Category Archives: The Korea Chronicles

FAREWELL KOREA

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This week was our last in South Korea and, after six and a half months teaching English to 6th graders I feel confident that we have succeeded in accomplishing exactly what it was we came here to do- save as … Continue reading

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GOING BEYOND THE FRINGE

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In one of my final weekends in Korea i stumbled across a gathering crowd in the streets of Hongdae (the hip and happening area that i refer to so much!). What initially drew me to this particular spot (a cordoned off section of street parking) … Continue reading

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HONGDAE REVISITED

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This weekend was a really memorable one…  i found my very reason for being, my inspiration…my heart and soul in one building. Having taken one of our famous diversions down a side street, i stopped in front of a giant … Continue reading

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HANGING IN HONGDAE

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With a glut of happening university towns on offer in South Korea, each one seems to have its fair share of hip young things looking for the next party or subculture to devour. Our recent top spot is Hongik University … Continue reading

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ESCAPING TO THE SOUTH

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A recent trip to Jeollanam-do (* see album in the sidebar), Korea’s Southernmost province made me realise that there are still parts of Korea that haven’t yet been marred by industrialism and consumerism. Having been dubbed as one of the … Continue reading

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WISH LIST

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I’m mad for Missibaba’s (www.missibaba.com) ‘Them Bones’ necklace which fuses draped strings of stone coloured leather with orange wooden beads in an innovative and tactile union. Inspired by traditional African jewelry  ‘Them Bones’ also hints at the human skeleton emulating … Continue reading

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COOL HUNTING IN HANNAM: Part Two

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Hannam’s side walks play host to a glut of outstanding little restaurants and cafe’s which i aim to try out one by one, so i thought i’d give you the run down on those that stand out. Depending on what … Continue reading

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