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,…

Snowy Forest

Snowy forest on the Seonjaryeong Ridge, PyeongChang, Gangwon-do. Photo by Robert Koehler.


An old alleway in Ikseon-dong. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Staircase in Mullae-dong

Seoul Selection designer in a gritty staircase in Mullae-dong, where some of the many metalworking shops have been converted into art galleries. Photo by Robert Koehler.

February Seoul Travel Bits

Seoul Jungang Market, Deoksugung Palace and more

Love in the time of Korea

Expats discuss dating culture in Korea

Saetgang Station

Yeouido’s east end is not only home to Seoul’s most instantly recognizable building but is also the site of one of its best parks and an unexpected bit of Anatolia