Before settling down in Gwangju, I flied many times from France to South Korea to meet my other half. Therefore, as most of visitors coming to the country, Incheon was the very first city I set my foot in.
As most of my flights arrived in late afternoon at Incheon Airport, we usually decided to spend the first day there, before travelling around South Korea.
Second largest city of South Korea, Busan is one of the top destinations for tourists who visit the country. It has a population of more than 3.4 million of inhabitants and is referred as the “San Francisco” of South Korea.
We had the
opportunity to travel to Busan for one day, let us take you there. READ MORE
If you come to South Korea, you will quickly notice that the country is a real mix between tradition and modernity.
On my first time travelling here, I was pleasantly surprised to find traditional Korean houses in some random streets, between shops and other buildings. Those traditional houses are called « Hanok » in Korean (written 한옥) and are mainly built with raw materials such as wood, straw, stone,… It is still very common to see those houses in every city of South Korea, and you can also experience sleeping in one of them, as some hotels and guesthouses offer their clients to stay in Hanok.
Being an integral part of the South Korean culture heritage, some villages have been preserved by the country and are now in the top bucket list of Korean travelers.
The traditional village that I want to introduce today is the Jeonju Hanok Village, which is home to no less than 800 Hanok, built under the Joseon Dynasty. READ MORE