Between 2010 and 2014 I left Canada to live and work in Seoul, South Korea. I returned to Canada in 2014 after three months of touring Southeast Asia. Here’s why I’m going back to this part of the world that I can’t get out of my head.
A surly doll glowers at customers at a cafe in Samcheong, Seoul, South Korea. Samcheong is one of Seoul’s most popular districts where traditional hanok houses collide with european and ultramodernist architecture.
It’s always interesting to watch traditional cultural performances, but when it’s kids performing, it’s twice as impressive. These fourth grade students from Seoul really know how to get a crowd riled up.
10 Magazine is reporting that a fire broke out early this morning in Itaewon, Seoul’s infamous international district. There are no reported injuries, but approximately one block of the main street has been destroyed.
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.
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.
In Seoul last week a male rights activist jumped off a bridge in Seoul in front of photographers and disappeared into the murky water below.
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.