All posts tagged Seoul

  • The cafe and infinity pool at Sol Resort
    From Sokcho to Seoraksan: Part 1, The Beach
    December 23, 2014, No comments

    Though I’ve been kicking around Seoul for the last 5 years or so, I’ve somehow never managed to make the mere 2.5 hour trip east to Seoraksan – the mountain most loved by Koreans. For shame. It’s not that I haven’t…

  • Lotte World Christmas Festival
    10 Winter Festivals To Get Out of the House For!
    December 5, 2014, No comments

    Winter is quickly approaching. The breezes are becoming chillier and the fashionable light weather jackets are being swapped for parkas and snug coats just a few weeks after autumn graced the peninsula. The colorful…

  • Just outside the walls of Tongdosa Temple (통도사)
    5 Reasons Why I Love Autumn in Korea
    November 5, 2014, No comments

    My Busan hyung told me to hop in the car with no idea where we were going. After nearly an hour, I found myself in the majestic temple of Tongdosa (통도사) near Yangsan City in Gyeongsangnam-do. Outside the walls of Tongdosa…

  • The Soul of Seoul: Yangnyeongsi Herbal Market
    The Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Market
    November 4, 2014, No comments

    During the Joseon Dynasty some 600 years ago, Bojewon a medical institution was set up in Jegi-dong. ‘Won’ means an inn that was located along a main thoroughfare. These inns provided food and lodging to travelers…

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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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    7 Places to be Dazzled by Fall Foliage in Korea
    October 22, 2014, No comments

    단풍 (Danpoong) – the Korean word for the changing of the leaves In September, the grey skies, choking humidity and stifling temperatures of summer finally surrender to cloudless, cobalt skies and crisp air. It’s…

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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.…