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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,…

Ice City

SEOUL helps you get your skate on this winter

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

[box_light] Take Me Out to the Ballgame Navigating the world of baseball …Korean-style 한국식 야구 관람[/box_light] Written by Thomas St. John Background Koreans have been playing baseball of some form for over 100 years, and…

Remembering War, Moving Towards Peace

[box_light]Remembering War, Moving Towards Peace DMZ Train and Imjingak Park offer not only views, but also insight into the reality of national division 파주[/box_light] Written and photographed by Robert Koehler The train passes…

Reality Walks

[box_light] Reality Walks Visit the locales of some of your favorite reality TV programs [/box_light] Written and photographed by Robert Koehler   While Korean soap operas and K-pop music have gotten the most attention overseas, a number…

The Premium Gimbap Movement

[box_light] The Premium Gimbap Movement After trying one, one would proclaim, ‘What took so long?’ [/box_light] Written by Joe McPherson  Seoul has cycled through its fair share of trends, yet most of them have focused on foreign…

Seoul Food: What’s Eating You?

  A conversation about the benefits and difficulties of eating, cooking and dining out in Seoul Moving to a different country means changing a lot of things—location and job are the obvious ones, though there are a multitude others. One…

Opening the Door to an Undiscovered World

[box_light] Opening the Door to an Undiscovered World ‘100 Thimbles in a Box’ authors Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky introduce readers to the charms of Korean handicrafts [/box_light]  Written by Robert Koehler For American writers Debbi…

All Hands In: Nail Salons of Seoul

[box_light]All Hands In: Nail Salons of Seoul Written by Deanne Nguyen[/box_light] While we often take matters into our own hands, when we think about our appearance, how often do we make sure that our hands matter? We rely on our trusted…

A Flowing Landscape of Design

[box_light] A Flowing Landscape of Design 동대문 디자인 플라자 Say what you will, but Dongdaemun’s DDP is unlike anywhere you’ve been before [/box_light] Written and photographed by Robert Koehler  To call Dongdaemun…