All posts by Mimsie Ladner

February 13, 2014
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the premier of “Bitter, Sweet, Seoul,” the Korean capital’s first ever global crowd-sourcing film project. I arrived at the premier at Seoul Cinema not…

10 Ways to Stay Warm During Winter in Korea

January 24, 2014, No comments

Let me just make one thing clear. I am not a fan of Korean winters. Sure, the snow can be beautiful and the holiday decorations do make me fuzzy insid ...


Learning Korean: Which Program is Right for You?

January 5, 2014, No comments

Considering that fact that Korean is often regarded as one of the most difficult languages for native English speakers to learn, those that move to Ko ...


Exploring Korea on the K-Shuttle

December 30, 2013, No comments

Seoul, South Korea is slowly but surely becoming recognized as a favorite tourism destination among travelers for its diverse neighborhoods, mouth wat ...

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    Bici Coffee: Java on Wheels
    December 18, 2013, No comments

    It was about a decade ago when the coffee craze hit Seoul. Although the caffeinated beverage had been introduced a century earlier, it was often considered a luxury product and was not consumed by common folk until the…

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    Cheorwon: Tranquility on the DMZ
    December 4, 2013, No comments

    With all the recent media attention suggesting that the Koreas are on the brink of nuclear war, the world might be surprised to learn that the cities dotting the DMZ, or demilitarized zone between the counties, are as…

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    Haenyeo, Mermaids of Jeju Island
    November 6, 2013, No comments

    The downpours of Korea’s rainy season can make even the sanest person a bit stir-crazy. This past summer, it was impossible to go anywhere without knee-high rain boots and a sturdy umbrella, as the storms never seemed…

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    Seoul’s Salsa Scene in Full Swing
    October 22, 2013, No comments

    The excitement is palpable, as it always is just before any dance competition. Upbeat Latin tunes echo through a hall of dressing rooms that buzz with giddy conversations in a number of languages. Inside, flamboyantly…