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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This meal made quite an impression on me because it was my first-ever meal in Korea, and most importantly, it was delicious!
June 26, 2011
On the first day of my long-awaited maiden trip to South Korea, it rained. Continue reading “[Travel/Korea] My first day in South Korea”