From Seoul to Jeju: A simple guide | 飞往济州 廉价航班

许多前往首尔旅游的朋友们,都会想要到济州岛走走,感受她的风光明媚。 喜爱自由行的朋友,常问我,济州岛怎么去? 我都说,其实,挺方便啊。 乘搭捷运到金浦机场(Gimpo Airport),转国内航班,一小时就能到达济州岛。 以下提供了两家提供飞往济州航班的廉价航空公司的资料供参考。 I’ve gotten this question quite a bit and thought it will be nice to pen it down for the convenience of the readers. How do I travel from Seoul to Jeju? There are 2 domestic low cost carriers that you can consider, both are pretty decent from my own…

Inbetween South and North Korea | 走一趟南北韩边界

2013年,参观南北韩边界,成为去首尔的另一亮点。 参观之前,建议略读些南北韩历史。参观时,请注意指示遵守规矩。 既然身在南韩,故事的陈述,难免将北韩的一些行为当成笑话,听过也就算了。 这是续2008年的柬埔寨、2011年的越南之旅后,再次接触近代战争的一次旅行。处在和平繁荣的年代,真的应该惜福。 On standby 2013 has been a year of adventures, and I’m glad to add DMZ into this growing list. DMZ stands for Demilitarized Zone, and symbolized war, peace, division and unification efforts. After much research online, we settled for the Koridoor tour at 96,000 won(80 USD for civilians), which started at…

首尔咖啡 | Seoul happening cafes

在首尔街头,不难找到有特色的咖啡座。 首尔的年轻人都爱在Sinsadong(又称首尔小巴黎)一代晃。Coffee Smith就坐落于Shinsadong一角。 I’m in love with Sinsadong. Repeat visits to this stretch during my second trip was awesome! I managed to visit Bloom and Goute, The Original Pancake House where I ate the Dutch Baby, chilled out and did some shopping. Coffee Smith is another huge cafe that you can’t miss, it’s great for…

Fa-sea-nated in Busan

如果我是只海蜇,我想我要住在釜山水族馆。 On a stormy gloomy Sunday in Seoul, I was stranded at Haeundae beach, disappointed that I was not able to get a nice view of one of the most happening beaches in Korea. Well, there’s always the plan B, I dodged indoors to take a tour of the Busan Aquarium instead. My last visit to an…

Coffee Prince | 咖啡王子一号店

The Coffee Prince featuring Yoon Eun-hye and Gong Yoo was probably one of the first few Korean dramas that I caught.  And it was interesting to visit this shoot location situated in Hongdae, a remodeled old coffee shop that has since become a real popular cafe after the series was aired. 还记得韩剧刚入侵我们的小小电视荧幕时,《咖啡王子一号店》引起了大家的注意。 剧里的场景后来也成了个景点。 剧中的壁画还留着。Painted wall murals…

Items you never imagine eating in Noryangjin Market

Penis Fish aka Sea Intestine (greyish maroon colour), Sea Pineapple (yellow-orangy) were all eaten raw. Ever tried Penis Fish (aka sea intestine)? You can get it right here in Seoul. When my friend told me about the alternative name for the raw sea intestine we tried in Noryangjin, I was very amused. Noryangjin Market is…

花香、美食|| Bloom and Goute Cafe

早餐午餐,瑜的一餐。 第一此到访韩国时,和友人借了哈韩达人丽仪的《Seoulful Living》,当中介绍了许多咖啡座。那时,我刚开始cafe hopping的小兴趣,但是由于行程相当满,当时没法到Bloom & Goute 走一趟。 Bloom & Goute 是花店与咖啡座的结合,到访的顾客除了买花、还可欣赏咖啡座里的插花摆设,顺便吃块蛋糕或喝上一杯咖啡,度过个悠闲的下午。 我闻花到访,有些小小惊喜。 Flowers and cake cafe as it states, you get customers who come for the flowers as well as the food at Bloom and Goute. Situated off the main Garosu-gil, you can get a little lost when you are trying to get to the…

I ate an ugly Dutch Baby

On my final day in Seoul, I wanted a good brunch. After all, this was the end of my second trip to kimchi land and I’m not sure when I will be coming back to Seoul. Basically my idea of a good brunch in Korea is still somewhat a Western-inspired one. Happen to read about…

Meeting the Little Prince || 嗨 小王子

Hi 小王子, 你好! That’s cheeky Joo again, this time at Le Petite France, a French cultural village featuring (of course) The Little Prince. This french theme park is located in Gapyeong, just outside Seoul. So technically speaking, this place is not in Seoul but I’m still going to file it under Seoul 😛 小王子迷,应该都不会错过这离首尔90分钟车程的主题公园。LPF所在的位置是加平郡。 Ok…

And I found my Jiyūgaoka (in Seoul) || 心暖、胃暖的星期天

I love cafes, coffee and cakes. Seoul’s the perfect place for cafe hoppers like me as it’s littered with both chain and indie cafes. Finding Jiyugaoka (Jiyūgaoka is one of my fave places in Tokyo too~~) in Seoul, was a blessing on a dreary Sunday morning. 细雨纷飞的星期天早晨,我送走了友人,寻找落脚的咖啡座,想让心情好一些。还好,首尔不乏特色咖啡座。 我习惯把早餐与午餐当一餐吃,是懒惰的行为,但也可以省钱。 从安国站(Anguk Station)出发,我走到了Yunposun街的尽头。 终于找到了我的Jiyugaoka, 想尝一尝handmade cakes。 喜欢简单的装潢 It…

Jeju’s traditional charm | 传统市场 魅力活力

Supermarkets or local markets are fun places to visit, if you want a glimpse of how ordinary citizens spend their time. We were told there is this traditional market in Jeju, Seogwipo, that opens only on specific days each month. It’s neither a weekly market nor a fortnightly market, it’s a five-day market that sells…

Living in Art | 走一趟“亚洲最美的村庄”

Busan, the famous port of Korea and known for the annual film festival, offers a range of hiking and beach activities and of course seafood feast! None of the above am I writing about today. I was introduced to Gamcheon Art Village during a social event, and decided to make this place one of my…