All posts tagged Seoul

  • 대둔산 (Mt. Daedun in Daejeon)
    3 shades of autumn in Korea
    December 9, 2013, No comments

    Vivid yellow. Crimson red. Azure blue. Autumn in Korea is one season not to be missed with its cool crisp weather and beautiful falling leaves. As the flora starts to dress themselves in shades of yellow, red and blue,…

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    Trip to Pocheon: Of lake, waterfall and beef ribs
    November 14, 2013, No comments

    Pocheon (포천), some 90km from the heart of Seoul, is one of the less traveled day-trip destination, and naturally much lesser known to tourists. Yet, what would have been an idyllic 1.5 hour drive can easily end up…

  • 2013 Seoul Lantern Festival
    The Cheonggyecheon Lights Up
    November 10, 2013, No comments

    The 2013 Seoul Lantern Festival is in full swing, literally the lanterns are swinging from the bridges and wires that cross the Cheonggyecheon stream. Every night from November 1 to November 17 lanterns under the…

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    Chrysanthemum Flower Festival at Jogyesa
    November 8, 2013, No comments

    The good thing about living in a country with 4 seasons is that the impermanence of living things become more apparent through the changes in the surrounding eg. climate, weather, fashion and nature.  In spring, spring…

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    Seoul’s Salsa Scene in Full Swing
    October 22, 2013, No comments

    The excitement is palpable, as it always is just before any dance competition. Upbeat Latin tunes echo through a hall of dressing rooms that buzz with giddy conversations in a number of languages. Inside, flamboyantly…

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    Tour of Bundang, Jeongja, Cafe Street
    October 8, 2013, No comments

    I’ve been living in Korea for over two years now, but for some strange reason, I’ve never written about my neighborhood. So here it is, Jeongja-dong in Bundang-gu. For those who are not familiar, I should explain…

  • Dongnimmun Overpass, part of my daily commute
    10 vistas of urban Seoul
    September 30, 2013, No comments

    No matter how long I live in Korea, I will never become Korean; however, I am certainly a Seoul citizen. After visiting my hometown earlier this year, I discovered how much more comfortable I am in Seoul. Rather than dwell…