Beyond Gangnam’s Style
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Beyond Gangnam’s Style

UPDATE: A portion of this blog was updated to reflect corrected translations regarding statements made by Shin Yeon Hee as well as correct her title to “Mayor”. Chaos broke out on the infamous streets of Gangnam last Monday as  hired “city workers” made their way down the sidewalks, evicting street vendors for establishing their stalls … Continue reading

Ellie House
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Ellie House

Korea has become quite well known for its pet cafes, especially among tourists. Dog and cat cafes can be found all over Seoul, but that doesn’t mean they are all worth going to. Areas that are heavily populated with tourists tend to have pet cafes that are less than enjoyable because they are over crowded, … Continue reading

Cat Scratch Fever
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Cat Scratch Fever

Now I’m more of a dog person… nothing against cats or anything, but I just like my pets to be a little more attentive and social. I guess I’m just a firm believer in the whole “man’s best friend” ideology. I guess you could say I like cats but I would never want to own … Continue reading

My Weathered Seoul
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My Weathered Seoul

What I thought was a little rainfall has apparently turned into a downpour, which in turn has transformed into a flooding all throughout Seoul and is now being called the worst rainstorm to hit South Korea in over a century. Hailing from sunny California (around the Los Angeles area), I’ve never experienced this kind of weather before and I … Continue reading

Is there a Dr. in the Café?
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Is there a Dr. in the Café?

It doesn’t take long for any visitor to find that the culture in Korea thrives on coffee. It’s not unlike western culture, but coffee in Korea comes with a little more style. Cafés in Korea are clean and modernly designed with a young fresh flare. They focus more on atmosphere and taste rather than convenience. You can’t … Continue reading