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Seongbuk-dong

[box_light]Seongbuk-dong 성북동[/box_light] Commonly referred to as the Beverly Hills of Korea, Seongbuk-dong is home to many rich families and top envoys to Seoul. Lurking in the alleys of this upscale neighborhood are diverse heritage sites and cultural hot spots like museums and galleries. A walking tour would piece together its modern and historic facades like […]

Seoul Fortress Walk

[box_light]Seoul Fortress Walk 서울성곽길[/box_light] The Seoul Fortress Wall stretches 18.2 km and consists of four main parts, in accordance with Seoul’s four surrounding mountains—Mt. Namsan in the south, Mt. Inwangsan to the west, Mt. Naksan to the east, and Mt. Bugaksan in the north. The trail can be steep at times and provides hikers with […]

Garosu-gil

[box_light]Garosu-gil 가로수길[/box_light] Often referred to as “Europe in Seoul,” Garosu-gil is a trendy street complete with plenty of open-air cafés, bars, restaurants, and designer shops. Adorned with ginkgo trees, this 700 meter-long boulevard is a beautiful promenade in the middle of the city. In autumn, the golden gingko leaves imbue visitors with a sense of […]

Samcheong-dong

[box_light]Samcheong-dong 삼청동[/box_light] Running along the eastern edge of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Samcheong-dong Road is lined with beautiful ginkgo trees that turn a golden color in autumn. The street is lined with cafés, museums, antique shops, and a number of famous art galleries. Since each art gallery building has its own unique architectural design, taking a walk […]

King Sejong Exhibit in Gwanghwamun

[box_light]King Sejong Exhibit in Gwanghwamun 세종이야기[/box_light] Hangeul Day falls on Oct 9, which means it’s time to revisit King Sejong, the fourth monarch of the Joseon Dynasty who invented the Korean alphabet, hangeul. In the middle of Gwanghwamun Square is a statue of King Sejong, and located in the lower levels of Gwanghwamun Square is […]

Jinju

[box_light]Jinju 진주[/box_light] At the spectacular Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (Oct 1–13), colorful lanterns parade along the Namgang River waterfront across from Jinjuseong Fortress and Chokseongnu Pavilion. Visitors can enjoy a parade of traditional lanterns while floating lanterns downriver and hanging lanterns to make wishes. The festival dates back to the Japanese invasions of Korea […]

Dak, Dak, Dak. The Chicken in Korea

[box_dark]Dak, Dak, Dak 닭 The Chicken in Korea[/box_dark] Written and photographed by Daniel Gray There is a certain dining etiquette when it comes to eating chicken that you should keep in mind in Korea. The legs are the prized part of the chicken, so they should be shared or offered to the most important person […]

Daily Delights-October

Daily Delights                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul. [box_light]Breakfast[/box_light] Chicken and Ginseng Rice Porridge at Yeonjuk 연죽 Jongno area Getting breakfast in Korea can be incredibly difficult if you don’t want to go to a hangover soup restaurant or a fast food joint. However at Yeonjuk at Jongno 3-ga, their business […]

Quick Bites

[box_light]Quick Bites[/box_light] Scotch Eggs? Try Reilly’s 라일리탭하우스 Itaewon area Reilly’s Taphouse in Itaewon is serving up an awesome selection of ales and beers (both foreign and domestic) and a dizzying array of gastropub fare. Plus they have dishes made from the chicken and the egg. On their brunch menu there are steak and eggs as […]