To Go To The (Foreigner) Bar or Not To Go To The Bar?

After a few weeks of having every single Korean native you meet go “Huh?” to you when you speak in Korean (honestly, it doesn’t matter at all that you know you’re speaking sentences properly. Why else would your tutor tell you otherwise?) , you’ll eventually find yourself hoping you’ll literally bump into a native English…

Hongdae … After The Party Is Over

Hallie Bradley poetically describes and photographs Seoul’s most notorious party destination, Hongdae, after the party is over.  Hallie might be one of the best bloggers in Korea you don’t know about.  Her story about coming to Korea is very endearing, and she even invites you to come and share in her experiences like having Korean…

A Girl’s Guide to Hongdae: Club M2

    In a new series on Kimchibytes, blogger Abbey Kaye Ritter shares her experiences living it up in Seoul’s nightlife hotspot, Hongdae.  Abbey shares her thoughts on everything from clubs, drink prices, music, and boys.  She will be reviewing clubs and bars as well as sharing her advice on having a good time.  …

1st Annual Halloween in Hongdae Costume Awards

I captured these great costumes near Hongdae Park on October 28th, 2012.  I apologize for missing the Zombie Walk, but I was negotiating for camera equipment in Chungmurro.  I still think I did the wonderful Zombie Nation justice with my photographs.  However, if some of you want to dress up again for no good reason…

All That Jazz Story

Daehangno is an area in Seoul known for its ample theaters and live shows. It’s adjacent to many universities and is one subway stop past Dongdaemun.  The vicinity of Daehangno promotes a unique concoction of students, art junkies, tourists, performers and musicians.  I’ve photographed a good portion of the area and one of my favorite…