[Weekender] Meet ordinary but extraordinary people who travel around world

The Korea Herald interviewed seven adventurous world travelers whose journey across continents could provide an inspiration for South Koreans for their next trip. Yoon Jin-young (right) and his wife...

Updated : 2019.05.17 10:34

[Weekender] World travel -- living the dream

Shin Seon-a at the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in Bolivia. She has traveled 47 countries in this rugged 4x4 off-load vehicle with her husband Yoon Jin-young for nearly three years. (...

Updated : 2019.05.17 10:31

[Weekender] Traditional liquor-based cocktails beckon adventurous drinkers

Fancy a glass of sujeonggwa-tini? Sujeonggwa is persimmon punch made with cinnamon and ginger, usually served as dessert. To create sujeonggwa-tini, local distilled spirit is added to the sweet trad...

Updated : 2019.05.10 14:27

[Weekender] Wine aficionado’s love affair with Korean traditional liquors

What is South Korea’s representative booze? Most people would probably say soju. But Lee Ji-min, a wine aficionado-turned-Korean liquor promoter, begs to differ. In her view, there are many local l...

Updated : 2019.05.10 14:05

[Weekender] Makgeolli makes a comeback

123rf Long overshadowed by soju and beer, makgeolli is poised for a grand comeback, with more brewers blending tradition with a modern twist. The oldest alcoholic drink in South Korea, the milky, u...

Updated : 2019.05.10 14:02

[Weekender] Hottest makgeolli variations leading old spirit's revival

Feel like you’re missing out on the evolution of makgeolli? Don’t worry. The following are some of the hottest brews now for you to catch up with the ongoing revival of South Korea’s oldest booze...

Updated : 2019.05.10 13:34

[Weekender] Where to picnic in Seoul

Spring is upon us, which means the picnic season is here. Seoul has its fair share of greenery, and below are some of the most frequented parks for spring outings in the city. Yeouido Park Yeouido ...

Updated : 2019.05.03 14:39

[Weekender] Back in the day: Sweet memories of picnics

In South Korea, spring outings are a grand, communal affair that bring people together. Schools, churches, companies and various social clubs and communities start planning way before spring arrives....

Updated : 2019.05.03 10:19

[Weekender] Picnic rentals: Skip the hassle, enjoy the season

Sometimes, the best picnics happen on the spur of the moment. And South Korea’s thriving picnic rental services, conveniently clustered near popular destinations, make last-minute outings a breeze....

Updated : 2019.05.03 10:17

[Weekender] Branded pop-ups liven up retail scene

Branded pop-up stores play an increasingly important role in South Korea’s retail scene as a source of creativity, innovation and a brand new consumer experience. Many customers associate pop-ups w...

Updated : 2019.04.26 10:03

[Weekender] Spring in full bloom at open-air markets

It is the best season for outdoor markets right now -- whether they are flea markets, farmers’ markets or art markets. On weekends, stalls sprout up on streets and in parks, beckoning visitors to c...

Updated : 2019.04.26 09:54

[Weekender] Night market gets glam makeover in Yeouido

Seoul’s Bamdokkaebi Night Market, which runs every Friday and Saturday at four locations in the city, is perfect for those who want a casual night out. At Cheonggye Stream, Dongdaemun Design Plaza,...

Updated : 2019.04.26 09:15

[Weekender] ASMR, the art of anti-stimulation

Technology is taking its toll on the digital generation, evidenced in the rise of ASMR, or particular videos designed for listening. ASMR -- autonomous sensory meridian response -- is a relatively n...

Updated : 2019.04.19 13:08

[Weekender] ASMR: The feel-good world made of unexpected sounds

If you haven’t heard of ASMR, believe us, it is huge. On YouTube, videos of people whispering in their microphone, or creating certain sounds that are supposed to trigger an “autonomous sensory me...

Updated : 2019.04.19 10:03

[Weekender] Buddhist chef Ven. Jeongkwan on spring sprouts, cooking and nature

For Ven. Jeongkwan, spring sprouts are the very essence of spring. Every tiny shoot has come to be what it is by enduring the cold winter months. “It is that energy of nature that we’re sharing to...

Updated : 2019.04.12 10:11