Norae Bangs(노래방) in Korea

Last night, I spent 2 hours in a Korean Noraebang for the first time. A noraebang (노래방), literally translating to “song room,” is the Korean style of karaoke where your singing experience takes place in a private room rather than on a imaginary stage in front of your family or friends. On this occasion, my […]

Celebrating BTS 10th Year Festa in Seoul!

“Kim Namjoon! Kim Seokjin! Min Yoongi! Jung Hoseok! Park Jimin! Kim Taehyung! Jeon Jungkook! BTS!” On June 13th, 2013, Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄소년단), or as you might know them, BTS made their debut to the world under Big Hit Entertainment. A decade later, it is without a doubt that BTS is one of the biggest music […]

Essential Budgeting Advice for Living in Seoul

For anyone travelling overseas, one of the most important things to consider is budgeting. There are many factors to consider when you’re budgeting and it obviously varies from person, country and lifestyle but it is a thought that must always be at the back of your mind. Seoul is one of the most beautiful places […]

An Unforgettable Evening at the Han River

Before coming to Korea, I knew that going to the Han River was pretty high up on my bucket list! I’m a person who loves visiting places with friends that allow you to take in the views around you, enjoy each other’s company, and appreciate the simple things about life. And, as an added bonus, […]

Why Gyeongbokgung Palace Should Be on Your Korea Travel List

While Korea is very well known for its trendy pop-culture achievements, such as K-pop or K-dramas, however, it is equally well known for its rich cultural and traditional heritage. Korea as a nation is an astonishing combination of modernity and tradition, evident in all different facets of life there. With highly digitized interfaces present in […]

Discovering Bukchon: Where History and Modernity Coexist

When I visited the Bukchon Hanok Village last week, I felt myself being drawn to the little (and big) details in the buildings and architecture around me. I found myself being in awe of the way such modern buildings were built right next to historical villages. The contrast between an older, more traditional look of […]

Mastering Seoul’s Public Transport: A Complete Guide for Newcomers

For many newcomers in Seoul, one of the first and most difficult challenges they must overcome is navigating around the massive city of nearly 10 million people. While South Korea is known internationally for its efficient and convenient public transportation, it is still a daunting task for those new to the system. However, after reading […]

An Unforgettable Evening at Lotte World Tower’s Observatory

At 123 stories and 555 meters long, Lotte World is the 6th tallest building in the world. To put that into perspective, Namsan Seoul Tower, where you can see panoramic views of the city and sometimes even North Korea, is only half of this height! Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting, and I am […]

Mango Bingsu and More: Must-Try Summer Desserts in Seoul

Bingsu, a shaved ice with fruits and sweets, is a traditional Korean dessert best for summer. You will be able to spot a Bingsu place on every corner of the street. Bingsu is so easy to make that you can even try doing it at home. Even though there’s plenty of Bingsu places, there are […]

Discovering Seoul: A Comprehensive City Tour for First-Time Visitors

After a few days resting in Seoul, we were greeted with a city tour that allowed us to have a quick preview of potential sites we could visit. The tour we were invited to was the Downtown Palace Namsan Route which began at Gwanghwamun Station. Despite the heatwave, each site was extremely insightful into Korean […]