Hongdae Free Market

Don’t be mistaken with the name of the market. They do not give out free stuff. In fact, it is a place where you can find a variety of hand-crafted goods by young artists. It is open from 1pm to 6pm on Saturdays starting from March to November. Though you won’t be getting any free

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A Small Korean town’s European affair: Gapyeong

Since my childhood days, I have been fascinated by European towns. Special thanks to ‘The Sound of Music’, that I have watched at least a 100 times. However, with current responsibilities, Europe was way off my chart. During research on outskirts of Seoul, I came to know of Gapyeong (a county near Seoul). From the images,

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A City of Culture – Insadong

Is there any place that comes to your mind when you think of Korean traditional culture & crafts? Yes? No? Probably you have heard about Insadong? As compared to Hongdae, which is a place for modern arts, fashion & night clubs, Insadong instead, is well known for its Korean traditional cultures and definitely not an

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An Adventure in Nami Island

Since I stepped my feet in Korea for the first time, I really hoped that I could visit this famous island. Yeah, Nami Island is famous for its romantic situation because popular Korean drama, Winter Sonata, was filmed there. Nami Island is located outside Seoul, or exactly in Gangwon-do. So to go there, I had

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Express Bus Terminal Underground Shopping Mall

The Express Bus Terminal Underground Shopping Mall is not at glamorous or well known as other tourist shopping spots in Seoul but if you are after the discount you should try to find The Express Bus Terminal Underground Shopping Mall. Welcome to the world of underground shopping malls:   When people tell me they would go shopping in Myeongdong for the affordable prices, I usually throw up my hands in horror: As the most touristy shopping locations in  Seoul, prices in Myeongdong have been corrected upwards to match the budgets of Japanese and Chinese tourists. What does not concern the tourists though might turn into a problem if you intend to stay in Seoul for a longer time. Personally I do also hate wasting money when I know where to find the exact same items for a lower price. Surprisingly, The

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