Every now and then we crave traveling to a place that feels completely different than where we happen to be. After spending a solid amount of time in Europe, we decided to take advantage of the specific visa rules that apply to Indian passport holders “transiting” via Korea to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand … more »
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There is a little known way of visiting South Korea without a visa for up to 30 days. When we found out about this, we booked a flight to Seoul and went on to explore the capital city, Busan, Jeounju and more.
If you are also curious about visiting the Korean Peninsula, browse to:
- Find out what the border between North and South Korea is like
- Learn authentic Korean dishes during a cooking class in Seoul
- Sleep on the floor at a Hanok, just like Koreans traditionally do
Our travel stories and tips will make you want to travel to Korea and will help you navigate Seoul and beyond!
And thanks to a travel story by a fellow blogger, we can also show you a sneak peek into what a trip around North Korea can be all about.
NORTH vs SOUTH: Visiting the so-called Korean Demilitarized Zone
Visiting the Demilitarized Zone (aka DMZ) between North and South Korea was quite a bizarre experience. Yet it was one of those bizarre experiences that I would certainly recommend to anyone traveling to Seoul and at all interested in local affairs. The so-called demilitarized zone happens to have more than … more »
Sleeping like Koreans (used to) at Raon Guesthouse
If it’s true that first impressions tend to last, my idea of Seoul would be one of futuristic looking cityscapes, locals adorned with modern accessories and an efficiency that only well planned contemporary cities manage to achieve. That is one of the obvious sides of Seoul, no doubt about that. … more »
Authentic Korean Cooking Class in Seoul
It’s only been a few weeks since our trip to Korea came to an end, and we’ve already cooked bibimbap (비빔밥) at home at least 5 times! If exploring the food culture of the country was one of the highlights of our trip around Korea, taking a cooking class in … more »
South Korea Visa for Indians
Indian passport holders ordinarily need a visa to visit South Korea (except Jeju island). You can apply for a visa at the nearest South Korean consulate and receive a 90 day visa fairly quickly. Most nationalities, even those that need a visa to visit South Korea, do not need one … more »
The most memorable moments from my time in North Korea
North Korea is, no doubt, a unique country to travel to. The places that visitors are allowed to see and the activities they can do are restricted by the government. And a very structured official itinerary offers neither time for “free roaming” nor “meeting locals”. Things that the majority of … more »
Tequila Suicide in Busan, South Korea
I’m sure Busan is a fine city, it’s just that during my 5 days there I just didn’t see enough of it. I was couch surfing with Jamie in Busan. We used to stay out all night and sleep the whole day. Most of my Busan memories center around going … more »