South-Korea, formerly seen as the unknown land between crazy Japan and intrusive China. But we have Korean friends that we have to visit and we fall in love with Korea. South-Korea is home to Jeju Island, considered the Hawaii of Asia. It is also home to Seoul, a dynamic city where modern skyscrapers, K-pop culture and high-tech public transport meet the traditional palaces, Buddhist temples, street markets and mountain trails. During our three week travel to South-Korea we try to capture every beautiful thing we see. See it in our Korea gallery.
Our first week in South-Korea isn’t the best. What we had hoped to be a tropical holiday on Jeju Island, turns into the start of the rain season and sitting in the hotel room a lot. Our second and third week are still wet and hot, but we are in Seoul. And Seoul is awesome! Through couchsurfing we stay with locals in four different parts of the city. Staying in all those different parts of the city gives us the opportunity to explore every part from a local perspective. Our couchsurfing hosts show us the best places in their neighbourhoods, including the best restaurants! We discover Korean cuisine, and we totally love it. And if you like coffee: Seoul is a coffee paradise! We challenge you not to fall in love with the city after this photo gallery!
Planning your trip to Korea? Take a look at our Seoul tips.