Coming to Korea: grocery shopping

Coming to Korea: grocery shopping

After five years and 1,300 blog posts, I was a little shocked to realize I hadn’t written a single post on grocery shopping in Korea. Let’s rectify that now. Author’s note: ‘Coming to Korea’ posts are written with the newcoming expat in...

A night in… Haebangchon, Korea

WHILE within walking distance of foreign-food-haven Itaewon, Haebangchon offers a scene better suited for local residents than tourists. That said, read this basic guide to the area and you’re off and running. The name Haebangchon (해방촌, 解放村) translates to...

A night in Hongdae… Seoul, South Korea

ALTHOUGH not every tourist to Seoul calls Hongdae a favorite, there are many reasons why it’s such a popular place among the younger crowds. The creative energy, the artsy community, and the bars and clubs all make up legitimate reasons why this area is so popular. If...

Tapping the source of Korea’s best beer

BEER lovers, rejoice – Korea’s best pub takes you to the source. If you live in Seoul, Craftworks Taphouse is your escape from crappy Korean beer. Their beer is brewed at the KAPA Brewery in nearby Gapyeong (eastern Gyeonggi-do, about 1 1/2 hours east of...