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Korea Trip Report: Introduction

Descending Seongsan Ilchulbong on Jeju Island

Last month, I wrote an article about our connection to 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 Young, her husband Black Bear, and their 4-year-old son Ji-Beom.

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 Young and Black Bear. 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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