Monthly Archives: May 2014

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The War Memorial of Korea – A Fascinating and Somber Historical Experience

The War Memorial of Korea takes an in-depth look at one of the world’s most war torn countries. A 5000 year history that includes an occupation by Japan, liberation by the United States and Russia and a divided nation. The War Memorial of Korea spans three floors and has a large outdoor exhibit displaying various […]

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Olympic Park – A Lonely Tree, Cherry Blossoms and Cosplay Kids

Olympic Park in Seoul was the host of the 1988 Olympic games. A truly disheartening Olympics from a Canadian perspective (Ben Johnson: “I did not cheetah”). However, it was one of the first moments that Seoul opened it’s gates to let the world glimpse into the Land of the Morning Calm. After being decimated by […]

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Un Deux Trois Brasserie in Itaewon – A French Experience in the Heart of Itaewon

Un Deux Trois. One Two Three. What the heck is bothering me? Oh right, it’s my stomach. After an overindulgence at Un Deux Trois last night in Itaewon, I come to you today with a slightly bothered stomach. However, a green tea at Starbucks is settling the storm. Let’s do this. Un Deux Trois has […]

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Seoraksan National Park – Ulsanbawi (Ulsan rock), Heundeulbawi (Heundeul rock), Sinheungsa and Gyejoam

Seoraksan National Park. If you don’t visit here during your stay here in Korea, you are robbing yourself of an amazing experience. The park is located in Gangwon-do, in the northeastern region of Korea, near the North Korean border. The park itself is huge! Even the most enthusiastic hiker will need at least a week to […]

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O’ngo Food Communications Food Tour – Korean Night Dining Tour

My wife always gives the best presents! It is rarely anything predictable and she never ceases to disappoint. This Valentine’s Day was no exception. This year she got me a private food tour hosted by O’ngo Food Communications. O’ngo Food Communications is the brainchild of Seoul Eats blogger Daniel Gray. Daniel also is a part […]

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The Class 300 Hotel in Sokcho – All Show and No Soul

It had been over a year since I’ve been out of the city. I needed to breathe the fresh air again and dip my toes in the ocean. I miss the water when I’m surrounded by rocks in Seoul. So, needless to say, a trip to Sokcho was well overdue. It was also a farewell […]

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혜화 센꼬치 SSEN KKOCHI in Hyehwa – Soju and Pomegranate Juice is the Devil’s Elixir

Edit Feb 2016: Well unfortunately this little place shutdown or moved. Instead there is a Churro shop there. I have looked around for its new location to no avail. I will continue to look, if anyone sees it please comment below.    I would like to thank my Hyehwa corespondent Adam for introducing us to this […]