Gangneung Beaches and Food

On our last trip here in Korea, we explored Gangneung, the city in the province of Gangwon-do, on the east coast of South Korea. We have been living in Korea for almost two years now, and yet we never travelled by bus, so on this trip, we gave it a go. Mike booked the bus ticket online from Kobus, and when we got to the bus station, we went up to the first floor, printed out the ticket from the Kiosk machine and get on the bus. Continue reading “Gangneung Beaches and Food”

Jeonju Hanok Village Weekend Getaway

Three months ago when we took the train down to Guryegu for hiking, we saw many people getting off in this station called Jeonju, and they were all looking very excited about it. I was intrigued by it and did some quick google search on that place, and I’m glad I did that. Jeonju has over 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses clustered in one area, and it’s a great place for a weekend getaway. But we couldn’t immediately arrange for a visit because we have already had a travel plan in November and December so, it would have to be in January. Continue reading “Jeonju Hanok Village Weekend Getaway”

Day Trip to Maokong and Taipei Zoo

The next morning after breakfast at the hotel, we took the Wenhu Line from Zhongshan Junior High School station to Taipei Zoo station. The ride was about 20 minutes with the cost of NT$ 24 paid with the Easy card. Two months ago when Adam visited us for a hike in Jirisan, he gave us the Easy Card as he no longer needed it. Besides paying for the metro with the card, we also used it to pay for the Maokong Gondola ride and the entrance fees for the Taipei Zoo. Continue reading “Day Trip to Maokong and Taipei Zoo”

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Taipei

After the tour in Taipei 101 Observatory, we walked to the National Dr Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. The hall was built to commemorate the 100th birthday of Dr Sun, the founding father of the Republic of China. The government began planning construction in 1964 and finally completed it in May 1972 funded by the private sector. The height of the building is 30.4 metres with each side 100 metres long to symbolizing Dr Sun’s centennial birthday. The memorial hall has thirty thousand square metres of space. Continue reading “Dr Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Taipei”