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Mudfest 2012

Mudfest 2012

The 15th annual Boryeong Mud Festival started on the weekend – not that you needed us to tell you that. We were there, of course, snapping some smartphone photos while rolling around in the muck. Thanks to all the readers who sent in their photos to add to the collection: you’re awesome. Without further ado,...

Sheep Cafe

You’re probably already aware of the dog and cat cafes that litter Korea, where patrons hang out with the animals while sipping on some slightly overpriced beverages. These establishments, while valuable for the entertainment factor they bring, have nothing on the cute, kitsch Thanks Nature Cafe in Hongdae – home to two very sweet and...
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Giveaway

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Giveaway

The end of this month welcomes the aptly titled Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. We at Chincha have SIX PAIRS of tickets to give away before then for a screening of your choice. The festival consists of six sections, including the intriguingly named ‘Forbidden Zone’, which shows a variety of films designed to shock. Many...

Seoul Forest

Happy Sunday Funday! This is going to be a new series of articles focusing on things you can do in the daytime to explore Seoul and experience more of the culture that Korea has to offer. Living in and visiting a city are two totally different experiences and after living here for almost a year...
The House of Sharing & Korea’s Comfort Women

The House of Sharing & Korea’s Comfort Women

At this time a year ago, I was in the midst of coping with the end of my schooling years, the impending doom of adulthood creeping up on me as I hurriedly prepared for my upcoming year in South Korea. I knew very little about Korea, especially the recent history of this peninsula and its...

Summer Music Festivals in Korea

The mosquitoes are out and the mercury is rising. That means it’s time to dust off those wellies, scour Gmarket for the cheapest tent you can find and bury your head in a speaker cone. That’s right happy readers, it’s summer music festival season in Korea. And of course, being as good to you as...

Pride Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of how Korea Queer Culture Festival (Gay Pride) was this year, minute by minute, hour by hour. 11.30am: With a happy heart and excited buzz, I catapulted myself into my never-before-worn Kylie Minogue tour t-shirt. Being a few sizes to small, this was no mean feat. Stomach sucked in, Red Bull downed,...

Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival 2013

Celine Holzer took these beautiful, ethereal pictures at last year’s annual Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival in Korea. These images specifically document the Seoul Lotus Lantern Parade in Jongno, which celebrates the birth of Buddha and 1600 years of Korean history. The Lotus Lantern Festival Parade 2013 is on Saturday May 11th, starting at 7pm. Find out more...