Category: travel

Korean Public And Street Art: In Photos.

Koreans have a heritage of creating art that dates back thousands of years, so it is not surprising that they are still doing so. Art museums and galleries showcase some outstanding collections, but art also needs to be accessible in the daily routine of… Continue Reading “Korean Public And Street Art: In Photos.”

The National Treasures of S. Korea.

Some countries, such as S. Korea and Japan have designated lists of ‘National Treasures’, to include both physical, or tangible, artifacts like palaces, sculptures and artworks, as well as living, or intangible treasures, such as people and traditional festivals. I have always liked this… Continue Reading “The National Treasures of S. Korea.”

Banpo Rainbow Bridge, Seoul.

The Banpo Bridge which crosses the Han River in Seoul lights up with an amazing display of shooting water fountains, music and lights about four to six times a day from the months of April through October. Although fun to watch at any time,… Continue Reading “Banpo Rainbow Bridge, Seoul.”

Hwacha: A Korean ‘Rocket Arrow’ Launcher.

While traveling around Korea to museums, and historic buildings such as palaces, it is fairly common to see these wooden handcarts. These are known as hwacha and along with the missiles they fired they were instrumental in protecting Korea from pirates and foreign invasions… Continue Reading “Hwacha: A Korean ‘Rocket Arrow’ Launcher.”

Seoul Forest Park: In Photos.

Like many great cities Seoul has multiple public green spaces and parks, one of which, Seoul Forest Park, can in numerous ways be equated to Hyde Park in London, or Central Park in New York. It is a large green area within the densely… Continue Reading “Seoul Forest Park: In Photos.”

Happy Anniversary

I woke up this morning to see a notice from WordPress wishing a Happy Anniversary. Wow, has it really been one year since I started this website? What a year it has been. For me personally this past year saw me travel to… Continue Reading “Happy Anniversary”

Juldarigi: An Extreme Form Of Korean Tug Of War.

     Tug of War is among the most ancient of games and no doubt developed independently in multiple places around the world. It is a game that probably arose quite naturally as it is instinctive to hold onto something you want when someone tries… Continue Reading “Juldarigi: An Extreme Form Of Korean Tug Of War.”

Cats And Dogs: Animal Cafes In Seoul.

Seoul is a city of cafes, in fact it is said there are more cafes in Seoul than in any other city in the world. Therefore in order to stand out many have come up with themes to try and capture the attention of… Continue Reading “Cats And Dogs: Animal Cafes In Seoul.”

Foodie’s Delight: The Street Food Of Korea. Part 2.

  Korean street food is made in many different ways, including in movable stalls to small kitchens that are tucked into ground floors of old buildings, with much of the cooking spilling out into the street in front of the store. There’s no place… Continue Reading “Foodie’s Delight: The Street Food Of Korea. Part 2.”

SHINee World V Tour In Dallas. 2017.

  Once again SHINee, one of the most iconic groups of Kpop, chose Dallas, Texas on Friday 24th of March 2017 to be one of their few stops in North America. Their first time in Dallas was a Fan Meet back in July 2016,… Continue Reading “SHINee World V Tour In Dallas. 2017.”