One of the frustrating things about Nightview is that so many of the shots are taken in hard-to-reach, undisclosed locations. This spot, however, is easy to reach. Head to the 5th floor of the iPark Mall and go to the Moon Parking Lot (달주차장). From there, it’s an unobstructed view of the Yongsan Station area. [...]
On Friday the week before, we (i.e., Seoul Selection) dumped our upcoming Korea guidebook on the printers. The following morning, I didn’t have to go into work (well, not until 2:30 anyway to conduct my weekend Bukchon tours). It was quite surreal. Anyway, that weekend was largely spent attending to Mrs. Koehler and engaging in [...]
The phrase “hidden gem” gets bandied around a lot, but sometimes, you find places that really do match that description. Seemingly lost amidst the urban grime of one of Seoul’s grittiest neighborhoods, Old Yongsan Seminary and Wonhyoro Catholic Church are an unexpected oasis of beauty and tranquillity. I instantly fell in love with the place when I first visited in 2007, and make it a point to stop by whenever I can, which is often since I live not far away.