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,…

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…

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…