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Happy Hallyu-days


Mention Seoul or Korea and what immediately comes to mind are K-pop stars and swoon-inducing K-dramas.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Free and easy Korea

KOREA may be known for its succulent barbecued meat, but their wide array of seasonal vegetables and green side dishes make them a vegetarian’s paradise

The Korean Tourism Organization wants you to make the most out of your trip to South Korea, so make time to visit its offices. Those who are part of a tour group can get perks like $10 worth of shopping vouchers for traditional markets and other bonuses. Pick up guidebooks and maps.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Seoul food carts: You may even catch your favorite K-pop/ Koreanovela stars grabbing a bite

MUFFIN-like bread with soft-boiled egg topping

Thanks to my distrust of weather forecasts, I found myself shivering in Seoul last week. Though various weather sites predicted lows of 1-degree Celsius, I still insisted on dressing up like it was spring, foregoing heavy socks and tights in favor of loafers and cotton leggings.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Getting to know Gangnam–and loving it


It’s 4 a.m. in foggy Gangnam, and I’ve just found out that I’ve missed Psy’s monumental free concert at Seoul Plaza by a few hours. The irony isn’t lost on me, but it matters little. After all, I’ve finally arrived in the very place that the South Korean rapper’s sensational dance single has, quite literally, put on the map.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

In search of the real Gangnam style

Graphic map showing Gangnam district in the South Korean capital, subject of the hit "Gangnam Style" that has stormed global charts. AFP

Hundreds of millions have watched the dance and listened to the song— most without understanding a word—but very few have any idea what “Gangnam” is and what, if any, particular “style” it might have.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Travel | Read More »