The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Insa-dong

Insa-dong is one of the top tourist destinations in Seoul. It’s been one of my favorite places since I moved here in 2004. I’ve watched it go through a ton of changes, and it’s currently going through another makeover. Many of us pine for the lost...

The New Guide to Noryangjin Fish Market 2022

One of the best places to visit in Seoul is Noryangjin Fish Market. It’s like an aquarium where you can eat the exhibits. Unlike a lot of fish markets around the world, many of the fish are still alive in tanks. Because of that, it doesn’t smell as rank as...

10 Unique Souvenirs You Should Get In Seoul 2022

What to buy in Korea? Here are some Korean souvenirs. One of the most stressful parts of traveling is getting Korean souvenirs and gifts for friends, family, and office mates. What are good things to buy in Korea? I’ve lived in the Seoul area since 2004, and...

Seoul Hotels: Where To Stay In Seoul in 2022?

In my experience talking to our tour guests, the most popular Seoul hotel areas are Myeong-dong, Hongdae, Jongno, Itaewon, Insa-dong, Dongdaemun, Bukchon, and Gangnam. Some people have loved their places. Others have shown regrets. It depends on your expectations and...

Things To Do In Seoul 2022 | The Ultimate Checklist

Where are the best places to visit in Seoul? So many times, I get the question, “What are things to do in Seoul?” There are the conventional things, like visiting palaces and shopping in Myeong-dong. Yet Seoul is still new to many travel radars. You need...

Parasite Filming Locations

If you’re in Seoul and are a film of the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” you will be interested in visiting some filming locations. Most of the film was shot on a sound stage. Half the Parks’ house was digitized, so it’s not available. Yet...