[Travel] Day trip from Seoul to Incheon

Incheon train station

Pretty sure everyone has heard of Incheon, since that’s the first place you land at when you arrive in South Korea. But not many would have thought of sightseeing in Incheon. Having been to Seoul several times, I decided to go off the beaten path and made a day trip to Incheon.

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[Travel] Visiting filming locations of Korean drama “Goblin” in Seoul and Incheon

One of my favourite Korean dramas this year was Goblin (or “Dokkaebi” in Korean), so I decided to visit some of the drama’s filming locations during my trip to Korea in spring this year.

Given the drama’s popularity, you can easily find articles online that list down all the places featured in Goblin. I didn’t manage to visit all of them, as many of the locations were situated outside Seoul, and some places like Sunny’s chicken restaurant didn’t look very interesting to me so I gave them a miss. Here are a few of the more accessible (and interesting) ones that I visited.

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[Travel/Korea] Hello Kitty Cafe (Hongdae branch)

If you enjoy sitting at cafes, sipping a cup of coffee and watching the world pass by, then South Korea might be the place for you. There’s a cafe at almost every corner – Hollys Coffee, Cafebene, Starbucks, Paris Baguette, etc. But there are also many themed cafes around, and the Hello Kity cafe is one of those.

The cafe exterior

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[Travel/Korea] Gyeongbukgung Palace

No holiday to Korea is complete without a visit to at least one of its palaces. I have seen four palaces so far, and I think the best is probably Gyeongbukgung. If you only have time to visit one, then Gyeongbukgung is the one you should go to, after all, it was the main palace during the Joseon dynasty.

Gwanghwamun – the main gate leading into the palace

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[Travel/Korea] Yonsei University campus and Sinchon

I spent one month at Yonsei University studying Korean language back in the summer of 2011.

Here is a look at the campus:

This is where I went to every morning (except weekends) for Korean classes — the Korean Language Institute. It is quite a nice building complete with air-conditioning, a corner with computers for students to use, a canteen, and also a link way with shops selling stationary, mobile phones etc.

entrance to KLI

entrance to KLI

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