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,…

Gwanghwamun Gate

Gwanghwamun Gate, the historic entryway to Gyeongbokgung Palace. The silhouette of Mt. Inwangsan on the horizon makes the gate all the more beautiful. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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Somerset Palace Seoul

  Somerset Palace Seoul Located in the heart of Seoul’s diplomatic, business, and financial districts, Somerset Palace Seoul sits beside Korea’s dynastic seat of government---Gyeongbokgung Palace. The serviced residence occupies…