My Weathered Seoul
News

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

Prostitution Takes a Stand
Culture / News

Prostitution Takes a Stand

Prostitution is not an uncommon sight in Korea. Although you don’t find corners littered with “working women” there are many appropriate places you can got to to fulfill your needs. Red-light districts become quite prominent at night when blow up balloons appear with a scantily clad women all over them, neon lights turn on for kissing rooms, hug rooms, … Continue reading

Hello Coffee, Hello Kitty
Cafés

Hello Coffee, Hello Kitty

When it comes to stylish cafes, Korea has it all. And if you feel like something is missing… it’s probably Hello Kitty. How could you not feel complete with this Japanese feline keeping you company while sippin’ on a cup of joe with her face in it? There are three Hello Kitty Café locations in Seoul … Continue reading

Is there a Dr. in the Café?
Cafés

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

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