Category: WHEN IN SEOUL: Living and Travelling in Korea

Kind Temple Neighbourhood

The bright, flashing lights of Insadong-gil [길 (gil) : Street] regularly attracts large gatherings of people. Travel guides often rank Insadong (인사동/仁寺洞: kind, temple, neighbourhood) among the top 5 attractions to visit in Seoul. On the onset, busy retail and street life along the Insadong strip has the […]

Visiting Korea: Know Before You Go

Travelling to another country is a thrilling experience, but it can also be overwhelming at first. Although I did a lot of research before I went to Korea, I still found that there were many things I had to learn along the way. I’d like to share some of these experiences with you to inform your own travels!

A Magical Forest: Junokwon

I traveled quite a few times in the Korean countryside and I would like to share my experience and make recommendations. One of the first things to know when you travel in Korea is that Korea’s natural wonders are heavily protected. A long time ago, South Korea passed […]


“Lets just dump them in the Han River,” the American military doctor tells Mr. Kim in the opening scene of the Bong Joon-ho directed film, The Host (괴물). “Pour them into the sink. Empty every bottle to the very last drop. And that’s an order.” The 2006 action […]

Kind River Airport

Incheon [인천/仁川: kindness, river] International Airport lends the feeling of a phantasmagorical realm: it’s a liminal place where I’m both awake and lucid dreaming. I anticipate exotic subway systems as my flight taxis into the arrivals gate. Likewise, the sights and sounds of karaoke venues and Hof and […]

South Mountain Tower

Whether you turn a street corner or look out a window, Namsan Seoul Tower (남산서울타워)  rules the skyline. Its appearance varies depending on perspective but it’s always there. Like it or not, the tower is tagging along wherever your destination in the city. Should you stumble out an […]