Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Eat Something New in 2014

[box_dark]Eat Something New in 2014[/box_dark] Written by Daniel Gray It’s a new year so a good idea is to go out and try something new. Luckily in food, new restaurants are always springing up all over Seoul. Eateries in the city are like…
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The Best Traditional Markets in Seoul

The Best Traditional Markets in Seoul In Korea, some of the most interesting and popular things to see are the traditional markets. Every city has them and some of the country towns and cities will have a weekly or biweekly market in the city…

Daily Delights

Daily Delights Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul. Photographs provided by Daniel Gray   Day 1 St. Patrick’s Day Delight in Itaewon Breakfast Lumber Jack Breakfast at Suji’s Restaurant Suji’s One…

Daily Delights

Daily Delights Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul. Day 1 Gourmet 494 is a gourmet cafeteria in the basement of the Galleria Department Store, which you can easily get to via the new Apgujeong Rodeo Station…

Daily Delights

Daily Delights Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul. [button link="The URL of the button" variation="darkgrey"]Breakfast[/button] Abalone Rice Porridge at Sen Jeonbokjuk 센전복죽 Abalone rice porridge is a delicacy…

Quick Bites

Quick Bites Handmade Pickles at Bapjitgo 밥짓고 티우림 A local favorite, this restaurant is known for their various pickled vegetables (jangajji). Here they make soy-sauce pickled cucumbers, chili pickles, turnip pickles, pickled…

Adventures in Korean Dining

[box_dark]Adventures in Korean Dining Written and photographed by Daniel Gray[/box_dark]   Korean food might seem quite extreme to the uninitiated. Some might fi nd pork knuckles, blood pudding, head cheese, silkworm larva, and…

Daily Delights

Daily Delights Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul. [box_light]BREAKFAST[/box_light] Blood Pudding Hangover Stew at Haejangguk Saramdeul 해장국 사람들 If you are looking for blood pudding stew for breakfast,…

Adventurous Quick Bites

[box_dark]Adventurous Quick Bites[/box_dark] A Taste of the Phoenix and Dragon at Bomungol Hanok-jip 보문골 한옥집 The turtle is a symbol of longevity and strength in Korea. They are also supposedly descendants of dragons and phoenixes.…