The Bukchon Hanok Village

The Bukchon Hanok Maeul (북촌한옥마을) located between the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Changdeokgung Palace (Unesco’s World Cultural Heritage). It’s a place with hundreds of traditional houses and the architectural style date back to the Joseon Dynasty. There are people living in a few residencies, others got reconstructed into a guesthouse, tea house or culture house….

Insadong – place to be for artists

Insadong, a small district in Seoul with a lot of modern and traditional galleries. Tea shops, coffe houses and restaurants with traditional cuisine everywhere. The vibe is different. It feels like somebody turns back the time. How to get there: Jonggak Station (Line 1) or Anguk Station (Line 3) Now things to do in Insadong….

Finally in Seoul

Feeling tired after 10 hours flight, transfering for 2 hours and a connection flight with 2 hours is normal. Actually our first stop was Incheon International Airport (ICN). Took a while to pass the immigration and korean customs. Everything felt different. The „heavy“ air, the hot and humid weather, the mass of human beings around,…

Time during the flight

Okay so I’ve booked tickets for Air China, economy class. Heared and read a lot about that airline. Unfortunately those reviews are often very bad. They talked about delayed flights, unfriendly cabin crew and an uncomfortable flight. Even the IFE (In flight entertainment) and airplane food should be really bad. How can a star alliance…

Flight day :)

Yes, it’s about time. It’s flight day 🙂 After all that preparations we’ve been through and all those sleepless nights before the flight. Nothing much to talk about except a few points. I mean you should sleep very well the day before, enjoy yourself and have some nice breakfast. Arrive about 3 hours before the…

Preparations – apps and carry-on bag

Now there are plenty of free apps like „checkymytrip“ to check your flight, „seatguru“ to see where the best seats are, and „tripadvisor“, a website and app in which travelers from all over the world recommend you attractions, restaurants or sights. You should download a few on your smartphone and check them out. All of…

Preparations – packing my suitcase

So first of all you have to check the weather at your destination. This year, Seoul has kinda unusual weather going on. It is hot and humid. Even my korean friend told me to bring summer clothes for september. Actually he couldn’t give me any advice because the weather is changing within a few hours….

Preparations – Booking a flight & hotel

Now, after you’ve done all the paperwork, it’s time to book a flight and hotel. You can travel cheap and you can travel expensive. It all depends on your budget, so how much do you want to spend ?! Economy -, Economy plus -, Business – or First class ?! Non Stop or with stopovers…

Preparations – passport & visa

So there is a lot to do before you book a flight. First of all you have to check the date of expiry of your passport. If it is going to expire soon, extend it (could take up to 8 weeks). Check whether you need a visa or not. You can look up the requirements…

Just a few days left

There are very good reasons WHY to start a blog. The occasion for me is my upcoming trip to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. When we talk about Seoul a lot of people thinking of Kpop, Kdrama and plastic surgery. The next 19 days I will share with you all my experiences before, during…