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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,…

Gochang

[box_light] Gochang 고창 Recharge yourself amidst rolling green fields of barley[/box_light] Written and photographed by John Steele Surrounded by rolling mountains and hills, the lush, vibrant farmland of Borinara Hagwon Farm in Gochang,…

Scent of Spring in Seongbuk-Dong

[box_light] Scent of Spring in Seongbuk-dong Lose yourself in the gardens and rich history of a hidden gem [/box_light] Written and photographed by Robert Koehler Nestled away in the hills just north of Seoul’s old city wall, the charming…

Hongje Station

Trek to northwest Seoul, where the mountains hold sway In northwestern Seoul, the mountains are more a part of the urban fabric than elsewhere in the city; they flex their geographical muscles, so to speak, dictating where buildings can…

Korean Buddhist Cuisine

[box_light] Korean Buddhist Cuisine Eating can be a path to enlightenment[/box_light] Written by Joe McPherson   Along with the chaotic energy of the city comes the occasional craving to center the soul and mind. Buddhist temples dot…

Finding the Perfect Cocktail in Seoul

[box_dark]Finding the Perfect Cocktail in Seoul[/box_dark] Over the past few years, the number of cocktail bars around the city has exploded, but it can still be hard to find a truly great drink for the price. Here are three places that never…

Here’s to you

[box_light]Here’s to You More-than-gift ideas for parents and teachers dear to us[/box_light] Written by Deanne Nguyen Every holiday season, which comes up far more than once a year, we find ourselves the target of yet another commercial…

One Subway Station at a Time

Seoul Sub-Urban writer Charlie Usher explores Seoul’s ever-changing charms It’s easy for most city dwellers to get caught in their life’s daily rut: riding bus whatever to work; trudging from the bus stop to the office; walking to…

Making Stuff Up

[box_light] Making Stuff Up International residents give us the low-down on the Korean cosmetics scene [/box_light] Written by Felix Im  Robbie Schuldt arrived in Seoul in August of 2012 with her husband. She has since established herself…

Hip in Hannam-dong

[box_light] Hip in Hannam-dong 한남동 [/box_light] Young artists and creatives breathe life into aneglected hilltop community Written and photographed by Robert Koehler   The hilltop community that overlooks Itaewon from the south…