South Korea. Yes! I’ve been there … in my dreams. But seriously, the reason I’m blogging about this, rather that I place I’ve been to, is because I think I know more about this destination than any other place I’ve been to. Why is that you ask? I’ve been wanting to go here for over 4 years! Actually, to be fair, it has been on and off. There were times that I really wanted to go, and other times that I really didn’t want to. But at this very second of me writing … YES! I want to go! Also I think my Korean is good enough now to be able to survive there and fully experience it properly.
If you can believe it, I’ve already set up my travel plans years ago. I’ve decided the places that I want to go, and every year that list just keeps on growing. Good thing I still have my travel plans, so I’ll be able to share with you some highlights:
Now this isn’t a particular place, but one big reason I want to go to Korea is because of the food. I want to try it all, especially the street foods. It’s probably horrible for my health, but it probably tastes A-MAZING.
I also want to try out all those weird and quirky food inventions that you can find. One of those is the “pizza cone”. Now to be fair, I found this picture 4 years ago, and so I don’t even know if this exists anymore. But here it is:
Isn’t it so intriguing? Have to try it! There are other foods too of course - like the Bulgogi Burger from McDonalds. It probably tastes the same as any other burger (maybe sauced up a bit), but I want to say that I’ve tried it.
2) Historical Sites
Some of you know this, but I’m a huge history buff. There are so many historical sites that I want to visit. History books and shows are some things that I actually watch a lot.
This is one of the temples I want to visit. This is 통도사 (Tong-Do-Sa) temple. It was established back in the 7th century during the reign of Queen Seondeok.
This is 첨성대 (Cheom-Seong-Dae). This is one of the oldest scientific observatories in all of Asia!. Now you can’t actually star gaze here. Well you could, but that’s not what it’s known for. It is built out of exactly 362 pieces of granite, representing the lunar year. There are also other amazing things related to the construction of this. Must see it in person!
In the same area, the burial mounds of the Silla kings. Doesn’t it look amazing? So peaceful. I feel like going there and lying doing under THAT tree.
3) Drama Locations
Yes. You can think what you want, but it’s true. I want to visit the sets and famous locations of all my favourite dramas:
In Incheon, the set for the drama “Full House”. This is one of the first dramas that I have ever seen. So in that regard, I have to see it. Thinking back on it now, the story wasn’t even that great. But it was the original one, and all other dramas (well romantic comedies anyway), started to follow this drama’s plot line.
The Coffee Shop from “Coffee Prince 1호점” in Hongdae, Seoul.
German Village in Namhae. The set for 환상의 커플. One of my all time favourite dramas. But doesn’t this area in general look so beautiful? I think it’d be worth it just to see this view.
4) Indie Music
I love Korean Indie. It’s what got me in to Korean music in the first place. There are so many indie music bars around Korea where indie artists play every week. I want to go hear them, and possibly meet them too!
If I can meet any of my favourite artists, I’ll honestly be giddy with joy.
I want to go shopping in Korea. This one I really don’t have to explain haha.
Anyway, I think 5 points is enough - besides this blog post is getting pretty long. There’s a lot more that I want to see though! If you’re interested, just ask me and I’ll tell you about it! Anyway, I’m off for now. Night all!