We were pleasantly surprised by the natural beauty of South Corea. The country was basically not on our bucket list, but we had wanted to go to Wladiwostok by Transsiberian Railway and then on to Donghae by ferry.
Communication was often difficult because we met very few people who spoke English, not even the receptionists at the hotels. But with the help of Google Translate and sign language, it worked. People were very helpful.