Leisure

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,…

HIP-HOP CLUBS REDEFINED

[box_dark] HIP-HOP CLUBS REDEFINED In pursuit of authenticity Written by Daisy Larios [/box_dark]   Although electronic music tends to dominate the clubbing scene in Seoul, hip-hop clubs are increasingly common, too, with…

Dancing the night away in the heart of Seoul

  [box_dark] DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY IN THE HEART OF SEOUL Written by Daisy Larios Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo [/box_dark]   Myeongdong Night Festival is Myeong-dong’s stab at staying up past its usual bedtime.…
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Danimgil Makgeolli Pub

  Get Your Cloudy Rice Brew On at Danimgil At Hongdae’s Danimgil, they specialize in Korean makgeolli (an alcoholic beverage made of rice), and they have a wide selection. You can get makgeolli made from buckwheat, corn,…
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Behind the Belfry

[box_success] Behind the Belfry An evening around Jonggak Station Written by Daisy Larios [/box_success] The Gwancheol-dong area in Jongno by Jonggak Station 종각역 (Line 1), Exit 4—the labyrinth of alleys that lie between the Bosingak…
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Prost Pub and Grill

  Prost Pub and Grill | 프로스트 펍 앤 그릴 Part of the landmark District complex attached to the Hamilton Hotel, Prost is a traditional pub in the best sense of the term. Beer drinkers will love the vibe, but the mojitos…
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Cheongdam-dong

Cheongdam-dong Clubbing with the pretty people   Written by Daisy Larios   Just one mention of its name is apt to send locals into a tizzy of haute couture: Cheongdam-dong. The now-infamous Gangnam district’s paragon…