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,…
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Sungnyemun Gate Timelapse

Sungnyemun Gate Timelapse from Robert Koehler Just experimenting with timelapse photography above Seoul's landmark Sungnyemun Gate.   Sungnyemun Gate Timelapse from Robert Koehler on Vimeo.

Weekly SEOUL: SEOUL June Issue

May 29, 2013 / Issue No. 582 Maija Rhee Devine Bookreading TODAY Just a reminder---'The Voices of Heaven' author Maija Rhee Devine will hold a bookreading…

Bukchon in the Rain

Bukchon's 31 Gahoe-dong on a rain day. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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Must-Have Cosmetics 2013

[box_dark] MUST-HAVE COSMETICS 2013 Written by Monica Suk Photographs courtesy of various manufacturers [/box_dark]     [box_info]Skinfood: Flora Tea Nail Vita Alpha[/box_info] There’s nothing like getting…

Daily Delights -- From Insa-dong to COEX Area / Food Tour on Subway Line 6

[box_light] Daily Delights -- From Insa-dong to COEX Area / Food Tour on Subway Line 6 Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul. Photographs provided by Daniel Gray [/box_light]   [box_dark]Day 1: From…

SEOUL (June 2013)

SEOUL (June 2013): PREVIEW
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From Korea University to Kyung Hee University

  [box_dark] From Korea University to Kyung Hee University l 고려대학교—경희대학교 Where history and students meet Written by Robert J. Fouser [/box_dark]   In the 1930s, Seoul expanded rapidly…
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Yangcheon Hyanggyo

In an unassuming neighborhood, hidden gems by the riverside Old school At first blush, the Yangcheon neighborhood appears utterly unremarkable, but behind a rather mundane facade it holds a rich history, with a trio of sites to explore…


[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…