My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon, involved 11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. Our second stop was in Danyang in Chungcheongbuk-do. It is a small town known for its picturesque views of mountains, rivers, caves, etc., making it an ideal spot for adventures and extreme sports such as rafting, paragliding, clay shooting, and the like.
Read my post here to view our complete itinerary with a list of directions, expenses, and tips.
Before setting my foot in South Korea, I had already foreseen going there with my friend from high school, Mon, because both of us have been caught by its wave, also known as Hallyu. Hallyu, translated as “Flow of Korea” in English, describes the international popularity of South Korean culture and is exceptionally accounted for the growth of tourism in the country. Its effect has taken the world by storm since the 1990s through K-pop music, Korean dramas, Korean food, Korean skincare and cosmetics, and Korean fashion.