will be a disaster.


Gamcheon Art Village

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Samgwangsa

If you’re in Busan in the weeks leading up to Buddha’s birthday, Samgwangsa is a must see. The Seomyeon temple, while beautiful in its own right, becomes amazing during this time of year, when it is decorated with over 10,000 lanterns to celebrate.  Not only did Ric and I have an awesome time wandering through the temple and taking photos, we also got to climb out a window (!) onto the temple’s roof to photograph the vista with like 50 other folks who were visiting on the day we were there.  As we climbed out onto the narrow roofway and began to take in the sight that lay before us, a photographer looked over and said, “Welcome to the Temple.”

Welcome, indeed. 


Lotus Lantern Festival

This weekend is a four-day holiday here in Busan, which is super-rare in Korea because Koreans tend not to take vacations that often.  As I was telling my sister this morning, this is the first day we’ve had off work since Lunar New Year in late January.  Koreans will be celebrating both Children’s Day and Buddha’s Birthday this week, so the city is full of traditional lotus lantern decorations.  

A couple weekends ago, we went to the Lotus Lantern Festival at Yongdusan Park (near Busan Tower, Nampo subway stop, exit 1).  While by no means as massive as Jinju’s yearly lanter festival (which I am just now realizing I have never posted about–I will remedy this posthaste), this is a nice way to spend an evening.  Ric and I had a fabulous dinner at Arun Thai then walked off all that yummy pad thai checking out the lanterns and folk crafts in the park. 


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