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Traveling Round Korea

*Myeongdong* and *shopping* and *food* oh my!

In our previos post on Myeongdong, we recommend going there if you could just go ther for the shopping. Well they have loads of cool restaurants and things to see too :) Here were some of our highlites:Lunch at this crazy delicious Indian & Nepalese Restaurant called Om Dristi Then shopping up a storm at Forever21 And then coffee in the ultra posh area of Sinsadong Finally ending off

*Myeong-dong* Seoul

So living in/visiting Korea would just not be complete without a trip to the massive shopping district that is Myeong-dong. Of course you've got to also see Yangsan Electronics market to pick up some cheap technological, Seoul Tower (we are still to go!!) and a host of the other awesome cool markets like Insadong for traditional Korean souvenirs,Namdaemun & Dongdaemun as well as Hongdae for a bit

Seoul: *crackdown* on bad taxi drivers

Has a Seoul taxi ever refused to take you where you want to go? Especially on frigid or rainy nights?The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced a package of penalties and incentives yesterday to put finicky cabbies in their place, especially those who refuse fares or drop passengers off short of their destinations.Seoul will designate one day a week as an “on-site crackdown day” and police will

*Skiing* in South Korea...Hyundai Sungwoo Resort

*weheartit* The majority of South Africans (*we may stand to be corrected on this one though*) have never been skiing, or set foot, in as much snow as here in South Korea. The first time i saw the snow falling from my classroom window about 2 months back, I remember being much more fascinated by it than the kids. Having even to take a 5 minute break from my lesson to go outside and play in it :)

Tour of the *D*M*Z*

After the recent bombing of Yeonpyeong here in South Korea, tours to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea had all been cancelled. That was up until a few weeks ago when tours to the DMZ were once again open to the public...yay for us as we had booked a tour withAdventureKorea and were holding thumbs that we would still be able to go. I mean a year living in Korea just

Kyochon Friendship Hike...


*Korean F1 Grand Prix*...we were there!


Rock Climbing in Korea!


*InterCity* Bus Schedules


Cool Places to go #11 JEJU ISLAND!

Our journey to Jeju Island from Daejeon took 4 days (as we did a rather scenic tour of the east and west corners of South Korea) finally to land in Mokpo where we caught the ferry.
We had 4 days on the Island, including the time taken to get there and back...so here are some tips of the magical places to go and see:

Getting to Jeju:
There are various ways to get to the "Hawaii of Korea", you can fly (click here) from Incheon, Seoul. Or you can take a ferry. With the ferries, there are various options. You can get there from Busan, Incheon and Mokpo (click here for schedule and ferry types). We went from Mokpo on the Queen Mary Ferry which costs us each W60 000 for a one way ticket. If you'd like to book the Ferry,

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