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24 Hours in Myeongdong: Shopping & Street Food Guide

While there are no shortages of traditional and cultural heritage districts in Seoul that are alive and well, there’s nothing that captures the spark of modern life in Seoul today like Myeongdong. Myeongdong is where Seoul’s blood pumps the fasts. Myeongdong shopping is the best shopping in Seoul; and there’s no hotel like a Myeongdong …

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Hongdae, Seoul

Hongdae takes its name from the nearby Hongik University (with the Korean word for ‘university’ being ‘daehag’ so ‘Hongdae’ simply being the first hald of each word smooshed together). The area of Hongdae, Seoul itself is considered by many to be the modern hub of the city. It’s not the place to go for traditional …

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Things to Do in Gwanghwamun Square: Complete Guide

Gwanghwamun Square is one of the coolest, most historic, artistic, and beautiful parts of Seoul. It’s where you’ll find the epic statues of King Sejong and General Yi Sun-sin, as well as the Sejong Center and the grand Gyeongbokgung Palace. Just outside of Gwanghwamun Square is also the Bukcheon Hanok Village, where you can rent …

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So You Want to Date an Oppa? Guide to Dating in Korea

Everything You Need to Know About Dating a Korean Man With the rise of tour sites like Oh my Oppa and the huge surge in the popularity of Kdramas, the idea of dating a Korean has become idealised. However, it’s handy to know that there are some key differences in dating styles between North America and Korea. …

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Ten Cute Cafes in South Korea: From Seoul to Busan

Korea’s cafe culture is something to be reckoned with and it’s only when you head elsewhere you realise quite how impressive it is.  From themed cafes to hipster joints, to cosy nooks, you could easily make a top-ten list for every city in South Korea and you still wouldn’t scratch the surface. Nonetheless, if you’re …

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Bookstores Around the World: Itaewon Foreign Bookstore (Seoul, Korea)

Itaewon Foreign Bookstore (이태원 외국서점) When we travel or move abroad, there are often specific home comforts we seek out. For me, it’s English books. And so, what a delight it was to find the excellent Itaewon Foreign Bookstore in the heart of Korea’s capital.   A post shared by Jaylen (@jaylenjoy) on May 19, …

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South Korean Must-See Films That Aren’t Oldboy

Some of the best films (certainly some of the best horror) have been coming out of South Korea for years now. With so many places you could start, how do you know you’ll jump in on the right note for you? Oldboy and The Vengeance Trilogy are often people’s introduction to South Korean cinema and …

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Food Etiquette in Korea: Eat Korean Barbecue Like a Local

Eat Korean Barbeque Like a Pro Korean Barbeque is an internationally-popular dish. But what is the best way to eat it? It’s one of the best meals to enjoy on any trip to Korea and has become popular world over from London to New York City but do you know all the rules when it …

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Hogan’s Korean Cooking Class: A Home Away From Home

Korean Cooking Classes: A Different Kind of Tourism At the risk of letting my privilege show, I’m going to boldly argue that travelling the world has never been easier, for most of us at least. With cheap flights, Airbnb, multilingual signage, and easy-to-obtain visas, many of us in the western world have the opportunity to …

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