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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Neighborhood shop

Neighborhood shop in Seoul's Ihwa Mural Village. Photo by Robert Koehler.

SEOUL February 2015

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Care for everyone

Understanding the Korean healthcare system Korea’s progression from extreme poverty to the ranks of developed nations, indeed a role model for many developing countries, has been a justified source of national pride. The rise in living…

Vinyl Seoul

Here’s to the old school Decades have passed since spinning records in a bar was common, but there are still a handful of places around the city that have kept their vinyl collections, some of which still play LPs from time to time. Here…

Braving the cold

Three tasty ways to survive the Seoul winter

Nighttime stroll around Sinsa-dong

Style, sweets and eats in Seoul’s Little Europe after the sunset

A colored experience

Seoul sits down to have the race discussion

Woljeongsa Temple

Learn about the temple’s founder while learning about yourself