Renting a Car in South Korea: Your Local Guide for 2023

Renting a car in South Korea is a great way to get around the country. Although it may sound intimidating to drive in Asia, in a country that has a completely different language and alphabet to your own, driving here is easier than it sounds!  Renting a car in Korea allows you a lot more … Read more

Solo Female Travel in Korea: Your Complete 2023 Guide

Solo female travel in Korea is not the most common travel choice but it is a rewarding one. The question of whether South Korea is safe for solo female travelers is likely to be at the forefront of your mind if you are planning your first trip to this area.  After all, South Korea is … Read more

12 Things I Didn’t Like About Living in Korea

There were some things I didn’t like about living in South Korea during my time in the country. I spent a year here, teaching English at a hagwon in Suwon, an hour south of Seoul.  South Korea definitely has a lot of positives. The country is rich in culture, natural beauty, history, and gastronomy.  As … Read more

11 Steps to Visiting a Korean Jimjilbang in 2023

Visiting a Korean jimjilbang (찜질방) is a highlight of any trip to South Korea and a unique “only in Korea” type of experience that you must have while you are in the country. If you enjoy spa treatments and self care, you will particularly enjoy spending a day at a Korean jimjilbang.  But what is … Read more

Visiting Mr Toilet House (The Suwon Toilet Museum) in 2023

The Mr. Toilet House (Suwon Toilet Museum) is one of the most eccentric attractions in the  Gyeonggi-do capital of Suwon (and arguably in all of Korea). In Korean, it is known as “Hae Woo Jae” (해우재).  It’s a little crude, sure. But it’s a fun place to visit if you are already going to be … Read more