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If you ever find yourself especially sleepy in Korea, a...







If you ever find yourself especially sleepy in Korea, a jjimjilbang (찜질방) is a good place to go for a few hours. We went to Dragon Hill Spa (드래곤힐스파) the last time we were in Seoul to soak in hot water and slumber on the floor.

On weekends, it’s 14,000₩ for day (5:00 am - 8:00 pm) or night (8:00 pm - 5:00 am). Lots of variety in rooms (e.g. all temperatures, including an ice room and a salt room) and baths (e.g. ginseng and medicinal water). 


These days, Holi is a worldwide event. It’s often known as the...











These days, Holi is a worldwide event. It’s often known as the festival of colors or festival of sharing love. In layman’s terms it signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.


Cherry blossom trees are blooming, which means that Spring is...













Cherry blossom trees are blooming, which means that Spring is here! I love seeing all the beautiful pink flowers, even though they don’t even last two weeks. Maybe that’s what makes them more special?


Spa Land is the most expensive but probably the best jjimjilbang...







Spa Land is the most expensive but probably the best jjimjilbang (찜질방) in Korea (and likely, the world). It’s located in Shinsegae, the world’s biggest mall, so as expected, Spa Land is huge, clean, and modern. They have hot rooms, cold rooms, salt rooms, and a bunch of other rooms that are all good for you in some way. 

You can hang out with your friends and family everywhere but the baths, which are single-sex only. 


There’s no reason not to go to the National Museum of Korea...













There’s no reason not to go to the National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관). It’s free, it’s interesting, and it’s just a short taxi ride away from Itaewon, Seoul.


Hurshimchung / Heosimcheong Hot Springs Spa (허심청) is a popular...











Hurshimchung / Heosimcheong Hot Springs Spa (허심청) is a popular jjimjilbang (찜질방) in Busan. They are best described as large, gender-segregated public bathhouses.


Bim Bom (빙봉) advertises itself as an “organic egg brunch” and is...







Bim Bom (빙봉) advertises itself as an “organic egg brunch” and is in Itaewon, Seoul. It’s the fanciest breakfast I’ve had in Korea. We waited outside for 20 minutes on a Sunday afternoon, but a great crepe for 16,000₩ seemed worth it. Don’t forget to pierce the yolk and spread it around on top of your crepe before rolling it up and cutting it into bitesize slices.

Address: 261-6, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea

Directions: This place is not very close to a subway station. Nearest subway station is Hannam on Jungang or central line. We trekked up some monstrous hills from Itaewon. 


An alley away from the busy streets of Insadong is a quaint tea...







An alley away from the busy streets of Insadong is a quaint tea house with small birds by the windows and goldfish in shallow bowls. The Shin Old Tea House (신옛찻집) is hard to find and often crowded, but a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul. 

Hours: 10am-11pm

Address: 33-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 인사동길 33-1 (관훈동)

Directions: Short walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3) exit 6.


Haedong Yonggung Temple or Haedong Yonggungsa (해동 용궁사) is one of...















Haedong Yonggung Temple or Haedong Yonggungsa (해동 용궁사) is one of the best temples to visit in Busan.


When I first saw pictures of the Dreamy Camera Cafe (꿈꾸는사진기)...


















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