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The Crown-Shaped Peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong

The Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak looks as if its the top of Poseidon’s head, for this majestic attraction’s features resemble that of a crown, while some say that it resembles a gigantic ancient castle. A volcanic eruption which is said to have occurred 100,000 years ago, caused the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak to rose from under the…


Galbijjim: melt in your mouth meat

The Korean food aesthetic appeals to the five senses and this much is true across the board: the bold colors that pepper a particular cuisine appeal are visual feasts and this is complemented by heavily textured and deeply nuanced flavors. In many ways, Korean food is truly a gastronomic adventure. Galbijjim is translated into English…


New year, new life and a bowl of tteokguk

Korean food is deeply-rooted in tradition and there are many that one will come across for certain occasions such as birthdays and chuseok. For Seollal (설날) or the Lunar calendar’s New Year, there is only one dish that comes to mind: tteokguk, or the rice cake soup.   Derived from the words tteok (떡) for…


The Golden Tower: 63 Building

Also known as the Golden Tower due to its golden glass windows made of golden reflective materials which stupendously glows hues of gold when stricken by sunlight, the 63 building is third of the highest buildings in Seoul which also gains popularity among tourists. Aside from financial offices, various entertainment attractions can also be experienced…


The gamja jeon crunch

Ah, glorious, glorious potatoes. They are a culturally important root crop with a hundred variations across the globe. In their cooked form, they are called poutines, fries, mashed, twice-baked – and many, many more.   In the realm of Korean food, potatoes or the gamja are often used as secondary ingredients to many soups and…


Tangsuyuk, from China to Korea

The Korean-Chinese fusion dish tangsuyuk is both a visually-attractive and tasty dish that is sure to excite food aesthetes. Tangsuyuk, translated as sweet and sour pork. The pork is first deep fried (twice, as with many Korean fried chicken dishes), with the thickened sweet and sour sauce poured over the fried goodness. The vegetables in…


Fashion and Tradition: Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market Have you ever felt so dizzy and sick of wandering the busy malls and wanted to experience a whole new level of shopping? If you wanted to travel back to the time where the old, rich Korean culture is flourishing, Gwangjang Market is the perfect place for you to explore. It is one…


Everland: A Dreamland

Even though you cannot find a Disney Land in Korea, still, you can enjoy amazing rides, and unforgettable experiences from this amusement park like you’ve never seen anywhere before. The largest amusement park in Korea, Everland, is home to many breath-taking rides, amusing attractions and of course a zoo and water park. It has so…