In Search of a North Korean Restaurant

January 10, 2013 Deep in the concrete jungle of downtown Seoul, far below the tall precipices of office buildings and Seoul City Hall, down a twisting, narrow alley, there is a house guarded from burglars by barbed wire. It's vaguely reminiscent of the demilitarized zone just 40km (25 miles for us yanks) away. But you'll only... Continue Reading →

A Chance Encounter with a Deer

Today I went meandering. I often start these jaunts heading towards Gwanghwamun, partly due to my love of Kyobo bookstore, partly due to my enjoyment of the public area, and partly due to just plain habit. Perhaps next time I'll walk toward Dongdaemun. But that'll be another story! Today was cold, -14 °C, or 7... Continue Reading →

A Chuseok Meal!

Well folks, it's that time of year again, the time for day-long feasting and relaxation. Now, many of you might not be familiar with Chuseok, much less the accompanying meal. A wonderfully over-simplified definition would be a Korean Thanksgiving. But I don't want to talk about what Chuseok is. I'm here to tell you about... Continue Reading →

A Quick Jaunt

Well, this week I had a few days off, so Jihye and I decided to take a ROAD TRIP! I'll do a bit more writing on that later, but for now, this is an apology for not updating the Dokkaebi stories. Have no fear, I have two more in the works, but you'll have to... Continue Reading →

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