Hotel Reviews Archive

Staying & eating near the entrance of Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho, South Korea – Goodstay Smile Resort & Guesthouse

I could have stayed in central Sokcho for my visit to go hiking in Seoraksan National Park, but instead I decided to stay as close as possible to the park entrance at a place called Goodstay Smile Resort & Guesthouse. Bus number 7 or 7-1 goes from the Intercity Bus Station out to this area […]

Staying in a Cuban casa particular – Casa Maura in Havana, Cuba review

Long before AirBnb, the Cuban government allowed private citizens to open their houses for tourists. Such an arrangement is called a casa particular. In a country where there are strict government controls over commerce, the creation of casas particulares has helped citizens start their own small businesses, while giving travelers access to a unique Cuban experience […]