All posts by ALFONSO DELGADO

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November 7, 2014

I wonder why the Seoul City government rolls out the annual Seoul Lantern Festival during the late autumn when the nights are really chilly, or why they even call it a ‘festival’. A festival should include…

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Namsan’s Yellow Leaf Road

October 31, 2014, No comments

Everything has been turning yellow around me. The Gingko trees along the Hannam-dong lane in my neighborhood. The buses running up and down Namsan. ...

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Boys over Flowers: Namdaemun’s Secret Garden

October 28, 2014, No comments

I have only been to one flower shop in Seoul; the one in my Hannam-dong neighborhood in the Yongsan District from where I bought a couple of plants fo ...

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Autumn Colors at the National Museum of Korea

October 14, 2014, No comments

The National Museum of Korea is just in my neighborhood. And every morning, as I ride the Blue Bus 400, I pass by its monumental structure, where a fe ...

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    The Itaewon Global Village Festival
    October 7, 2014, No comments

    My Korean friend Jae-yoon once told me that, one Friday night in Itaewon, as he and his Korean friends left a bar, they felt so weird because everyone else around them was a foreigner. Yes, that’s Itaewon, the only…

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    How to enjoy the Yeouido Fireworks Festival
    September 30, 2014, No comments

    It’s the time of the year again that when the cool breezes finally blow over Seoul and the Han River, and the Hanwha Group celebrates the onset of autumn with dazzling fireworks that light up the skies over Yeouido…

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    The 2014 Korea In Motion Festival
    September 12, 2014, No comments

    The Korea In Motion kicks off again in Seoul! Since 2012, the Korea Tourism Organization launches every September a campaign called Korea In Motion, KOINMO in short, to promote non-verbal performances, musicals, …

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    Maria tours Seoul in 5 hours!
    August 13, 2014, No comments

    When my friend Maria, who lives in London, sent me a message in Facebook that she was stopping over for a few hours at the Incheon International Airport on her way back to England from the Philippines, I already knew I could…