Sunday, December 16, 2012

Winter Tour: Winter Wonderland!!

When travelers planning their trip to South Korea, one thing would appear on their mind which is "when is the best time to visit South Korea?" If they check in any blog or asking people who ever went to Korea or a native speaker, their answer would be "come over to South Korea on spring or autumn as you can see the spectacular scenery!"

However if you get a chance to plan your trip schedule, do not throw away an idea of coming to South Korea during winter. Spending your vacation during winter at South Korea can be the best ever moment compare to the other place. Yes, I agree its going to be extremely freezing as sometimes their temperature will going down to -20 in certain area! >0<

While planning your winter vacation at South Korea, you MUST bring a very thick winter coat in order to prevent you from froze! Whats in stored for you during your winter vacation at South Korea?? This is the second best random questions people asking.

During winter, there are a few activities that you can do at South Korea. One of the famous activities is skiing. At South Korea there are a few of Ski resorts and the most outstanding Ski resort is YongPyong Resort, which is situated at Gangwan-Do. For more information visit this page:

Apart from that, you also can enjoying ice skating around Seoul or outskirt of Seoul. Below are some of choice for ice skating activity:

(Choose the ice skating rink re-opens)

If you coming to South Korea during winter, you will also experience something different. During snowy period, usually Korean will use umbrella! If you go to other country, you will never see this!
Last but not least, like any other seasons, winter in South Korea definitely bring you a spectacular view and taking pictures is a MUST!!

p/s: Enjoy your winter vacation at South Korea!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Places: Seoul! City of Art!

Time flies so fast, even though my last trip to Korea was 6 months ago, I still remember every single thing while I am there. Thinking of those past memories makes me missing Seoul so much!! Travelling to South Korea is actually my first ever trips to overseas. I went to Singapore when I was a kid but I didn't count it as I went there with my parent and I don't have to prepare every single things, all I know was when I opened my eyes I reached Singapore.

However my trip to Korea is different, where I have
to plan everything from accommodation, attraction places to visit, schedules, how to get Halal food (as I am a Muslim), transportation mode, financial and lots more. Even though it was hard at the beginning but at the end I am satisfied with it and now I am looking forward for my next trip to Seoul again. :D This time it's going to be more challenging as I will going solo! ^^

Anyway for travelers who plan to visit Korea, there is one place that you guys
MUST stop by. It's the City of Art. I knew it's sound cheesy as every country have their own city of art but for Seoul, their city of art is INSA-DONG. If you looking for a souvenir to bring back home, Insa-dong is the best place for it!^^  In this street, there is a mall that gathered small art kiosks under one roof. The name of it is Ssamgil, in here you can see a lot of cute art pieces either modern art or traditional art.

Besides that, along way of this street, you can see a
row of shops selling souvenirs at  a cheap price compare to other flea market or other place. Most of the time this place were full with crowds especially during weekend. If you stop by here make sure to buy Korean Chopstick, a pack of chopstick (a pair of chopstick) normally will include with their unique spoon. It only cost you around 1000 won!

Insa-dong also famous with Art Gallery, and a place for Korean traditional cuisine. Street food is also available here!! Give a try for those mouth watering hotteok! Really miss it!! Not only that, don't miss a chance too see a group of local prepared Korean cuisine in a funny way!! (sadly I forgot what was it name)
:( If you get a chance to mingle around here makes sure to enter those small path too,those small path usually hide the best place for Korean traditional cuisine! My Korean friend told me that ^_^ and don't worry as far as I'm concerned South Korea is one of most safest country to travel either on your own or with groups!

p/s: Enjoy your trip to South Korea guys!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Korean Food: Bong eo bbang

Have you ever heard about Bong eo bbang?? Wonder what is it? Bong eo bbang is one of  popular Korean street food. Yes I agree that they have a lot of street food however some of this street food only available in certain seasons. Bong eo bbang is one of it, this street food only available during winter season. Bong eo bbang is a leavened bread baked, filled with read beans and in the shape of carp. It is crispy outside yet melt-in-your-mouth inside. It is a savory and mouth watering snack! For those who would like to try it at home you can visit this site for the recipe:

Bong Eo Bbang Recipe

P/s: For those who plan to visit South Korea, trying their street food is a MUST! Have fun!! If anyone go to Suwon, look for it over there! ^_^