TICKET GIVEAWAY: Washed Out Live in Seoul

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Washed Out Live in Seoul

  Here’s a potential gift for you that’s as magical as the GIF above. Washed Out is coming to Seoul’s Rolling Hall on Sunday March 2 at Rolling and we’re giving away TWO PAIRS of tickets to see the American chillwave musician with his wispy, wonderful sounds.  To win, share this post...
7 Sweet Spots in Sangsu

7 Sweet Spots in Sangsu

You might enjoy the lively nightlife of Hongdae, but the chain restaurants, neon lights and clusters of students can be overwhelming at times. Yet just a ten-minute walk to the outskirts of the ever-popular area you can find Sangsu, a trendy spot catering to the alternative Seoul crowd, and a...
Beauty and the East: Discovering Ansan

Beauty and the East: Discovering Ansan

The words “Seoul” and “beautiful” aren’t commonly associated with one another. “Fast-paced”, “hazy” or “exciting” are some of the more usual buzzwords batted around when describing the giant, urban metropolis. Yet when I finally moved to Seoul, after two years in nearby Suwon, I’m sure I managed to move to...
DEAR. Magazine

DEAR. Magazine

DEAR magazine began as a call for attention to independent fashion labels where the owners actually hold needles and thread in their hands. In a metropolitan capital brimming with citizens of all ages exhibiting the latest overpriced designer attire — or lookalikes — the stories behind products are often forgotten, and...
Urban Exploration: An Abandoned Amusement Park in Seoul

Urban Exploration: An Abandoned Amusement Park in Seoul

On a brisk Sunday morning I set out to explore an abandoned amusement park I’d been meaning to visit for months. Yongma-land, which closed down recently, is situated on the eastern mountainside of Seoul, near Mangu Station on the Jungang line. Amid a small neighbourhood, the dilapidated funfair’s large, castle-shaped...
Seoul Events in 2014

Seoul Events in 2014

Ongoing through Tuesday March 4: Annie Leibowitz — A Photographer’s Life  Celebrity photographer Annie Leibowitz’s work, including the iconic image of Leonardo DiCaprio as seen above, is currently on display in a special exhibition at Seoul Art Center’s Hanagram Art Museum in southern Seoul. Entry is 15,000 won.  Ongoing through March...
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Breaking Into a Haunted Mental Hospital in Korea

Breaking Into a Haunted Mental Hospital in Korea

Tucked away in the grey and green of the the small city of Gwangju lies a place known as one of the creepiest in the world: Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital. The building was left abandoned nearly 20 years ago and has since been closed to the public. However, thanks to its intriguing backstory and sinister aesthetics,...
July Seoul Events: June 28 - July 3

July Seoul Events: June 28 – July 3

Hopefully we’ve blown the lid off of your summer to-do list. Charlotte’s got 9 ways to keep you cool as a shredded cucumber while you stick it out in Seoul, while Chase’s stunning photo essay on biking Korea may inspire a “Kerouacian” journey. And if summer’s too big a project, start with the weekend! Here’s...
From Seoul to Busan: Biking Around Korea

From Seoul to Busan: Biking Around Korea

Biking from Seoul to Busan on the Four Rivers Trail in South Korea. You haven’t fully experienced South Korea until you hop on a bike and go. Rural Korea is South Korea at its best. As part of a massive river restoration project, the South Korean government has created bike paths that mostly follow four...
In Pictures: Go Skateboarding Day 2013 in Seoul

In Pictures: Go Skateboarding Day 2013 in Seoul

Seoul’s skate scene was looking good when a several-hundred-strong crowd of skaters and fans bustled into Dongdaemun’s Cult Park for the South Korean chapter of international Go Skateboarding Day. Held on June 22, a day later than the international standard, to account for the weekend, skaters with skillsets as polarized as their nationalities joined together...
9 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer in Seoul

9 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer in Seoul

Summertime’s superlative humidity, high temperatures and hungry mosquitoes are part and parcel of the Seoul life. Whether you’re bracing for it or totally embracing it, the heat is on and it’s only set to rise. For our cool down guide, we specifically picked weekday and weekend friendly no-travel options to provide you with a cool...
Day Trippin' to Yangsu-ri

Day Trippin’ to Yangsu-ri

Strolling along the winding, dusty paths of Yangsu-ri feels a little bit like being painted into a Claude Monet masterpiece. Clusters of lily pads float on placid water, sun-drunk daisies sway in the wind among tall grass, and friends traverse the lake, umbrellas in hand. Yangsu-ri is located where the north and south branches of the Hangang...
Cheese, Chorizo and The Killer Drones

Cheese, Chorizo and The Killer Drones

The Killer Drones, “a raucous, psychedelic, garage rock band founded in 2012 in Seoul, South Korea” are releasing an album this weekend, accompanied by a celebratory show at Club DGBG; one of the best rock venues in Hongdae, FYI.  Bored of interviews focused on music inspirations and bands’ future plans, Grey Watson, frontman of the The Killer...
7 Reasons to See The Wizard of Oz in Seoul

7 Reasons to See The Wizard of Oz in Seoul

The Camarata Music Company’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” opened last weekend at the Seoul Center for Culture and Tourism in Myeongdong and will run through June 23rd. The hardworking casts (there are two full casts that alternate performances) are made up almost entirely of expats with solid backgrounds in music and performing. Indulge...