City of the Damned: American Idiot in Seoul Until September 22nd

In 2004, Green Day released a concept album that would ultimately be realized as a highly successful Broadway musical. American Idiot has now packed up from the broadway stages and is on the road, in Seoul until September 22.

Footsteps in the Dark: Weekday Night Hiking in Seoul

The daily grind can really wear you down in a workaholic city like Seoul. Fortunately, the city is surrounded by natural beauty and easy escapes. Katie Fumerton contributed this guide to night hiking in Seoul with some great suggestions for safety and how you can meet up with other weekday night hikers. 

The Waste Land: Photos from Inside a Ghost Town in Korea’s Capital

Seoul, like most large cities, is in a constant state of construction and demolition. Here’s a look inside one of Korea’s ghost towns, an entire neighbourhood marked for destruction.

7 More Images of Random Weirdness in Korea

Life in Korea is a never-ending stream of Konglish, cuteness, and random things that make you scratch your head. It’s time for a few more images of random weirdness in the ROK. You don’t have to seek these out when you’re living here, they find their way to you.

WTF? Superstitions and Unique Ceremonies of Korea

I may still do double take of the severed pig’s head that is waiting for me at the peak of a mountain, but I just stop and think sarcastically, of course that’s happening. Why wouldn’t that be happening?

They Must Know That You Are Diligent: Getting Sick in Korea

Getting sick is never fun. But it’s especially uncomfortable when you’re working in Korean schools and are don’t really get a chance to take a break. Here’s what it’s like getting sick while teaching in Korea.

Shit Koreans Say: All the Korean You’ll Ever Need to Know

Okay, maybe not all, but it’s a good start. It’s been more than a year since J-Reyez and Lydia Paek uploaded Shit Koreans Say. It doesn’t get old because after living in Korea for 3 years, I’ve heard pretty much every phrase a thousand times. It’s a comical crash course in the Korean language.

Is Seoul An Ugly City? Urban Planning in Korea’s Capital

This week the Korea Times posted an article called Filthy Shades of Grey that strongly criticized architecture and urban planning in Korea’s capital city. So how hideous is Seoul, really?