Movie posters for Top Star, Catch Me and more.

Best free souvenir: Movie posters

February 13, 2015

A free and unique keepsake or present from your Korea trip!

Cute little Totoros hiding in a tree trunk.

Studio Ghibli comes to Seoul

February 9, 2015

A must-see for fans of Princess Mononoke, Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and other Hayao Miyazaki favourites.

Waterproof high-cut hiking boots on sale at ABC Mart, Seoul National University station

Shopping for sportswear

February 5, 2015

While outdoor sports are pretty hot in Korea, outdoor sporting fashion is even hotter.

Seagulls at Haeundae beach, Busan

5 things to do in Busan

December 5, 2014

See the famous Haeundae beach, visit the world’s biggest department store, grab a steaming bowl of pork soup and watch the sun go down over the Busan skyline.

Andong Hahoe village's traditional mask dance in action

Traditional Korean mask dance at Andong Hahoe village

December 5, 2014

Make a day trip to a 400-year-old village.

My Sassy Girl Korean movie DVD from Aladin second-hand bookstore in Gangnam

Books and DVDs for $3 at Aladin

December 5, 2014

Korean bookstore offers good condition used titles and DVDs at 2700 won or similar prices.

A universal adaptor, Korean plug and power bank

Where to charge your phone

November 24, 2014

Hole up at a cafe, seek help at a telco store or leech from a public socket?

Where to get free wifi

November 24, 2014

Turn on your wifi in Korea and you’re likely to hit at least 10 different networks. But many of them will be password protected. So how?

Promo poster for a Korean simcard

Get a Korean phone number and data

November 24, 2014

Where to buy a Korean sim card that allows you to make calls, send SMS and use hyper-fast data.

Screenshot of talktomeinkorean.com

Best place to learn Korean

November 24, 2014

Free podcast lessons with accompanying pdfs will get you up to speed on both listening and reading.