또옹카페 (Poop Cafe)
Cafés

또옹카페 (Poop Cafe)

At first glance, 또옹카페 is a seemingly normal cafe, despite the odd name painted in huge letters across the windows. They also recently added drawings of the 12 zodiacs to the windows. However, once you get closer, you start to realize that there is a tree inside decorated with colorful poop-shaped papers. Then, once you are inside, you … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Buddha!
Holidays / Landmarks

Happy Birthday Buddha!

Buddha’s birthday or 석가탄신일 fell on May 17th this year. For the entire month of May, Buddhist temples are decorated in beautiful colorful paper lanterns. You can actually find lanterns lined along many streets in Korea in celebration of this day as part of the Lotus Lantern Festival. Because this is considered a national holiday, government … Continue reading

Red (Day)zed
Holidays / Landmarks

Red (Day)zed

Red . . . the color that everyone eagerly searches for on their calendar here in Korea. With the exception of the obvious Saturday and Sunday, Red days mean one thing, Time off! So, why call them red days? Simply put, all the national holidays on every Korean calendar are marked in red. Thought provoking … Continue reading