• Solo travelling

    13-15th July – Journey in Ulsan

    13th of July Today I left Jeju in the morning. It was raining. Again. The day before when I had a car accident the hostel owner took care of me a lot. At dinner time they asked me to go down and have dinner with three other Koreans. It was a good chance for me to practice Korean as they didn’t really speak English. The next day the owner even woke up early just to see me out. I felt so touched that we didn’t really know each other, still they took a great care of me. The weather was interesting. The day I arrived it rained. The day I…

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    12th of July – Accident and car insurance

    I guess today was the day I was reborn. I decided to leave early and not watiting for the breakfast at 8am. I wanted to climb to the top of the Hallasan. It was a plan I made one year ago after I climbed up to Bukhansan in Seoul. But there was a huge change. Right from the beginning I felt bad for being hungry but at 5am nowhere was opened. Then in the car I typed the address of the trail that lead up to the summit, however the GPS didn’t have the address. I tried many way but still no result. If you plan to rent a car…

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    11th of July – Sunny side of Jeju

    After a rainy day the sunny day came. Fortunately today was very sunny and warm. Totally different than yesterday. Today I planned a lot for myself. Bijarim forest At first I wanted to climb up to Seungsan Ilchulbong. I read that it was 2000 won going up there but the reality was 5000 won. I didn’t want to pay that much just to climb up to a rock. So I wanted to see the Haenyo divers’ show which only started at 1:30 pm and 3pm. Only twice a day. However it was 9am that time. As I didn’t want to wait there for 4 hours I drove to Bijarim forest…

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    9-10th of July – Leaving Busan and hello Jeju-do

    Still Busan On the 9th I didn’t do anything special. My flight to Jeju island was at 7pm so in the morning I only stayed at my accommodation and wrote a blog. My host made me breakfast then she was working while I was writing. I also packed up my stuff. I could have visited Taejongdae park but I was too lazy to move out. However my host told me it was a beautiful place so if you are in Busan I would recommend to see it as well. At 2pm my host left the house and gave a short ride to the bus station. I took the bus number…

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    8th July – The term privacy means different for the Koreans

    I can’t tell whether this post is a positive or negative one. I had a very grateful moment as well as disturbing one. I will let you decide it. Since I started travelling I couldn’t sleep really well. For 2 days I didn’t have a proper sleep and after that I went to bed at midnight but woke up at 6am or 7am. While going to places I always fell asleep on the public transport because the travelling time was extremely long. Going from A to B always took around 1 hour. As for eating I also didn’t eat properly especially in the morning as I didn’t buy food to…

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    7th of July – Hiking day

    This morning my host invited me to see the Christianism church where she goes regularly. I thought it was a cathedral but instead it’s a building that functions as a church. At first it was a service for the children, break then for the adults after came the lunch. I thought I would just go to see how it looked like. But people knew about me beforehand as my host told them. They welcomed me wholeheartedly and I was surprised by this warmness. I was a bit confused and felt strange. However I could talk in Korean a lot. I didn’t stay for the adult service and lunch as I…

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    6th July – Hidden parts of Busan

    Toastmasters, the public speaking club Today I decided to wake up early as I had to find a way to the Toastmaster meeting that started at 10:30. I arrived to the venue one hour earlier so I went to find something to eat. Even though there is a kitchen to cook, I’m too lazy to buy any food to make. I ate an udon noodle soup. Then I went to the meeting place. If you haven’t heard of Toastmaster yet, it’s a non-profit organization where you can practice public speaking, leadership skills and belong to a supporting community all around the world. Once you are a member you can visit…

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    3-5th of July – 31 hours without proper sleep – part 2

    After I arrived to Busan, got my bag, I went to my accommodation which was another great adventure. I booked my accommodation on Airbnb and luckily my host sent me a detailed instruction how to go there with the pictures. I followed it. From the airport I had to change the metro three times. About how to use the metro you can read more here. At the police station I was carrying three bags. One huge hiking bag, one small bag and one laptop bag. It was a real pain as altogether they were heavy. Everytime I took the metro I had to go around 6-7 stations which was a…

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    3-5th of July – Adventures at the airport – part 1

    I have just started my trip to Asia visiting Vietnam and Korea for two months. I knew it wouldn’t be an easy trip but the first two days have already been challenging. I first travelled to Vietnam to put down some of my luggage. I thought buying a return ticket from Hungary to Vietnam and then from Vietnam to Korea would be cheaper than buying one-way tickets but in reality there wasn’t much difference. However this way it was better as I could leave some of my stuff in Vietnam then simply travel in Korea. And the challenging part started here. You can read what mood swing I went through…

  • Motivation

    Transition from childhood to adulthood

    7th of March. It used to be a day I had been waiting for so long. I even planned ahead how I would celebrate this day. Because I wanted to get a lot of gift, a lot of “Happy Birthday” toast and a lot of people who celebrate it with me. However, now that I turned 24, I realized I didn’t look forward to this day anymore. Because that’s the time I figured out I was growing up. Which means I need to start to take responsibility for myself. I can’t complain and make a fuss out of nowhere like before. Suddenly all the “Happy Birthday” toast and all the…