Project Description

My Journey in South Korea


  • Time Spent: 24 days.

  • Highlights: Seoraksan National Park, Partying, Kimchi and Korean barbecues.

  • Favourite Spots: Seoraksan National Park, Seoul and Busan

  • Pictures Taken: 1402

  • Transports: Local buses and trains

  • Accomodation: Hostels

  • Reading Material: WikiTravel, Wikipedia, Lonely Planet

South Korea is the most westernised country of Asia…at least it is to me! There are so many American military bases there, that it may explain this influence. Koreans tend to socialise through drinking as much as British/Irish do, they party on the street, go out in groups, and leave less space to the random stranger encountering. I understood better then why travellers have so much more trouble connecting with locals than any other country in Asia. Fortunately, I met some local friends before even touching ground in the country (the perks of traveling long time), they showed me the best South Korea has to offer.

Overall I spent 24 days in South Korea, just enough time to discover and party in Seoul as locals and long-time expats do, go hiking in Seoraksan National Park (with its mind-blowing colours in Autumn), celebrate Halloween in Busan, enjoy time with friends in their traditional costumes in Jeonju and visit the year-long holiday destination that is Jeju Island before heading back to Seoul then Daegu.

Map of South Korea

My Journey in South Korea

South Korea Images