Ship Your Belongings

LEAVING KOREA? SHIP YOUR BELONGINGS It’s time to leave Korea. Despite efforts to be a minimalist, I’ve accumulated quite a bit of stuff over the year… I sent all my belongings home as ‘surface mail’ (by sea) using Korea Post. It’s way cheaper than engaging the services of companies like ‘World Baggage‘ or to send as airmail. The first box

Hongdo Island

Hongdo Island SOUTH JEOLLA PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA 28 September 2015 The rock formations that surround Hongdo Island are absolutely breathtaking! If you don’t plan on taking the boat tour (22,000 won, 2 hours) to see them, I’d say give Hongdo a miss. Few things about the tour: The boat tour runs twice a day but during

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 Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)   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!   A King’s treasures were discovered hidden in these pagodas. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour, my fave! Mangosteen, mango,

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