All posts tagged Hot spots

Hot spots

Colourful paintings line the streets at Daegu's Bangcheon Market
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April 7, 2014

If you’re travelling in Korea, you’ve gotta get yourself to a traditional market! Filled with every snack and knick-knack you can imagine, the traditional markets are a real slice of Korean culture. They hum with…

International Film Festival Logo, 2013 (Credit: BIFF Press Service)

5 Foreign Film Picks for BIFF 2013

October 3, 2013, No comments

For the first time in BIFF’s eighteen-year history, a foreign film will be screened for the opening ceremony. Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse ...

Goyang City

Goyang city

August 19, 2013, No comments

When visiting South Korea, most people remain in Seoul or travel south to well-known tourist destinations such as Busan and Jeonju. But right next to ...

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul truly shines in the summer

My Korean Summer Dream Vacation

August 18, 2013, No comments

Dream vacation. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? I picture immaculate, sandy beaches and waiters with cocktails or exploring ancient building ...

  • I thought I wasn't a dog person until I met these happy little pups!
    Sip in Style at a Themed Café
    July 27, 2013, 2 Comments

    Part of the reason I moved to Korea was to experience the strangeness that comes with living in a foreign country, but the sheer cuteness of this particular foreign country was a huge draw for me. Everything here is cute…

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    Take Me Back to Gwangalli Beach!
    July 10, 2013, 2 Comments

    Summer in Busan is synonymous with sun, sand, and sea. Beaches are as integral to Busan’s identity as skyscrapers are to Seoul’s. While Haeundae Beach gets all the hype as the place spend your summer days, Busan’s…

  • Part of my personal Korean library <3
    Buying Used Books in Korea
    June 12, 2013, No comments

    I’m a writer, so it kind of goes without saying that I’m also a big reader. When I first moved to Korea back in 2010 I had this naïve idea in my head that I would be giving up reading for a whole year and that I would just have…

  • Friends pose for photos on the Gyeonghwa railway in Jinhae
    Korea in Bloom: Where to See the Cherry Blossoms
    April 5, 2013, No comments

    Spring is here! It seems like everyone’s headed outside to shake off the winter blues and to celebrate the change in weather. One of the most highly anticipated events of the season has already begun – the cherry blossoms…