Seoul

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...

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...

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...

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...
Seoul Sub→urban

Seoul Sub→urban

Have you ever sat on a long subway ride, circulating Seoul’s underbelly on your usual route to work or you favorite mandu spot and pondered, “What is happening up there?” You are hundreds of feet below the hustle and bustle of Korea’s capital, and although you’ve got perfect cell phone reception there’s still a strange...

Crafty Little Buggers

Bored of Forever 21 and H&M? Annoyed with being unable to try subway clothes on? Then take things into your own hands, and start accessorising the clothes you already have, à la a thousand blogs encouraging you to ‘get crafty’. A button here, a feather there, and boom! got yourself a new-looking outfit with the...