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Purchasing a SEOUL TRAVEL PASS will allow you to get the most bang for your buck if you plan on exploring the South Korean capital. Exclusively for foreigners, the pass will get you free admission or a discount to 96 major tourist attractions, including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Namsan Seoul Tower.
A while ago, I wrote a post about a road trip that I took with my puppies. I had a long journey coming up (I called it The Great Adventure) and wanted to do a test trip to see what taking my two gremlins on the road would be like.
Insadong Street has roots dating back to the 16th century and originally was a residential area. However, during the Japanese colonial period and beyond the Korean War, it became a place where artists gathered and people came to buy and sip tea.
Dirt and gravel as far as the eye can see, jagged rocky mountains with scrubby plants, dramatic red sandstone cliffs and dunes punctuating the endless gray-green expanse; that is the Gobi desert. It’s hostile and windy, and surprising.
The stress from everyday life and work can wear on you. Sometimes you just need to get away, but that’s hard to do without taking vacation days. So, many people just lie on the couch after work and waste time.
Mok hyang is a famous traditional tea house that is located just behind the Ssamzie-gil complex. A traditional two-story, tiled roof house, Mok Hyang is a good place to take a rest from shopping and sightseeing. You can choose from a wide selection of teas and traditional cookies and sweets.
Haenyeo can be translated to ‘a woman diver’ in English and a Korean traditional Haenyeo traces back to Goryeo Dynasty. The typically elderly women go into the water off the local coasts and find marine products like seashells without a oxygen tank.