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,…

Rainy Samcheong-dong

A rainy lunch hour in Samcheong-dong. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Tight-rope Walker

Tight-rope walker at Baekje Culture Land, Buyeo. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Bukseong Pier

A beautiful sunset at Incheon’s Bukseong Pier on Friday evening. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Gwanghwamun Nights

Dramatic skies above Gwanghwamun Gate. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Seoul Travel Bits-June

The New Hongdae: Mangwon, Hapjeong and Sangsu 합정, 상수, 망원 Hongdae was once a corner of the city claimed by aspiring artists, musicians and creative types. This still holds true in many ways, with its occupants remaining as young…