Archive for January 20, 2016

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Hongdo Island

SOUTH JEOLLA PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA 28 September 2015 The rock formations that surround Hongdo Island are absolutely breathtaking! If you’re not going to take a boat tour (22,000 won, 2 hours) to see them, I’d give Hongdo a miss. Few things about the tour: The boat tour runs twice a day but during Chuseok, there was only […]

Goseong Bus Schedule

GOSEONG BUS TERMINAL: BUS SCHEDULE Updated as at January 2016 Below is the bus schedule as displayed at Goseong Bus Terminal, with the destinations translated to English. The bus schedule for local and intercity buses is available on the official website of Goseong County in Gyeongsangnam-do but it hasn’t been updated for a while. I would only […]

Bangkok

BANGKOK, THAILAND DECEMBER 2012 Pathumwan Princess Hotel Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)   Wat Traimit. The Buddha statue below is 3 metres tall and made of approx. 4989kg of solid gold! Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) A King’s treasures were discovered hidden in these pagodas. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour, my fave! Mangosteen, mango, banana fritters, […]

Jinju Intercity Bus Schedule

JINJU INTERCITY BUS TERMINAL: SCHEDULE Updated as at January 2016 Below is the bus schedule taken directly from the Jinju Bus Terminal website with its destinations translated to English. I was thrilled when I found this schedule (and could understand most of it…) as the Jinju Bus Terminal services many areas in South Korea. It was my main transfer […]

Heuksando Island

HEUKSANDO ISLAND SOUTH JEOLLA PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA 28 SEPTEMBER 2015 I can’t say I know Heuksando Island too well even though I stayed overnight. I arrived early in the evening, went 20 metres inland and checked myself into a motel (30,000 won). I decided against hopping on the local bus as the chances of getting myself lost after dark were extremely […]

Phuket

PHUKET, THAILAND DECEMBER 2012 Phuket is quite touristy but a good place to visit if you’re looking to chill, party and engage in some fun activities with friends. It’s not the place I’d go to learn about Thai history or culture, or for any solo travelling. Fortunately at the time, I was all about the activities (and fruit) […]

Getting around South Korea

getting around SOUTH korea The public transport system in Korea makes it easy and convenient for you to travel anywhere! To get around within popular cities like Seoul, Busan or Daegu, you can catch the subway and/or local bus and if you need to travel intercity, the KTX (Korean Train Express) can probably get you there. If, however, […]