[Weekender] Ethereal summer escapes overseas

As the summer heat rolls through Korea, many are hoping to travel abroad for an enjoyable, relaxing vacation. With so many convincing options and intriguing places, it is often overwhelming to resear...

Updated : 2018.07.19 17:35

[Weekender] Summer getaways at hotels for ‘one-stop luxury’

Summer holidays are finally here. The idea of getting away from city life is always fun. But the reality is that it’s scorching outside, most of Korea is well over 30 Celsius degrees, and everywher...

Updated : 2018.07.19 17:35

[Weekender] Living, not just sightseeing, travel destinations

Back in college when you were backpacking across Europe, you jammed in as many activities to do as you could; every second counts when you’re traveling on the hard-earned money you made tutoring and...

Updated : 2018.07.19 17:20

[Weekender] Following palace murder trail on jaunty trip

YEONGWOL, Gangwon Province -- As the ferry leisurely sailed toward Cheongnyeongpo Cape, Gangwon Province, a needle-floored pine forest gradually rose from a distance. In the thick of sweltering summ...

Updated : 2018.07.19 16:25

[Weekender] The sneakers revolution

Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City” and her collection of Manolo Blahnik stilettos were indisputably fashion icons of the 2000s. The pointy, faintly high heels symbolized feminine glamor and w...

Updated : 2018.07.12 17:09

[Weekender] Beat them with the ugly chic

The latest craze for sneakers has helped luxury designer brands think out of the shoebox. Marking a departure from conventional beauty and balance, designer brands have been introducing some experim...

Updated : 2018.07.12 17:07

[Weekender] Sneaker dissected: why so comfortable?

It is the brand and design that can seem most alluring when making choices of sneakers or gym shoes. But it is the evolving chemical technology that silently has led the popularity of shoes on rubbe...

Updated : 2018.07.12 15:33

[Weekender] Walking down the history of Euljiro

Euljiro, some 3.5 kilometer road cutting through the heart of Seoul in Jung-gu, has a history that goes back to 1940s. The area was called Gokanemachi under the Japanese Government General of Korea ...

Updated : 2018.07.06 16:56

[Weekender] Euljiro Nogari Alley offers unpretentious pub fare

During a sudden downpour in Seoul on Monday evening, Euljiro turned into a ghost town surrounded by a modern megapolis. Located south of the Cheonggyecheon in central Seoul, most of the shops and re...

Updated : 2018.07.06 16:27

[Weekender] Ever-changing Euljiro

Euljiro, a major road that runs through central Seoul, is enjoying its second boom in an unexpected way as young social media users have begun frequenting the area. The street and its nearby area ha...

Updated : 2018.07.06 13:44

[Weekender] Take a bite with your eyes and ears

A golden-brown sponge cake is laid on a wooden table, basking in the warm afternoon sunshine. A red plastic brush moistens the genoise with syrup, and then heavy cream covers the sliced sheets layer ...

Updated : 2018.06.29 17:17

[Weekender] The rise of gummies

Among mouthwatering sweets, the jelly candies industry is thriving. The surging popularity has led to diverse forms of the chewy sweets, delighting Korean consumers not only with their taste but also...

Updated : 2018.06.29 17:14

[Weekender] Sweet side of life

Kim Ha-jin, a 30-year-old working professional in Seoul, loves buying chocolates after work. “I don’t buy boxes of chocolates,” she told The Korea Herald. “I usually buy one or two pieces at high...

Updated : 2018.06.29 17:07

[Weekender] Beautifying Korean rice cake with flowers, new flavors

Tteok has a reputation of being traditional food that often appears outdated with the same old taste. But Korean rice cakes can be transformed into delicate desserts that are pleasing to the eye if t...

Updated : 2018.06.29 14:39

[Weekender] Mind your surroundings

The next time you are atop one of Seoul’s mountains, take a look at what surrounds the megalopolis buzzing below you. More specifically the old Seoul, referring to the modern-day city’s northern ar...

Updated : 2018.06.22 16:59