Korea Trip Report: Introduction

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Descending Seongsan Ilchulbong on Jeju Island

Last month, I wrote an article about our connection to South Korea and why we chose to visit this often-overlooked destination. It turned out to be an amazing trip. 

We saw and did so many things and ate unbelievably well. And of course, we spent lots of quality time with our student Min, her husband BB, and their 4-year-old son Jee.

It was trip of a lifetime that we’ll always remember.

Why I’m writing this trip report

During our trip, we had a lot of help from Min and BB. They were always available to help with translations, recommendations, or simply explaining how to eat something the ‘right’ way!

So I thought, “Why not pass that info along?”

Additionally, we encountered some surprises about Korea. Due to this, our first few days were a little more challenging than anticipated! In hindsight, a bit of preparation and research would’ve helped a lot. 

So, to help others get better prepared, I’m sharing everything we learned. There’s a lot of info, so I’ve broken up the trip report into three parts:

Korea Trip Report

Part 1: What to See and Do in South Korea

Wondering what to see and do in Korea? I’ll fill you in! In Part 1 of our Korea Trip Report, I share photos and short reviews of each attraction we visited.

Part 2: What to Eat in South Korea

Korean cuisine is unlike any other. Read all about the amazing, unique, and interesting eats you should try when you visit.

Part 3: Tips for Travelling in South Korea

Don’t travel to Korea before reading these 22 little-known tips! Learn about what surprised us and how to arrive in Korea better-prepared.

I hope the info’s helpful to you. If you still have questions, please reach out by commenting below or by filling out my contact form. I’m always happy to help!

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  • Reply
    January 1, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    I’m literally munching on Mandarin oranges from Jeju island at this moment (thank you Superstore!) reading your blog! 😀

    • Reply
      January 1, 2022 at 10:51 pm

      Hi VanFIRE—WHAT? There are Jeju Island mandarins at Superstore?! How have I never seen them? Are they in a special section? Tell me more!

      • VanFIRE
        January 3, 2022 at 9:56 am

        They’re from the Metrotown Superstore, but they’re not as sweet …and I don’t think we’re going to get more of them LOL!!!

      • Chrissy
        January 4, 2022 at 9:26 pm

        Hi VanFIRE—thank you for the update on the Jeju mandarins! Too bad they’re not sweet. I guess we’re not missing out then!

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