Trip Report

Korea and the Tsushima Strait crossing

4 days of exotic food and technological cities in Korea

by jstorresc27About Me:Colombian 28 years old. I used to be a teacher and spend four hours a day taking three different kinds of public transportation home to work and back, that's completely incompatible with the human spirit. So I gave the uncertainty of going... read more

AsiaJapan, South Korea4 days / September 2019

Highs & Lows

Going up the Lotte tower

Apparently blankets are not standard in some South Korean hotels

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have stayed a couple more days in Busan to see the Haedong Yonggung Temple

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I couldn't go to the DMZ because of a national holiday

  • How was the food?

    Different kinds of Korean bbq's. If you don't tolerate spicy foods make it very clear to the waiters.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Some foreign phone companies don't work, buying a local chip will save the day

  • Packing tips?

    Seoul can get a lot colder than Busan so bring a jacket

  • Transportation Tips?

    If you are not in super tied budget taking taxis everywhere is not so bad, although in Seoul there are two kinds of taxis: the regular ones and the "luxury" ones which are black, so it is better to take the colorful ones

  • Any surprises?

    In the hotel in Busan there was only a plain mattress and a cover, no blankets, I tried my best to explain that I needed a blanket. This is so weird when the hotel was rather nice

  • Booking details?

    hoteles.com was the cheapest option