February 27, 2015

I live just next to the Hannam Bridge, which is crowded during the rush hour in the morning and early evening. This bridge, which was named after this neighborhood, links the Gangnam District with the Yongsan District…


Bukchon Village’s Hanok: A Vanishing Heritage

February 25, 2015, No comments

The last time I walked along the inner alleys of Bukchon was in 2006 when I visited the home of David and Jade Kilburn. It was during our despedida di ...


‘S’ is for Seollal, Snow and Skiing!

February 18, 2015, No comments

It’s the Seollal holidays again in South Korea! Seollal is the lunar new year in the Korean calendar, the special day when everyone visits their ...

Seoul’s Jamsu-gyo: A bridge to Environmental Awareness

December 22, 2014, No comments

Who doesn’t want to stay in bed all day long? I always said that the best weekends aren’t spent at home; they’re spent…in bed ...

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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.  I haven’t really gone out these days to take autumn photos,…

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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 for my apartment when I moved in for the first time. I actually don’t…

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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 few passengers get off. These passengers must be working in the Museum.…