South Korea will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first place that I moved to after deciding to make the big leap and move halfway across the world. Full of rich culture, amazing food, wonderful people, and beautiful landscapes, Korea should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Having a population close to 10 million, Seoul is a city that has something for everyone. From cafe culture to kpop, hiking to noraebang, streetfood, shopping, and late night soju excursions- this city will not let you down.
Just like New York differs from San Francisco, Busan is the complete opposite of Seoul, in the best way possible. Busan sits on the southern tip of Korea and is surrounded by the Yellow Sea. The southern city turned out to be one of my favorite spots to visit during the summer for water sports, hiking, craft beer, local dishes, and all around good vibes.
Jeju is often called the Hawaii of South Korea. The island offers gorgeous landscapes, plenty of nature activities, resorts, horseback riding, etc. Click below for an easy, relaxing guide to Jeju-do.