7 Best Night Markets in Seoul (For Tourists AND Locals)

The pandemic did a number on South Korea’s businesses during the first year, with thousands of shops closing, reducing heavy foot traffic in popular Seoul night markets, like Myeongdong and Dongdaemun. Sure people had ways to shop on their phones, with online shopping becoming the most heavily-utilized service in Korea during this period, but that didn’t generally … Read more

Things To Do in Seoul at Night (Complete Guide)

In South Korea, night time is when people come out to play— it’s the other half of the country’s notorious “work hard, play hard” philosophy. Bright, colorful lights illuminate the streets, especially on the weekends, as people saunter in their best outfits to dance the night away. Seoul at night transforms into a bright, glittery … Read more

7 Places to Go Hiking in Seoul (for Free!)

Hiking in Seoul has long been a Korean pastime, but the word ‘pastime’ is a bit of an understatement. Koreans love hiking, and if they invite you to join them, they seriously mean that you will be trekking with them through the woods, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. The best hikes in Seoul are usually … Read more

Complete Primer on Korean Food for Visitors

Five tastes generally describe Korean food: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy. But did you know Koreans have another sense of taste? This intriguing sense is called siwonhan-mat (시원한 맛), which is the refreshing sensation that courses through the nerves of the tongue, stomach, and even the intestines when eating. In other words, this is the sense of … Read more

Best Souvenirs from South Korea (Seoul)

A heavy focus on manufacturing has transformed Korea’s economy into a global industrial giant ever since they opened up to global trade in the 1980s. It’s also been growing continuously ever since, and recently the world has taken notice. Across the globe, industrial souvenirs from Korea are hard to miss since most of our electronics, automobiles, … Read more

Korean Coffee Culture: Instant Coffee to Siphon Drip

Many Koreans both young and old enjoy lingering for an hour or two over a café latte, especially on weekend afternoons. In the evenings, bigger cafes in Seoul usually sell bottles of beer and cake by the slice. Even during the holidays and in the middle of summer, Korean cafes are as crowded as ever. Nobody wants to … Read more

Complete Guide to Massages In Asia (Cheapest Countries)

This is the guide to Asia massages that I’d always looked for online before visiting a new country, but never found. It might sound random, but whilst traveling I’ve always wanted to know if I could even find massages in my next destination, as I’m hunched over a computer for most of every day. But … Read more