Browsing All Posts filed under »South Korea«

Pictures take you places: Pizza out of a Hippo’s butt, anyone?

December 27, 2010


This very artistic painting was photographed by my sister’s husband during his work-related trip to Gwangyang, South Korea, and it caught his attention after he had already sat down and ordered his pizza. I am usually impressed by creative advertising, but in this case I just don’t see how you can sell more pizzas by slapping this sort of scene […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Head North

October 29, 2010


7) Head North I know I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I’ve often found myself wondering why South Korea doesn’t receive more tourists than it actually does. While this is in many ways a blessing for the people who do actually visit and pretty much have the city to themselves (and the Korean crowd, of […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Do something Korean

October 25, 2010


6) Do something Korean Who are the South Koreans?  Mistake them for Japanese or Chinese and they will be deeply offended. After all, the Japanese ruled them forcefully for 50 years, destroyed their palaces and took their women away to be prostitutes for their soldiers, and the Chinese helped North Korea secure its present territory […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Go beyond the Capital

October 18, 2010


5) Go Beyond the Capital Dwarfed as it is by China to its North and Japan to its South-East, and portrayed in an old saying as being a shrimp between whales, it’s no wonder that many South Koreans think that their country is ‘small’, and I generally laugh at this considering where I come from. However, it is true that […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Just Walk

October 11, 2010


4) Just Walk Seoul is huge, and the phrase, ‘its main sites are within walking distance of each other’ definitely does not apply to this particular city. Having said that, its public transport, especially its comprehensive underground, is efficient, clean and cheap, and will get you everywhere quickly. But once you do get to where you […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Head up to Mount Namsan

October 4, 2010


3) Head up to Mount Namsan There it is, glittering, imposing;  the N’ Tower among a thick cover of tree branches and shrubs. It’s getting dark and the million lights of the city are progressively being turned on, as is the N’ Tower itself. It seems like an awfully long way up, and indeed, if […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Eat Eat Eat

September 24, 2010


2. Eat Eat Eat Korean men may be generally chronic chain smokers and drink Soju (a traditional Korean drink) as if they were receptacles with hollowed bottoms, but they certainly take their food seriously and pride themselves in the healthy properties of their cuisine. Fast food joints may be popular,  but the majority of the restaurants in Seoul, and […]