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Princess Diary Cafe

Remember your imagination? That inner being we were told to locate and celebrate throughout our childhood, whether we were playing games, writing a story, or watching Barney? One of the greatest imagination-catalysts of my childhood was playing dress-up, trying on my mother’s big, old fur coats or my grandmother’s gaudy costume jewelry. But why am...
10 Ways to Learn Korean

10 Ways to Learn Korean

You took the leap, waved good-bye to your home country, got on the plane and started your life in Korea. And then… you didn’t learn Korean. It’s okay! There’s still time. Here are some tips to get you on your way. 1. Join a class There are lots of classes to choose from. Many universities,...
TalkToMeInKorean

TalkToMeInKorean

Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK) is a website that was set up to help people all over the world learn Korean in a simple and easy manner. Through the use of podcasts, downloadable PDFs and weekly vocabulary lists, the website makes learning Korean easy and fun. TTMIK have different levels as part of a...
Review & Photos: Jisan Valley Rock Festival 2012

Review & Photos: Jisan Valley Rock Festival 2012

The organisers of the 2012 edition of Jisan Valley Rock Festival were the first promoters in Korean history to bring Radiohead to the peninsula. While it’s commendable that they managed to lure arguably the biggest band in the world to play a headlining set, it felt like this was used as an excuse to rest...
Ten Korean-y Things to Show Your Friends When They Visit

Ten Korean-y Things to Show Your Friends When They Visit

So you’re living and working in Korea and are lucky enough to have a friend or loved one come to visit you. Lucky duck! Maybe they can bring you an extra pair of those thongs (alright, ‘flip flops’ for those of you gasping) you like, or some Vegemite, or Pascall Pineapple Lumps, or ALL OF...
An Australian, an Ajumma, and a Lot of Skin

An Australian, an Ajumma, and a Lot of Skin

For many people, the allure of travelling has a lot to do with being out of one’s comfort zone. That goes for me too; like the time I got out of my comfort zone by getting out of my clothes. I then wished my comfort zone all the best for the future, asked it to...

Seoul’s Folk Museum

Our Sunday Funday series is all about trying to get you to have fun by spending your weekends exploring – sometimes without spending a single won. If that takes your fancy then you’re in luck – as at the National Folk Museum of Korea you can do just that. Located within the grounds of Gyeongbokgung...

Han River Park

Throughout the whole of spring, summer and autumn the Han River park is lovely not just for an afternoon relaxing with a picnic and a Cass on the grass, but for participating in the various sporting activities and events which are held there. The park stretches down much of the Han River and we realise...