What did Koreans and Egyptians have in common? Pyramids!

In both cultures, the dead were buried in overground tombs with entire inventory of artifacts useful in the afterlife. We all know the pyramids and this is their Korean equivalent: tumuli. For a real testament to Korean history that it is, Gyeongju first stroke me as particularly un-Korean. When we arrived there by bus from Busan…

Where to go in South Korea and why? My itinerary.

Korea is hardly an obvious choice when it comes to holiday destinations. It wasn’t until I decided to visit a friend of mine there in December 2014 that I realized Korea is seriously underrated as a tourist haven. Everyone should consider going there and here is the list of places worth stopping by: 1. Seoul Seoul…

In the city of blinding lights – the Light Festival in Boseong.

“Neon heart, day-glow eyes, The city lit by fireflies” – or so goes that U2 song, whose melody has always brought a vivid image of bustling, modern and mostly Western cities in front my eyes. After the first night spent in Korea, which also happened to be the New Year’s Eve, my earlier associations with…