Christmas Dinners in Seoul

There’s nothing quite like digging into cuts of smoked turkey while the Christmas tree lights sparkle and your family struggles to stay awake after gobbling up plates of mashed potatoes. Except the same with sweet potatoes. Plenty of Christmas dinners are available all around Seoul and we’ll be listing them right up to the holiday proper. Whether you’re looking for turkey, ham, lamb or something … Continue reading Christmas Dinners in Seoul

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Warm Up this Winter with Some Fresh Chrysanthemum Bread

You may be familiar with Korea’s ever so popular carp-shaped, red bean filled bread bungeo-ppang (붕어빵), but have you heard of chrysanthemum bread? Chrysanthemum bread or gukhwa-ppang (국화빵) is actually quite similar to bungeo-ppang. They are made with a pancake-like batter, traditionally filled with a sweet red bean paste and cooked in an iron flower shaped mold. It’s actually this chrysanthemum-shaped mold that gives this … Continue reading Warm Up this Winter with Some Fresh Chrysanthemum Bread

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Travel Tips for December in Korea

This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. It is officially winter in Korea which means it’s going to be cold. We’ve got tips on how to stay warm, but also some awesome events that’ll be taking place this winter. TEMPERATURE Winters in Korea are brutally harsh. Expect … Continue reading Travel Tips for December in Korea

French Christmas Village at The Hyundai Seoul

While people back stateside celebrate thanksgiving in November, in Korea we typically celebrate thanksgiving in September. This means Christmas festivities kick-off on November 1st, which is perfect for those visiting before the “official” holidays who want to experience some of that Christmas magic in Seoul. This year The Hyundai Seoul wasted no time (or expense) in setting up their holiday decor, complete with a beautiful … Continue reading French Christmas Village at The Hyundai Seoul

BTS Cup Sleeve Events and More in Seoul

My mom is a hardcore ARMY mom, so I always try to hit up a few cup sleeve events whenever birthdays roll around. And you might think cafe events are limited to birthdays, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are album releases, anniversaries and even events to celebrate ad campaigns like Jungkook’s for Calvin Klein. We may not go heavy on wearing … Continue reading BTS Cup Sleeve Events and More in Seoul

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Christmas Markets in Seoul

‘Tis the season! If you thought Seoul’s winter nights couldn’t get brighter, think again. We’re about to see an onslaught of Christmas decorations as we enter the holiday season in South Korea! Every year, multiple venues host Christmas markets from large to small. Most Christmas markets are only available for a day or two. Notable exceptions include the H Village at The Hyundai and the … Continue reading Christmas Markets in Seoul

Christmas Decoration Shopping in Korea

Christmas in Seoul is magical. Every year it seems like the city embraces the festive warmth of the season just a little bit more. The subway stations, streets and malls are all decked out in glittering lights, fully decorated trees and all sorts of grand displays. I think it’s safe to say that we could all use a bit of extra holiday cheer this year, … Continue reading Christmas Decoration Shopping in Korea