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32 Things to Add to your South Korea Bucket List

(Featured Image of Changdeokgung Palace from flickr.)

 It has been almost two years since I first set foot on a foreign land and I’m so fortunate to have visited and “staycationed” in South Korea for four long months. I was sent there as a part of the exchange student program of my college but of course I did a lot of travelling across SoKor as well. I was able to visit its top four biggest cities– Seoul, Incheon, Busan, and Daegu plus a couple of provinces including Jeju Island. The time I visited was also a blessing in disguise because it was Autumn transitioning to Winter season hence the first snow experience too!

Really, there were a lot of “first times,” that I am able to strike off a number of items from my bucket list in no time. Some just came in right in the moment when I do not expect them that’s why I’m really grateful of everyone who helped me made South Korea 2013 possible. Now, let me help you add some ideas to your South Korea bucket list by sharing you this list of things to do in the Land of Morning Calm.


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Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower), Seoul City, South Korea

  • Drink, party, and club hop with Koreans and foreigners at Hongdae.
  • Shop and try not to make impulsive purchases at the trendiest and most premiere shopping destination in Korea, Myeongdong.
  • Climb by feet or by cable car to the highest point in Seoul, Namsan Tower.
  • Latch a lock at Love Padlock affixed at the Namsan Tower.
  • Learn a bit of Korea’s history by visiting a Korean traditional village, Bukchon Village.
  • Step foot on at least one of the Five Grand Palaces namely Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung, and Changdeokgung. (Source)
  • Get awed by the majestic buildings at Gangnam District.

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Top 10 Favorite Visits in Jeju Province, South Korea

We left mainland Korea at 22nd of November taking the Jeju Air airlines from Gimhae Airport at Busan. The trip cost us just 30 minutes after take off. We had troubles finding our guesthouse but thank god for giving us the two Chinese girls who were looking for the same guesthouse as ours. Jeju Island is a very big city that’s why I would recommend renting a car to maximize your trip. Since we’re just wanderlusts young foreign exchange students who make the most out of their scholarships (oops), we have to resort to the main transportation in the area which are buses and cabs. Our guesthouse is located at the city hall but there are no near tourist spots to go to and it was already getting dark. But anyway, we were able to squeeze in a visit to Love Land and Yongduam. Continue Reading