All posts tagged Seoul

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    Downtown Tax Refund Service in Seoul
    January 21, 2014, No comments

    Seoul is a shopping paradise and to beat the hassle of queuing to claim tax refunds at the airport, there are 6 locations where you can also claim tax refunds in downtown Seoul. There are 2 refund stations in Myeong-dong…

  • The Shakespeare in Busan troupe performing Much Ado About Nothing.
    Guide to English-Language Live Theatre in Korea
    January 15, 2014, No comments

    I love drama. Not the “fight-with-your-best-friend” kind of drama. The other kind. The “sob-loudly-in-public” and the “slap-your-knee-funny” kind of drama. I’m talking theatre. Korea has a long…

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    A day in the Seoul National Library
    January 13, 2014, No comments

    For my research on Korean food I was looking for a specific book (Korean food:The originality) that could not be easily found. I wandered through several book stores (including Kyobo book store) and I couldn’t…

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    Food to Survive the Cold Winter: Tteokbokki
    January 7, 2014, No comments

    Tteokbokki, Korean rice cakes with fish cakes in spicy pepper sauce, is known to be a quick take-out snacks which you can buy from street stalls in Korea.  During the cold winter in Korea, tteokbokki is especially…

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    The empty rides of Yongma Land
    December 26, 2013, No comments

    On the eastern mountain slopes of Seoul, hikers climb up to the summit of Yongmasan. But on the way, they may notice a strange sight just off the main path: a dilapidated amusement park, left for years to the cruelty of the…

  • A Snowy Walk on the Seoul Fortress Wall
    A Snowy Walk On the Seoul Fortress Wall
    December 21, 2013, No comments

    Huge flakes of snow were falling from the sky and to most it would have seemed an inopportune time to head out to hike the Fortress Wall of Bugaksan Mountain, but plans had been made and the hiking club members, no strangers…

  • Namhansanseong Fortress
    Walking Along Fortress Walls
    December 16, 2013, No comments

    Namhansanseong Fortress was established as a national park in 1954 and offers pleasant walking paths on the inside and outside of the wall. The paths not only follow the wall, but also lead to temples in the vicinity…