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,…

Sam Hammington: The secrets of a guy-next-door gone global

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Sam Hammington, most recently for his impressive weight loss on a national Korean television show. More intriguing than this healthy twist, however, is how he has become so well-embraced by both the Korean…

Korea-Related Podcasts

English-language podcasts about Korea are growing in popularity.

Cheap farmer's brew no longer

From upscale pubs to home brewing, Julia Mellor of Makgeolli Mamas & Papas Korea will help you navigate the transforming makgeolli scene

Restoring your smile

A+ Dental Clinic offers the best care in an internationally friendly environment

Jeongdongjin Station

The pine tree of Jeongdongjin Station, made famous by the popular 1995 television drama “Sandglass.” Photo by Robert Koehler.