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”

Jarasum Makgeolli Festival

Makgeolli Festival is held yearly in Jarasum Island located in Gapyeong County of Gyeonggi province. This venue is also where the International Jazz Festival took place in every autumn. For those who anticipate the event, this year it will be held on 20th ~ 22nd October. On this trip, we went together with Liam, the Makgeolli king and his other half, Hyunnah. They brought along a cooler bag to store Makgeolli and also a picnic mat.

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North Korea views from Odusan Unification Observatory

I have always wanted to travel to North Korea, but it wasn’t accessible from South Korea. The only way to get there is via China or Russia in a tour group, as it’s not allowed to travel independently in North Korea. I’m not sure if I would be able to go there anytime in the future, So, I settled for just getting a glimpse of the country.

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