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Where To Stay In Busan + Itinerary From A Local

For Koreans, Busan is a popular weekend getaway, especially from Seoul. It’s got the beach & ocean vistas, abundant seafood, and the most famous living village in Korea: Gamcheon Culture Village. Planning your Busan itinerary is easier than ever, no matter where your interests lay. If you hate flying, you can take a bus or …

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Where To Stay On Jeju + Itinerary From A Local

Even if you only have a few days to explore Jeju Island, maybe even just a weekend from Seoul or Busan, there’s no reason you can’t still make the most of it. When I was teaching English in South Korea, Jeju was and remains by far my favorite long weekend getaway. It’s the perfect addition …

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Jeju Chocolate Guide: Korea’s Most Famous Chocolates

To those looking for the best chocolate in South Korea, well, quite frankly I’d send you elsewhere. Seoul’s chocolate scene is much more developed than that of Jeju, while Busan chocolate is about on this same level. But for those of you specifically looking for quality chocolate in Jeju, I’ve got your back. Jeju chocolate …

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South Korea Itinerary: 2 Weeks Or Less (From A Local)

I have so many feelings about South Korea. Two weeks in Korea? Try three years. That’s how long I’ve lived here by now, discovering the country’s beautiful places and the people who live there. So while I could write a South Korea itinerary centered only on Seoul and Busan, maybe even Jeju, and most people …

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Interview: Emily Paek, Founder of Public Chocolatory

“I think even if the [cacao] beans are all the same, but the makers are different, the outcome is very different.” -Emily Paek, Founder of Public Chocolatory Emily Paek was one of the first craft chocolate makers in Korea, and quite frankly, it’s been a long road to journey down. Over the last few years …

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Daytrip From Seoul: Hani Lavender Farm (하늬 라벤더 팜)

Have you ever wanted to wander through a lavender field in full bloom, and then lamented not being in Europe in the summertime? Enter: Hani Lavender Farm. Welcome to the late springtime flower fields of your dreams, located just south of the DMZ, in Goseong County! If you’re coming to Korea in May, June or …

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Things To Do in Korea: 99 Unique Adventures

This inexhaustive list of things to do in Korea, a bucket list if you will, was compiled based on recommendations from friends & fellow bloggers, as well as personal experiences & misadventures. I hope it helps you get ideas of what to do in Korea no matter where your interests lay, whether you’re going to Seoul …

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Chocolate On The Road: South Korea

“In those days, suddenly in Korea, the specialty coffee is booming. So, why just only coffee? Because, you know, cocoa is a more interesting item. So for the first time, I introduced bean to bar chocolate to Korea.” -Eddie Kim, Co-founder of Bonaterra Chocolate South Korea’s rapid globalization is countered by a fierce sense of …

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Korean Chocolate Culture: From Bean to Bar & Beyond

Korean chocolate is a topic close to my heart, as I’ve been living in South Korea for the last three years, and watched the local market blossom. However, South Korea is rarely— if ever— associated with great chocolate. It’s not that Korean chocolate has a bad reputation, but rather that it doesn’t have a reputation …

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