When to See Autumn Leaves in Korea

A large stone house with light green roof nestled amongst trees with their yellow, red, and orange autumnal leaves.

Autumn in Korea means spectacular colorful leaves all across the peninsula. For the best fall foliage, I’ve got maps and timetables to help you decide where and when to go!

Seoul’s 12 Best Gay Bars in Jongno

The entrance to a bar with a sign on the right of the frame saying Bar Friends on stone, a metal door and slate wall, with a rainbow flag hanging from the eaves to the left of the frame.

My list of Seoul’s 12 best gay bars in Jongno, the city’s first gayborhood. Here you’ll find scores of tiny bars serving snacks and stiff drinks.

The Cheonggyecheon Museum in Seoul

External view of a brick building, partially wrapped in builder's plastic, with small wooden houses on stilts in front of it, at Cheonggyecheon, Seoul.

The Cheonggyecheon Museum in Seoul chronicles the remarkable transformation of a waterway from a polluted cesspool, to a highway, to urban stream reborn.

Namdaemun Traditional Market in Seoul

Street view of brightly colored shop fronts, with flags and merchandise outside, and pedestrians.

Namdaemun Traditional Market in Seoul is one of Korea’s oldest public markets and a vibrant place to witness Korea’s boisterous “jangteo” market culture.

Three Great Day Trips from Seoul

Three images side by side: from the left, a multicolored ornate dragon face painting, a blue and green ornate door, and a sign saying Seoul.

Despite everything that Seoul has to offer, sometimes you want something new. For those times, I offer these three great day trips from Seoul.

Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul

A Korean man, dressed in white, with a black hat, weaving reeds while sitting on the floor at Namsangol village, in the background are two tourists looking on.

At the base of Namsan Park is Namsangol Hanok Village, a beautiful setting that includes five traditional-style hanok homes, gardens and on-site artisans.