One of my biggest passions and enjoyments in life is being outside in nature. After booking my tickets to Korea to visit Elise, naturally I started to look for things to see in Korea. Instantly my attention was taken to the Seoraksan National Park, which is the most famous national park in South Korea. If you enjoy nature and hiking and you are visiting Korea, the Seoraksan National Park is a must see. The park offers a number of different hiking routes over ridges and through valleys, offering breathtaking views of the mist covered jagged mountain peaks.
I don’t have that much to write about in this #personal post as I just posted a (delayed) #personal post a few days (like two) ago. As some of you may know I can’t handle spicy food at all, may it be because Dutch cuisine uses not much more then salt and pepper or because my parents cook with even less spice then your average Dutch house hold. I don’t know, I just can’t stand even the slightest bit of red pepper. Something which kind of sucks when living in South Korea as I actually enjoy the taste of Kimchi, Korea’s traditional fermented vegetable dish, a lot. That is until the spiciness kicks in.
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If you have seen the movie ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ you have probably seen the scene in which the leading actress is still a little girl and runs through a tunnel of torii gates, which can be best described as ‘orange poles’. This scene takes place at the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine, a magical place in Kyoto. I would say it’s a must-see when visiting Japans former imperial capital.View Post
Bukchon Hanok Village is a traditional Korean village located in the heart of Seoul in between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo shrine. When walking through the small streets and seeing the beautifully designed old houses, you would almost feel like your no longer in the largest city of South Korea. My Korean buddy Jerry (a volunteer that has to put up with this overly direct Dutch person, as he was assigned as my buddy through a school program) and other buddy friends of him took me and another international student here a few days ago.View Post
Can you believe it’s been almost four weeks since I left the Netherlands for Seoul? I can’t… and I know I have hardly blogged since arriving, for that I apologize (more about why I’ve been slacking so much can be found later on in this post under ‘technical problems’). Here is an extremely long, picture filled, update about my life in Korea which involves visiting historic palaces and villages, people dashing towards me to take pictures, eating lots of Japanese food, shopping for make-up and technical problems.