Seoul Life

9 Fun Things to Do in Seocho-dong

One notable part of Seoul is the Seocho-dong area. Seocho-dong straddles Gangnam Station in the east, Seocho Station in the west, Seoul National University of Education in the north, and Umyeonsan Mountain and Nambu Station in the south. The area is affluent and includes many luxury apartment complexes, office buildings, and fancy residences. At first …

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Meditation Options in Seoul

Meditation reduces the worsening of mental health, a 2021 study shows.¹ Along with physical exercise, the act of meditating can make people mentally healthier than they would otherwise be. As meditation is an English word that is applied to an aspect of spiritual practices that come from various religions and cultures, there are many opinions …

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Dongdaemun’s Gwanghui-dong: Gateway to Central Asia

  Seoul has slowly built its profile as an international city. People from every corner of the world have made their homes in the metropolitan area, either to work or study. The city hosts small communities of foreign nationals, and amongst them are people hailing from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, including Russians, …

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An Interview with Minchan Kim
Jazz Drummer Talks Jazz and Korea

South Korea’s jazz music scene has many native musicians. Aside from the largely self-taught first generation, more and more Korean jazz students decide to study jazz seriously. Drummer Minchan Kim is one of the most visible native born musicians, as he has a wide range of experience playing at music festivals, events, concerts, and small …

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Jazz Drummer Talks Jazz and Korea
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An Interview with Martin Zenker
Veteran Jazz Musician Shares His Experiences on the Korean Peninsula

One aspect of life in Seoul is the local jazz scene. Live music is one of the underappreciated elements that Seoul offers, and the jazz scene has largely expanded in recent decades. Big and small venues alike are found throughout central Seoul, as well as sizable audiences and technically proficient musicians. Martin Zenker is a …

An Interview with Martin Zenker
Veteran Jazz Musician Shares His Experiences on the Korean Peninsula
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Top 4 Things to Do in Myeongdong

Myeongdong is a popular tourist destination in Seoul, South Korea’s capital city. The central based area mostly attracts Japanese and Chinese tourists. It’s often said that tourists fly to Seoul partly to buy and stock up on Korean cosmetic products, and Myeongdong is ground zero for buying discounted skin care products. Here are four Myeongdong …

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