Seoul has no shortage of bars and clubs, but we did most of our drinking at convenience stores. In a city with three major nightlife districts—Itaewon for military personnel and those who like sleazy bars, Gangnam for those who enjoy overpaying for everything and Hongdae for those who prefer to have fun on a night […]
Let me get this out of the way right off the bat: I’m not a huge basketball fan. I don’t especially mind watching it, but if given the choice, I would prefer to watch pretty much any other sport (and no, I’m not including golf and car racing in my definition of sport). As for […]
South Korea (and all of Asia, really) is obsessed with pop music. So is the west, of course, but it’s so much worse in Asia. If you’re not a young, cute girl—or a guy who looks like a young, cute girl—surrounded by four nearly identical girls who each differ from you in exactly one personality […]
If you spend any time at all outdoors after dark in Korea you’ll quickly notice that the usually fairly clean streets are suddenly littered with large immovable objects. They lie on benches, curbs, sidewalks, streets, subway platforms and anywhere else large enough to accommodate them. If you move in for a closer look, you’ll have […]
That is the look of a man who knows that his mullet puts Kentuckians and European hockey players to shame. Business in the front, party in the back and fabulous all over, this Seoul man works the camera after a long day of hiking in the mountains of South Korea’s capital.
This little story relates one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, but have been putting off writing about, because I have no idea how to accurately paint the hilarious picture. Even the word biker in the title doesn’t quite give the correct impression, despite being the correct descriptive word. Doesn’t make sense? I know. […]
This bathroom is located at the observation deck of the Seoul Tower. Although the tower itself measures only 237 meters in height, it stands on Seoul’s highest point, the 262 meter tall Namsan, giving it some amazing views of the South Korean capital and one of the world’s most populous cities. The night views are […]
At this pool hall we went to in Changdong in northern Seoul, they provided customers with these three-fingered gloves. That changed my game forever. I didn’t get any better, mind you, and a practice round playing against myself would still last several days (assuming I don’t sink the eight ball), but it did give me […]
This bad English sign hangs above a fast food place in Changdong, Seoul in South Korea. The restaurant actually serves hot dogs and burgers and could really benefit from hiring a proofreader with even a slight understanding of the English language; otherwise they will continue to find themselves turning away customers looking for a nice, […]
I love Chinken that’s “served to chiken the addictive curry”, don’t you? There’s nothing better than “tasting the chicken and enjoying the happy time.” I found this gourmet restaurant in the Changdong area of northern Seoul in South Korea.