In the late afternoon sun, the Hanwa 63 Building radiates a shimmering bright gold. Built in 1986 on Yeouido Island, it once reigned as Seoul's tallest skyscraper. It's claim to fame these days is that it houses the world's highest art gallery. The art gallery displays masterpieces, but more interesting are the eclectic theme-oriented collections. Skulls anyone?Read More
There is a quirky town on the eastern shore of South Korea called Ganggoohang Harbor (강구항) that serves, eats, breathes, catches, sells, and ships only King Crabs (or "yong dae gae" 영대게). If you love eating crab, Gangoohang is a great place to have lunch or dinner after a full day of touring in Andong or Gyeongju. It's just a short drive east of Andong and north of Gyeongju.Read More
A growing trend in Korea, a homestay (also called "minbak" 민박) provides farmers with additional income while offering a peaceful, authentic rural refuge for urbanites seeking quiet. Personally, I think the idea is brilliant!Read More
I know - seems silly to write a post about rest stops. But Korea's rest areas are post-worthy!
Korea has wonderfully clean and amenable rest areas along its highways. They are truly an oasis during a long trip between cities, providing a chance to rejuvenate, stretch, and even do some shopping (of course!).Read More