Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Manimal Mayhem – The Battle for Southern BBQ Supremacy Just Got A Little More Interesting

It’s a great Friday afternoon and I hope you are out there enjoy some nice weather, and after this post, hopefully a little southern BBQ as well. Manimal is the new kid on the block in the southern BBQ wars, which for now, has been complete domination by Linus BBQ. Well, now there is a little […]

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The Cheonggyecheon – A Day and Night Pictorial

Day Photos by: Derek  Night Photos: Randall Riojas  In the heart of the city, the Cheonggyecheon is a cool breath of fresh air in the dense heat of the city. If you visit in May or November, lanterns line the stream in a sea of fire. Any other time of the year though, the stream is […]

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Maddux Pizza in Itaewon – Big Slices. Big Taste.

Hunting around for good pizza in Itaewon can be a fickle affair. So when I heard about Maddux, I took a friend and we jumped on the opportunity to give it a try. In a nutshell, it was an excellent choice, with pretty good value and tons of flavour. Money in the bank. The Margherita was […]

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Dobongsan in Bukhansan National Park – Jaunbong Peak Trail and Cheonchuksa Temple

It’s May in the ROK and that means hiking season is in full swing. This weekend, Ryan N and I decided to hit up an old favourite: Dobongsan in Bukhansan National Park. Jaunbong Peak 자운봉 (740m) was our goal today, but unfortunately, I severely underestimated the time and the intensity of this trail. That said, it […]

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Good Times ROK Gapyeong Craft Beer Festival – I Love Beer, You Love Beer, We All Love Beer

By: Erik Weichel  Welcome to the First Annual Good Times ROK Gapyeong Beer Festival! Once you surpass the initial (yet expected) trauma that is the ticketing line, brace yourself for a joyous day of fun, friendship, and craft beers. GTR did a great job of organizing the event which hosted over 2,000 people throughout the […]

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The Seoul Trail – Section 2 Part 2: From the Top of Yongmasan to Gwangnaru Station

The section so nice, we reviewed it twice. Needless to say, with the spring in full bloom and the hot, humid summer looming around the corner, it’s a great time to get out do some hiking. We tackled the whole hike in one day; granted a long, long day, but it is feasible. My suggestion, […]

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Magpie Brewery in Gyeongridan – Birds, Beers and Pies

Magpie Brewery, named after the ubiquitous bird found throughout Asia, is one of Gyeongridan’s little hotspots for fine craft beers and surprisingly some pretty decent pizza. One of the only problems? The place is fucking packed! However, last weekend, ST and I beat the rush and headed down there right at 5pm on a Sunday […]