How to go to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm

There are a lot of options to go to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm.  From Seoul, you can rent a car or avail of the tourist bus which are two of the most convenient ways to get there but can also be costly. You can also commute via ITX or metro subway.  I usually use the metro subway which only cost ₩4,500 round trip from Myeongdong (where I usually stay) to Gapyeong Station. From Gapyeong Station, you can either hire a taxi to take you there or avail of the Gapyeong City Tour bus for ₩6,000).  Continue reading “How to go to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm”

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Mr. Dakgalbi Korean Restaurant

While I was planning our autumn trip to Korea last year, I asked some of my friends who usually visit Korea for their recommended Korean dish because I mostly ate street food during my spring trip since I was traveling alone and was always on the go. This time since I am touring friends who have never been to Korea, I want us to experience and try as much authentic Korean food as we can.  One particular friend highly recommended that we try dak galbi when we go to Nami Island, so that’s what we did before we headed to Nami Island Ticket Office.

Dak galbi is a Korean dish which is a combination of stir-fried marinated chicken as well as sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and rice cake on a hot plate.  It is known to have originated in Chuncheon County in Gangwon Province, South Korea. Continue reading “Mr. Dakgalbi Korean Restaurant”

Autumn in Nami Island

Visiting Nami Island in each different season has been one of my goals when I travel to Korea. The first time I went here was last spring in April 2015. I was alone and it was quite late when I arrived but I was still able to appreciate the beauty of this island and I gained two beautiful friends on my way back to Seoul. This time along with my friends from college, I was able to witness her beauty during autumn. Nami Island is indeed lovelier during this season with yellow, orange and red hues dominating what was once a lush green flora.  For details about other facilities featured in this half moon-shaped island, I will refer you to my first post about Nami IslandContinue reading “Autumn in Nami Island”

Nami Island

There is something about going out of the city that is refreshing. I somehow enjoyed the long subway ride from Seoul to Gapyeong as I observed how my surroundings changed from buildings to landscape. I saw colorful flowers starting to cover the mountainside and I got excited about how Nami Island, one of the many famous tourist spots in South Korea, would look like during early spring.  Continue reading “Nami Island”

Petite France

I originally wanted to go to Gapyeong to visit Petite France, Nami Island and Garden of the Morning Calm but scratched it off from my itinerary since it is far so I can just concentrate on exploring Seoul, but then I changed my mind AGAIN and went on with my previous plan. Ohhh the perks of travelling alone, you are your own boss and no one will scowl if you kept on revising and just do what you feel like doing.

It was a spur-off-the-moment decision so I arrived at Gapyeong station quite late. I went straight to their tourist information office, grabbed pamphlets of the bus schedule, Petite France and Nami Island. I had to give up Garden of the Morning Calm because I do not have enough time.  I made a separate blog post with detailed instructions on how to commute from Myeongdong to Petite FranceContinue reading “Petite France”