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Asia, Destinations, South Korea

My South Korean Round Up

Are you travelling in South Korea and not sure which route to take? Perhaps you want to see the highlights of South Korea but do not want to do the research? In this post I am going to tell you the route I went and why you should go to these places.

 

This is my final post of South Korea which will tell you my highlights of this beautiful country.

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Asia, Destinations, South Korea

A Hitchhikers Guide to South Korea

Many cars slowed down to take a look but few had the courage to stop. We were unsure if it was that they couldn’t speak English or if they were just not going that far. Some people did stop but decided not to give us a lift as they were not going to the exact place that we were going. Unable to communicate that they could take us as far as they were going, we had to let them go.

We learnt a lot in the two days of hitchhiking 350 km down the east coast of South Korea therefore I have decided to put together some tips for others planning on hitch hiking in South Korea.

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Asia, Destinations, South Korea

History in the Changing: Seoul Protests

Whilst in Seoul, South Korea, I witnessed history in the making as millions of people took to the streets and protested about their president, Park Geun-hye.

Imagine a country where they make their voice heard in a peaceful way with a tsunami of candles! As I stood in the crowds of people, there was no pushing, no acts of violence but masses of people supporting each other.

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Asia, Destinations, South Korea

10 Free Things to do in Seoul

Travelling on a budget can be difficult at times especially in big cities when there are so many things to do that cost money. Entrance fees and and tours can take a huge chunk out of your travel budget. However in Seoul, we found travelling on a budget wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be. With cheap public transport getting around was easy, therefore it was finding things to do within our budget that was needed.

 

Here are my top ten things to do for free in Seoul, South Korea:

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Asia, Destinations, South Korea

On the front line in Korea

Following orders from the US army, we lined up facing enemy lines, unarmed and with no military training. Our protectors for the day, the Republic of Korea Army (South Korea) and the UN (soldiers from the US Army). The baddies, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Army (North Korea) are not far away, heavily armed, in the building opposite with one standing on guard outside the building, watching us.

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Asia, Destinations, South Korea

Culturally Crafty in Seoul

I always feel lucky when I come across a hidden gem of an experience. This happened to me in Seoul when I was wandering around the Gwanhun-dong region. We came across the Templestay Information Centre which was advertising free cultural experiences.

 

We thought to ourselves, why not? It’s cold and it looks warm in there. After all, it’s free.

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