Korea's Lost Islands

An interesting fact: If an attempt was made to visit every Korean island, tackling one a day, it would take nearly a decade to tick them off your to do list. This is no joke (there are approximately 365 days in a year, do the maths)! At this moment, there…

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Hidden Hongdae: Exploring indie Seoul

When you read the title, what image of Hongdae came to mind? Bustling streets full of young couples shopping? Or perhaps it was the thriving nightlife with dance-offs and drunken revellers congregating in the infamous Playground? These are the most common perceptions of what Hongdae is all about as…

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Discovering Korean perceptions of beauty in Seoul

Whether it is K-pop idols or just normal, everyday K-pop fans, the beauty obsession in South Korea is noticeable when visiting. Throughout my recent trip to Korea I noticed that outward appearance seemed to be a constant preoccupation for women there. From the ones seen sporting high heels…

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Madame Tussauds comes to Korea FINALLY! Will it last?

The world’s best known brand of waxwork museums, Madame Tussauds, has opened up a new attraction in South Korea. British based live attractions company Merlin Entertainments has brought a temporary display of it’s famous celebrity wax figures to the sixth floor of Shinsegae Centum City, the world’s…

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