Month: August 2017

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Most trips to Seoul will include a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is one of the oldest buildings in Seoul and is steeped in history. History Originally built in 1395 by King Taejo,Gyeongbokgung Palace has been destroyed or fallen into ruin twice. Each time it […]

Valley Rock Festival, South Korea

Valley Rock Festival, South Korea

As a youth, I spent most of my summers flitting between music festivals. The thought of living in a tent, covering myself in glitter, drinking cider all day, and dancing to music was my idea of heaven. As I’ve grown up, I’ve been drawn to […]

Doing a Ski Season in France

Doing a Ski Season in France

It seems like an age ago that I did a ski season in Courcheval. 3 whole years in fact, although it seems like a life time. It is still one of the best things I done, as well as one of the most utterly exhausting. […]

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

I bought Captain Corelli’s Mandolin about 4 years ago in a second-hand shop. It then sat on my shelf for years. Something about this book seemed to be worth reading but I wasn’t sure why. I haven’t seen the film but I had a vague impression […]

5 Free Things to Do in Seoul

5 Free Things to Do in Seoul

I am terrible at budgeting and frequently run out of money before. It doesn’t matter how hard I try, I’m always skint. Therefore, I have become pretty adept at finding cheap things to do in Seoul. Generally, a trip to Seoul is not going break […]