DMZ or the Demilitarized Zone is a famous place in Korea both in the North and South. It is the only place where the two Koreas coexist. It is possible to visit DMZ from either side. I visited DMZ from the South.
Seeing ancient palaces in Seoul is inevitable when walking. As I like to walk around and exploring without itinerary, I stumbled upon several palaces which names I can’t even remember. Please forgive my laziness to remember their names. There’s only one I can remember which is Gwanghwamun.
Seoul is a vibrant city and spending a week here is so easy that you don’t have to worry about running out of things to do. A night in Hongdae is a good idea if you want to witness the youthfulness of Korea. The nearest subway station is Hongik University along the green line.
Seoul is a mountainous city. You can easily find out that walking in many areas can be a challenge. This is especially true if your mission in Seoul is to go shopping. You don’t want to carry all your stuff while maneuvering a steep climb.
I’m a self-confessed trainspotter and I would ride a train even for pleasure instead of simply using it as a means of transportation. When in Korea, I take trains all the time and all kinds of trains that I can see.
Jimjibang or public bath is a place where Koreans go to relax after a busy day. This place is a gem for backpackers as overnight stay is allowed and for a minimum fee of 12, 000 won. You can easily spot a jimjibang everywhere you go in Korea. There are usually signs which says ’24’ which means that it is open 24 hours.