Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts

Busan, South Korea: What to See in Winter

Beyond the sea: What to See in Winter in Busan, South Korea by Posh, Broke, & Bored




THERE’S MORE TO BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA, THAN ITS 
BEACHES, AS I FOUND OUT ON A COLD WINTER’S DAY...


Busan has been lauded as South Korea’s answer to Barcelona: a coastal town with a wide beach and more urban edge than its glossy inland cousin. Beyond its seaside charms, South Korea’s second largest city would have you know that you are in ‘Dynamic Busan, City of Tomorrow’. They’re not wrong. Some parts of Busan, especially downtown, rival the modernity in Seoul, if not outstrip it’s braggadociousness (braggadocity?). I’m talking about you, We’ve The Zenith - I’m not sure what this so-called zenith is, unless it’s a reference to being the tallest residential building in the world. Busan wants to talk about its vision for the future, while visitors think of its coastal charms (seven, count ‘em, seven beach districts). Both are very worthy reasons to visit. But of my brief sojourn in Busan, two things stood out the most to me; one of which was a pristine relic of its past, the other a exemplary case of urban regeneration done right. There is more to Busan than its beaches, as you’ll see (sea?)...



September 20, 2018

Busan, South Korea: What to See in Winter

THERE’S MORE TO BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA , THAN ITS  BEACHES,  AS I FOUND OUT ON A COLD WINTER’S DAY... Busan  has been ...

Seoul, South Korea: The 3 Places to See a Traditional Side of Seoul

South Korea: The 3 Places to See a Traditional Side of Seoul by Posh, Broke, & Bored



THE 3 PLACES IN SEOUL TO SEE THE 
TRADITIONAL SIDE OF SOUTH KOREA


A field of LED roses beside the Zaha Hadid-designed plaza in Dongdaemun. Shopping for skincare infused with snail secretion, starfish, seahorse (or whatever animal ingredient is in vogue) in Myeongdong. That earworm that both satirised and introduced to the wider world the flashy, luxury district of Gangnam. Whatever you know about Seoul, the capital of South Korea; it’s likely to be trend-led, modern, and futuristic. In fact, the highlight of my visit to Seoul in 2014 was the Dior Cafe, housed in a building that resembled an oversized tooth. But there are parts of the city that still clings on to the classics, where you can get a feel for the old soul of Seoul. I visited three such places in my previous visit, last winter. Here are my 3 Places in Seoul to See the Traditional Side of South Korea.




September 17, 2018

Seoul, South Korea: The 3 Places to See a Traditional Side of Seoul

THE 3 PLACES IN SEOUL TO SEE THE  TRADITIONAL SIDE OF SOUTH KOREA A field of LED roses beside the Zaha Hadid-designed pl...

A sheep café in Seoul: Thanks Nature Café, Hongdae

Thanks Nature 'sheep café' in Hongdae, Seoul

If you like sheep thrills, I've herd that Thanks Nature Café is the place for ewe.
November 15, 2015

A sheep café in Seoul: Thanks Nature Café, Hongdae

If you like sheep thrills, I've herd that Thanks Nature Café is the place for ewe.

Café Dior and the world's largest Dior flagship boutique in Gangnam, Seoul


I found heaven in Seoul: all five floors of it at Dior in Apgujeong, Gangnam.
November 12, 2015

Café Dior and the world's largest Dior flagship boutique in Gangnam, Seoul

I found heaven in Seoul: all five floors of it at Dior in Apgujeong, Gangnam.

Seoul Sisters (hey sister Seoul, sister)


My last thirty two hours in Seoul, in photos.
November 08, 2015

Seoul Sisters (hey sister Seoul, sister)

My last thirty two hours in Seoul, in photos.

All Aboard The Seoul Train


Photo diary of my first twenty four hours in Seoul. Anyeonghaseyong!
November 06, 2015

All Aboard The Seoul Train

Photo diary of my first twenty four hours in Seoul. Anyeonghaseyong !