On this day: National Museum & Gangnam, Seoul

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 8, 2018, I was spending my final day in Seoul, South Korea. It was our last full day in Seoul after a fun week in South Korea, and we had a couple more places on…

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On this day: Old and new in Seoul

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 7, 2018, I was in Seoul, South Korea. After reuniting with our friend in Busan, we returned to Seoul to spend the remainder of our time in South Korea. As the capital and largest metropolis of…

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On this day: Busan, South Korea

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 6, 2018, I was in Busan, South Korea. It was our second day in South Korea and it was time to make a day trip to meet up with our friend in Busan. She was attending…

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On this day: First day in Seoul, South Korea

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 5, 2018, I was spending my first day in Seoul, South Korea. Boy, was 2018 a great year for travel. Less than two weeks after our return from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, we headed…

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Photo Friday: Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

This weekโ€™s Photo Friday is inspired by Leighton from Leighton Travels, who just published a great post about his visit to a hanok village in Otgol, South Korea. He reminded me of my own experience in a hanok when I travelled to South Korea back in 2018. Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village…

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My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers…

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#Alphabet Adventures: Travel memories from A to Z

I’m bored. The province of Ontario is finally looking at a gradual re-opening of the economy, but the process is going to be a slow one. This is surely appropriate, but it unfortunately means that my beloved hobby of travel planning is still on hold since I don’t know when I will be going anywhere!…

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Tastes of South Korea

Following up on my last post about everything we ate in Japan, here is a recap of all the food we tried during the first leg of our trip to East Asia, in South Korea. We spent five days in Seoul and Busan, and managed to keep our bellies very full the entire time. Jump…

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A cool break in South Korea

My last ‘big trip’ took place last November, when I ventured over to South Korea and Japan for two weeks with Mr. Chuckles. Japan had been on both of our travel wish lists forever, but South Korea was something of an incidental stop we decided to make in order to meet up with our friend.…

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