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South Korea - 8 Silly but awesome reasons to visit

Why do you choose to visit a country?

Maybe you choose places based on which have the most history. The best tourist attractions. The most famous food (hell, I here you on that one!)

But, there is another factor that should come into your travel plans decisions.


This time last year we were in South Korea. It was a country we’d thought about visiting but it was not near the top of the list. A whole stream of random events led to us ending up there.

And, it turns out, a year on, it is still one of our favourite countries.

Why? It’s fun. Simple, quirky fun.

Seriously, Thailand is fun. Other countries are fun too. But, South Korea, in terms of let loose, silly fun, is still number one.

But, Lets get specific. And, as it’s thursday, lets do it in a photographic way…



Silly but awesome reasons to visit South Korea: Random Vending Machine

Indecisive people can have there choices made for them – by a vending machine!


Mud Festival (2

They celebrate the biggest mud festival in the world every July (The Boryeong Mud Festival)


Silly but awesome reasons to visit South Korea: Egg Tart pizza

If all that mud wrestling works up your appetite, you can get an “Egg Tart Crust Pizza”. Amazingly, a ring of egg custard around the crust actually tastes ok. I’m not handing out any culinary awards, but it is certainly unique.

 Have a cup of coffee and make friends with dogs, cats, sheep, or computer game characters at Korea’s Pet Cafe’s. It’s the quirkiest way to enjoy a beverage.

Theme cafes like these are starting to spring up in other countries around the world, but the Korean originals are still the best for weird charm..


Silly but awesome reasons to visit South Korea: Kids Game



This delicious alcoholic beverage became a firm favourite of ours during our time in South Korea. Its fermented from rice or wheat and comes in at about 6-8% booze. I can also confirm that it produces some of the worst hangovers ever. Or was that the Soju? I forget…


Business man plays in kids playground: Silly but awesome reasons to visit South Korea

It’s acceptable for a fully suited businessman to use the playground. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if businessmen let loose a little more often and had some fun? Well, South Korea is already one step ahead of the rest of us.

1. Meagen Collins - Female - 31
Tom Williams - Male - 33
2. Five Dollar Traveller / Backpacking 4 Beginners (to be launched soon) we also have a podcast called the 5 Dollar Planet Travel Podcast (soon to be the Travel Freedom Podcast)
Our most popular blog Five Dollar Traveller gets 21,000+ Unique Monthly visitors - 25,000+ total visitors. We have a combined social media following of 18,500+ with our focus is on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Trover (Like Instagram for travel).
3. We have been travelling full time since April 2013
4. Currently in Morocco then Spain, Switzerland, Munich, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava,  Budapest & Bucharest as we are teaming up with Eurail for a month after that we plan to stay in Bucharest for a month or so. We also plan to visit Asia from late October onwards
5. We are open water certified SCUBA divers. And also enjoy a variety of adventure activities we are about to learn kite surfing in Morocco and go on quad biking tours etc (hopefully some sand dune surfing as well!)
6. Regional Preference? Asia, Africa, Mediterranean, Western Europe would be our preference - but we are open to suggestion
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Meg -
Travel Writer, Podcaster & Food Lover