Fry Everything, Please

Seoul, Korea: Gongdeok Jeon Town

Gongdeok Jeon Town (공덕전타운) is not a town as the name would suggest and is really not much more than two shops that sit side by side selling the same sort of fried food fare, but if you’re someone that … Continue reading

Tall Grass Blows In The Wind

Seoul, Korea: Sky Park, Haneul Park (하늘공원)

Sky Park, or Haneul Park (하늘공원), is ready once again with tall grass blowing in the wind for people to come and enjoy the views in the cooler autumn breezes. Throughout most of the summer, the eulalia stalks are just starting … Continue reading

5 Things To Do in Seoul This Chuseok Weekend

Chuseok Charye Altar

Chuseok, a holiday devoted to being thankful for a good harvest, is one of the biggest holidays in Korea. Families come together, eat large amounts of food and play games. Falling on the 15th day of the eighth month on … Continue reading

Haedong Yonggung Temple & The Seaside View

Busan, Korea: Haedong Yonggung Temple

Buddhist temples are not terribly difficult to stumble upon while in Korea. There are temples in the middle of Seoul daring those that enter to just try and find quiet solitude and there are temples dotting the mountains across the … Continue reading

Seokguram Grotto: Seoul’s Version

Seoul, Korea: Mt. Inwang, Seokguram Grotto

Seokguram Hermitage (경주 석굴암) is one of those places that makes it onto every list of top 10 temples, Buddhist sites or wondrous views while in Korea. If you haven’t heard about it yet, head over to my friend Dale’s … Continue reading

Tong-in Market: Eating on a Budget

Seoul, Korea: Tongin Market

Traditional markets dot the map of Seoul with some becoming more popular than others either due to a central location, the size or a delicacy or item you just won’t get anywhere else. Tong-in Market (통인시장) probably became famous due … Continue reading

A Landscape Revealed

Suseong-dong Valley

At the foot of Mt. Inwang (인왕산수성동계곡) an interesting thing happened a few years ago. During demolition of the Ogin Sibeom Apartments in 2008, a scene very similar to that of the artist Gyeomjae Jeong Seon’s (1676 – 1759) in his … Continue reading

The Simple Taste of Cod

Daegutang, Cod fish stew 대구탕

Not all stews in Korea are spicy, though depending on where they are served, some may be spicier than others. Daegutang (대구탕), or cod fish stew, is one dish that is very different if you pop into a shop to … Continue reading

10 Autumn Festivals Not to be Missed

Suncheon Bay Reed Festival 2014

Autumn is headed our way and as the summer heat leaves us and tank tops are covered with jackets and colorful scarves people look for still more fun to have before the cold winter chills take over. There are plenty … Continue reading