Entries by Ali Porter

Yongin fountain

Yongin fountain: Cooling off Korea has hot, sometimes unbearable, summers, and since the country is so densely populated, swimming pools are few and far between to cater to all citizens. Something that is very popular and effective though, is the in-ground fountain, such as the Yongin fountain. You rarely notice them until they are switched […]

Namdaemun Market, Seoul

Namdaemun Seoul is full of beautiful markets with a huge range of products sold – shoes, bags, clothes, hats, sunglasses, candy, fruit, vegetables, fish, meat. The list goes on. One of our favorite markets in Namdaemun – it’s a great location (just one stop from Seoul Station or Myeong-dong) and is a great spot for […]

Ganghwa Island

Gangwa Island: An island off the northern west coast Summer has arrived and here’s a little adventure that is truly off the beaten path. A couple of weeks ago, a group of us girls were looking for a little weekend getaway to enjoy some warm weather and green scenery. After a little research, we headed […]


Muuido: : The Island With It All   A little south of Ganghwa-do is an island called Muui-do that should be on everyone’s ‘Korean Summer To-Do’ list. Muui-do, like Ganghwa-do, is an island that can be reached within a couple hours from Seoul. From Incheon airport,  you can take a bus to the ferry, and then […]