Jongmyo

Park Junghoon Seoul has many ancient buildings. To name a few, Deoksugung and Gyeongbokgung are them, which are palaces built in Joseon dynasty. However, from the perspective of the people who lived in that era, Jongmyo was more important than anything else because it was a shrine. Even today, the site is one of the […]

Hiking to Gwanaksan Mountain

Kamari Koonce Sometimes living in a city such as Seoul is overwhelming because of how small it is compared to the number of people that actually live here. To put this into perspective, currently over 9 million people live in Seoul versus 8.5 million people in New York, but Seoul is actually 75 square miles […]

BREATHTAKING JEJU ISLAND

Kathy Pham If you’re coming to South Korea, Jeju Island is a must see location! Jeju Island has so many beautiful scenic sites and just being on the island was wonderful in itself. What I can say is that Jeju Island is breathtakingly beautiful and when I say breathtaking, I mean it, literally. With all […]

Buddha’s birthday

Sooin Mun Having a break from a tight schedule can be really good, especially if you were planning to go on a trip while staying in Korea. Considering how it is quite close to the final exams but not that close that you’d feel pressured to study while the vacation, it will be a very […]

Hong Kong

Fanny During the long weekend of the Buddha day, I had the chance to go to Hong Kong and meet up with my friend from Canada.  Hong Kong exceeded my expectations by its mix of oriental and occidental culture, clearly influenced by the British. The exotic city is a metropolitan area full of high brands […]

Summer is coming!

Anna Lee Summer is coming. As you know South Korea has four seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter. It all has its own characteristics. And one thing is definitely true, summer is hot. It can make you like you are in South East Asia. It became hotter, recently, due to global warming. So in […]

Nami Island

Fanny Nami Island, a little treasure right next to Seoul. Mostly known by the locals, this place is the perfect day trip for you and your friends! It must be the interesting ways to get to the Island, zipline, ferry or water sports or the fact that it actually is a micronation or even it […]

2 Museums to Visit in Seoul

Park, Jeonghun Museums are places where there are traces of the past. Some might even consider it boring, because of there is nothing much to do inside. However, visiting museums in a new country is crucial to understanding the culture of that nation. Moreover, since the Korean atmosphere is not the cleanest, museums are the […]