Travel News: News Scraps

[Telegraph] My walking holiday along the world’s most notorious border

The crescent of sand is marked only by occasional chunks of driftwood. Lazy waves roll in from the Pacific, washing over rocky outcrops, and the ocean’s salty tang hangs in the air. The beach is utterly pristine – and there’s a good reason why. It lies beyond parallel lines of chain fence topped with barbed wire, is swept at night Continue Reading . . .

[New Statesman] The BTS Phenomenon

So here I am, on a muggy June evening at Wembley Stadium, a 50-year-old dad in a predominantly female and teenage crowd of 60,000 fans shrieking and roaring – “shroaring”? – at Beatlemaniac levels as seven young South Korean men appear onstage, their images flashing up on to the giant stage-side screens. . . .

[Independent] Cannes 2019: Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or award

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his social satire Parasite. It is the first Korean film to ever win the Palme and the second straight victory for an Asian director, following last year’s award for Shoplifters by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. . . .

[BBC] Blackpink: Meet the K-pop superstars backstage at their first UK tour

They’re one of the world’s biggest K-pop superbands, and their YouTube views currently stack up to more than 6 billion. Recently, Blackpink played at Coachella where they continued to break records as the first ever female K-pop stars to take to the stage. They were even spotted by Will Smith when they were ‘K-pop trainees’ in Korea eight years ago. The band have Continue Reading . . .

[Helleskitchen] Merkverdige Seoul!

Sør-Korea er et stykke “bort i veien”, men så verdt å reise til. Jeg besøkte Seoul og Busan (Sør-Koreas nest største by). Hvilken by likte jeg best? Umulig å si. I Busan får du strender, havn og verdens ferskeste sjømat. I Seoul får du storbyfølelsen med all galskap som det automatisk følger med. . . .

[Helleskitchen] Busans fantastiske fiskemarked

Det er enkelt å reise til Busan, Sør-Koreas nest største by, når man besøker Seoul. Hurtigtoget til Busan tar litt over to timer, og da er du fremme i havnebyen som blant annet er kjent for a arrangere  “The Busan International Film Festival” hvert år. . . .

[Junior Magazine] Seoul with Kids: 10 things not to miss

With a sprinkling of history mixed in with modern day living and huge skyscrapers Seoul in South Korea really is a fascinating spot to visit. And with such friendly natives, it is a prime place to take the children and introduce them to some very different cultures. They will mesmerized by the strange, but exotic and sweet tasting food and the enticing Continue Reading . . .