Archive for category: Life & Leisure

Ben Jackson / April 2, 2012 7:53 am

Spring on Seoul’s ‘Useless Island’

Yeouido is a no-nonsense place. This area of ostensibly sensible skyscrapers is where investment bankers come to investment bank, broadcasters come to broadcast and politicians come to politicize. In winter, the biting winds that race along the Hangang River can make the wide boulevards of the almond-shaped island feel bleak. The northwestern tip of Yeouido, however, is fringed with cherry

Charles Usher / March 28, 2012 10:53 am

Seoul Sub>urban: Seoul Station

A gateway to getaways, a new cultural hotspot, and a park commemorating one of Korea’s greatest athletes

Robert Koehler / February 27, 2012 4:54 am

Interview: Yoo Ha

Getting a wolfdog: no easy task For directors, working with children and animals can be difficult, doubly so with a beast like the wolfdog, which is not easily trained. In Korea, the task was compounded by the difficulties of simply acquiring the animal in question. Recounts Yoo, “The hardest thing was acquiring a wolfdog. Just raising one in Korea is

Bobby McGill / February 27, 2012 3:02 am


Meeting spring early in the 'Naples of Korea'

Robert Koehler / February 24, 2012 6:46 am


Losing yourself in the charm of old Korea

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