Travel News: News Scraps

[The Luxury Channel] Find your soul in Seoul 2016

Is it possible to find peace, tranquillity and well-being in a city? Re-energising the body and mind for Seoulites is part of the city’s DNA – and citizens of this trendy Asian capital, home to 25% of Korea’s entire population, are living proof that finding your ‘‘Yin, Yang’’ is an essential part of their everyday life. Seoul has even made Continue Reading . . .

[EXPRESS] Seoul: An Urban oasis at South Korea’s heart

Seoul is one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities. For more than a decade the Korean capital has been striving to become a greener, more attractive and user-friendly metropolis. Following on from successful projects such as Cheonggyecheon, where an ageing elevated highway was torn down and replaced with a central park and waterway, the city will later this year unveil Continue Reading . . .

[Men Style Fashion] South Korea -K Pop Fashion

MenStyleFashion was invited by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO London) to fly to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The purpose of this journey was to promote the ‘Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games’ and to get an insight into South Korean culture. This pre-visit to the Gangwondo Province which includes PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeongseon was a trip I was looking forward to and this Continue Reading . . .

[Men Style Fashion] South Korean Food – 2018 Gangwondo Provincial Specialties

MenStyleFashion was invited by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO London) to fly to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The purpose of this journey was to promote the ‘Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games’ and to get an insight into South Korean culture. This pre-visit to the Gangwondo Province which includes PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeongseon was a trip I was looking forward to and this Continue Reading . . .

[Men Style Fashion] Winter Olympics 2018 Pyeongchang 1YearToGO

MenStyleFashion was invited by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO London) to fly to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The purpose of this journey was to promote the ‘Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games’ and to get an insight into South Korean culture. This pre-visit to the Gangwondo Province which includes PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeongseon was a trip I was looking forward to and this Continue Reading . . .

[Travel Weekly] Flying the flag

We’re going for KFC tonight,” said our tour guide as we arrived, eager to immerse ourselves in Korean culture. It wasn’t quite what I’d expected from our first day, given this east Asian country’s reputation for good food, but who was I to quibble with a local’s restaurant recommendation? Luckily, Colonel Sanders was nowhere to be seen at Symyah Chickens, Continue Reading . . .

[EveningStandard] 10 reasons why you should visit South Korea

South Korea is an unexpected mix of high fashion, awe-inspiring history and Instagrammable scenery, says Henry Wong South Korea is already a destination for the fashion pack and foodies – and in 2017, it’s only set to get buzzier. Seoul is the pulsing capital of South Korea. Mooch around the Dongdaemun district for shopping and the show-stopping Design Plaza designed Continue Reading . . .

[The Telegraph] South Korea’s ‘K-pop’ stars caught in the crossfire of diplomatic spat with China

South Korean pop stars appear to have become unwitting pawns in an escalating diplomatic spat between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of an American missile defence system. Entertainers from the colourful Korean music scene, K-pop, have been mysteriously barred from entering China to perform, Korean TV shows and films have been blocked, and actors replaced by Chinese stars in Continue Reading . . .

[National Geographic] Seoul: The Cutting-Edge of Cool in South Korea

Are you familiar with the Korean Wave? Are you among the more than one billion(!) people who tune in to watch the Korean drama Descendants of the Sun? Do you swoon whenever Lee Byung-hun appears on the big screen? Do you follow, with perhaps a slightly unhealthy interest, the tangled love lives of K-Pop’s megastars? Are you aware that LeBron Continue Reading . . .

[Independent] Learn Taekwondo: Inside South Korea’s temple to its national sport

At Taekwondowon, South Korea’s state-of-the-art temple to taekwondo, they vow visitors will be able to chop a block of wood in half with their bare hands after only one lesson. This is, after all, a place very seriously dedicated to the country’s national sport: spread over a whopping nine valleys, the spanking new $228 million complex is 10 times bigger Continue Reading . . .