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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. The store is owned by a delightfully grumpy old Korean man, who has been known …

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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? We’re going to assume you’ve seen the multi-Oscar-winning Parasite by legendary director Bong Joon-ho. …

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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 comes to eating Korean bbq? Here …

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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 visit the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, …

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Did you know that Koreans consume the largest amount of alcohol in the world? It’s no surprise given that drinking is part of work culture and cheap liquor can be bought 24 hours a day in your nearest convenience store. However, did you know that Korea also has a lot of alcohol etiquette when it …

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Party Pop quiz! It’s Saturday night in Seoul. What are you going to do? If you answered C, then you’re in luck. Most cities that I’ve been to in the world typically have one “downtown core” where there is a vibrant nightlife. The beautiful thing about Seoul is that there isn’t one “downtown” where you …

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The Palace can be seen at Jeongdong Theatre, Seoul. A beautiful location with a lovely cafe to chat about the show after. We absolutely loved this play (and you can see why in great detail below). It’s on until July 2018 so you have plenty of time to go see it. Honestly, I was open-mouthed …

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I was lucky enough to spend the day at the Winter Olympics today and, since I couldn’t find much useful information on the internet beforehand, I’ve compiled a few tips for traveling to the venue by bus, and what to expect when you get there. What to Expect When You Get to the Pyeongchang Olympics …

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