Places to Eat in Wangsimni (part 1)

YookSam Naengmyun (육쌈냉면) A popular spot amongst students, this cold noodle restaurant received its high praise more for their delicious meat! Char grilling their meat, this place gives you a side of it with each noodle dish you get. The menu is very small and has a list of only 3 main dishes: cold soup […]

A Rising Star: The Free Radio Streaming Application ‘BEAT’

Today, literally everyone uses smartphones in their lives. People can listen to music from worldwide at any time by smartphones without mp3 players. YouTube and SNS offers you live concert videos and recent news of your favorite singers real-time. The concept of possessing mp3 (sound source) files of certain songs has moved to the concept of using […]

Korean Indie Music

In Korea, the majority of people are really into commercial music, especially songs of ‘idol groups’. In my opinion, since these groups’ simple and addictive songs always head for success in the market, many songwriters are just making similar songs that pursue ‘hooks’. Outside this mainstream culture, some people make unique songs by themselves. These […]

Nonsan Strawberry Festival

Every April there is a strawberry festival over the weekend in a little town called Nonsan in the province of Chungcheongnam-do. It is a two-hour bus ride outside of Seoul and worth every minute of the journey! The bus ride to Nonsan is beautiful; you pass mountains, farms, and towns. Traveling by bus is a […]

Post in Korea!

Sending post in Korea is relatively cheap and easy for foreigners. At Hanyang there is a post office conveniently located beside Hanyang Plaza that can take care of anything you want to send back home. If you are interested in sending letters or postcards it costs approximately 780 Korean Won (KRW). The letters and postcards […]