Beautiful Korea: The Garden of Morning Calm

The Garden of Morning Calm has been one of the most beautiful places I’ve stumbled across during my travels in Korea so far… Continue reading at highheelsandabackpack.com Advertisements

Beautiful Busan

Of those who travel to South Korea, I know very few people who have made the journey down to Busan, which is a shame as it is visually stunning – especially once you get away from the main confines of the city; there’s so much unspoilt coastline it reminded me a little of Northern California and…

Dal Dongnae – The Moon Villages of South Korea

If you’ve ever glanced upon the pastel coloured beauty of the rainbow houses of Notting Hill and sighed “I wish I could afford a place like that” then look no further, I may have found a solution for you… Welcome to Gamcheon Art Village in Busan, South Korea! Located in the hills of Busan, these…

In search of finding one’s self – Beopjusa, Korea Templestay

“Oh it’s so nice and refreshing to talk with you, I hadn’t realised there were any female monks here” “There aren’t” “Oh…” [Successfully putting my foot in my mouth since 1990!] Buddhist temples are dotted everywhere across Asia and a highlight of my adventures has been stumbling across an off the beaten track temple with…

Heart & Seoul – The Personalities of South Korea’s Capital.

Having travelled extensively across Asia on my previous travels, and fallen in love with their non materialistic, “carpe diem” approach to life, my decision to backpack around South Korea, somewhere mysterious and less frequently explored by the backpacker community was a no-brainer, I have always been fascinated by what is different, and I was eager to discover…