There and Back Again: Confessions of an Ex-Expat

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.

Photography: Angry Baby in a Seoul Cafe

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.

Drums and Hanbok: Fourth Grade Students Do a Traditional Korean Performance

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.

Itaewon Burning: Early Morning Fire in Seoul’s International District

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.

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. 

Accidentally, On Purpose: Korean Man Publicly Commits Suicide

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.

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.