All posts by Jon Dunbar

January 12, 2015

I won’t lie: getting your driver’s licence in Korea is not a particularly enjoyable process. Then again, should it be? But it can be done with low (and probably even no) Korean language ability, if you’re…

Mokpo Dancing Sea Fountain

Mokpo: City of Lights

November 3, 2014, No comments

My parents came to visit me in Korea for September. Remember what it was like when your parents took care of you when you were young? Yeah, this visit ...

The Kitsches at Salon Badabie

11 new Korean bands to watch out for

October 8, 2014, No comments

There are new bands appearing in Korea all the time, but it usually takes a few years before they start to gain major attention. This can be a problem ...

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University Festival at SKKU’s Suwon Natural Sciences Campus

September 25, 2014, No comments

This week, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) celebrates its 616th birthday. As I previously wrote about, the original Sungkyunkwan Confucian academy open ...

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    11 things to do around Seoul during Chuseok
    September 4, 2014, 1 Comment

    This month, we have a nice fat long weekend coming our way (September 6-9 or 10). But before you start making travel plans, first let me explain why you should stay in (or come to) Seoul and what you can do here. Chuseok is …

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    Korea’s New Generation of Ska
    August 26, 2014, No comments

    2014 was a devastating year for music festivals in Korea. But one of the high points is bound to be the New Generation of Ska Festival, a free street festival held in Sinchon on August 30. Ska is far from Korea’s most…

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    A summer semester at Sungkyunkwan University
    July 31, 2014, No comments

    As Korea’s many universities continue to globalise, international students and professors are visiting Korea for short-term semester-break programs. Pretty well any university in Korea that you can name…