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,…

SEOUL Weekly: March Issue of SEOUL

  Feb 27, 2013 / Issue No. 569 Bookshop Staff Needed Seoul Selection Bookshop is looking for one full-time staffer. The position is for 9:30am to…

Seoul before the Dawn

Seoul in the pre-dawn hours, seen from Mt. Ansan. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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10 Corso Como

  10 Corso Como | 10 꼬르소 꼬모 Located in the trendy Gangnam district in southern Seoul, 10 Corso Como is the brainchild of Italian gallerist and publisher Carla Sozzani. Part art and design gallery, part bookshop, part…
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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…

SEOUL Weekly: ‘Letters from Joseon’ on Amazon

Feb 13, 2013 / Issue No. 567 Translators Needed Seoul Selection is looking for Korean-to-English and English-to-Korean translators. Experienced translators…


Asia Foundation Korea representative Peter Beck talks to SEOUL “I feel like I've got the coolest commute in Seoul,” says Peter Beck as he sits in his seventh floor office looking out over northern Seoul. Every morning, Beck's walk to…

Seoul City Hall

Seoul City Hall. Photo by Robert Koehler.