Day 8 – Bye Seoul!

Farewell to Seoul Thursday February 21, 2013 I woke up at around noon feeling actually pretty good.  I mean my #2’s weren’t normal but you know aside from that I actually felt like I would be capable of enduring the 19 hour journey back home.  We made a quick meal at the apartment and packed up.  We couldn’t say goodbye ... Read More »

Day 7 – DMZ

As close as it gets to North Korea Wednesday February 20, 2013 We left the best for last on our last full day in Korea. Koridoor Tours Jia recommended the tour run out of the USO by a company called Koridoor and so we booked directly with them.  They cost is $80 USD so somewhat steep but it seemed worth ... Read More »

Day 5 – More Touristy Stuff

Going back in time at the Bukchon Hanok Village Monday February 18, 2013 So our goal today was to get an early start to the day so we could actually see some sights around the city. Failed Guard Change at Deoksugung Because of some of the juggling around I had to do with the schedule I totally forgot that a ... Read More »

Day 4 – Sleep In Day

We slept in and then did a bit of roaming around Myeongdong, Dongdaemun and Sinchon Sunday February 18, 2013 We slept and slept and slept until about 1:30 for me and 2:30 for Chantelle. When I told her what time it was she didn’t even believe me. We didn’t even get out of the apartment until about 3:30ish. Margaret and ... Read More »

Day 3 – The Touristy Stuff

Time to see the palaces, hipster streets and have local eats Saturday February 16, 2013 The original plan for the day was to go to Nami Island on this day but after talking to Farrah and Joel about it and seeing how cold it was here it didn’t seem to freeze our butts out on an island that wouldn’t have ... Read More »

Day 2 – Shopping Frenzy

Exploring Ehwa District, Sinchon and Myeongdong on our first day Friday February 15, 2013 This was our first full day in Seoul. With our long ass day, we slept in naturally and didn’t get out until around 11AM. Ehwa University Our first stop was The Ehwa University area. I figured this being our first day I’d start us off easy ... Read More »

Day 1 – Seoul What’s Up?

Seoul Bound Wednesday February 13, 2013 & Thursday February 14, 2013 Standby Success Today started off super early of course. We wanted to catch the first flight to Vancouver. There were 3 flights we could take in order to catch our 11:50AM flight to Seoul but 1) the loads were better for the first flight and 2) no point in ... Read More »

Tips & Tricks Backpacking Asia

Tips & Tricks Backpacking Asia

My lessons learned from backpacking all around Asia These are the things you need to know before embarking on an epic adventure out to Asia as I did in 2012.  Brace yourself though.  It’s a lot of information and I’ve tried to summarize and organize it as best as I can. This is my own take on things I learned, ... Read More »