[Weekender] Whose family first? Seollal depicts gender inequality at its rawest

Lunar New Year, or Seollal, like Christmas season in the West, is supposed to be a fun and relaxing family time. But for some -- especially married women in Korea -- the holiday is more regarded as a...

Updated : 2018.02.14 14:37

[Weekender] Around the Hotels

Valentine day at Millennium Seoul Hilton Millennium Seoul Hilton has prepared everything needed for the special day, from dinner to gifts. Gourmet six-course dinner can be met at the hotel’s Italia...

Updated : 2018.02.09 17:09

[Weekender] PyeongChang official stores greet sports fans nationwide

(Shot by Park Ju-young / Edited by Park Ju-young) The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will kick off Friday and its official stores opened nationwide in Korea are welcoming sports fans from all...

Updated : 2018.02.09 11:08

[Weekender] Finding nostalgia and comfort in Korean soul food

The term “soul food” was coined in southern US states by African-Americans in the 1960s. Soul food reflected the sorrow and pain among slaves in the region who had to make do with the food they we...

Updated : 2018.02.02 17:08

[Weekender] Occupation-period restaurant secures ethnic recipe

Soul food and comfort food come in many different forms, from a multitude of recipes and origins. The word first originated from the US southern cuisine that provided comfort to Africans forced into...

Updated : 2018.02.02 14:12

[Weekender] Time travel across modern Korea through food

Each generation of South Koreans seems to cherish a different type of soul food that reflects the socio-economic mood of its respective era. The Korea Herald spoke with people from various walks of ...

Updated : 2018.02.02 14:07

[Weekender] Services to help you make the most of your time in Korea

From superfast delivery to near ubiquitous Wi-Fi, Korea has a wealth of conveniences that would make many rivals blush. But the language barrier and an idiosyncratic internet environment have often ...

Updated : 2018.01.26 18:44

[Weekender] Make the most of Korea: Plot your own course

Coming from the tropical Philippines, Korea was a wintry wonderland for Jane Galvez, who has visited the country four times since 2012. Galvez journeyed across Korea in search of off-the-beaten path...

Updated : 2018.01.26 18:31

[Weekender] Korea moves to improve transit convenience for independent travelers

With the proportion of visitors in South Korea traveling individually continuing to rise -- reaching some 75 percent last year -- catering to their needs has become crucial in recent years, all the m...

Updated : 2018.01.26 16:50

[Weekender] Incheon Airport takes it up a notch

For many years, extensive renewal or expansion may have seemed unnecessary for Incheon Airport, as it has indisputably positioned itself as one of the world’s top-tier aviation hubs. Incheon Intern...

Updated : 2018.01.19 17:26

[Weekender] How to use Incheon Airport’s new terminal

After nine years of construction, South Korea’s main gateway airport finally opened its sleek new terminal this week. Incheon Airport’s second terminal cost approximately 5 trillion won ($4.7 bill...

Updated : 2018.01.19 16:59

[Weekender] Art on the run at new Incheon terminal

Newly opened second passenger terminal of Incheon International Airport is drawing attention not just for the numbers involved, but also its art. Under a project called “Artport,” Incheon Internat...

Updated : 2018.01.19 15:26

[Weekender] Korean bakery chains go upmarket

Buoyed by vast popularity at home, major Korean bakery chains are wooing consumers overseas with premium offerings, hoping to capture a share in emerging markets for high-quality bakeries. Paris Bag...

Updated : 2018.01.12 14:54

[Weekender] Walking down bread’s memory lane

Bread was first introduced to Koreans in the 19th century, when Catholic missionaries from Europe brought bread with them. But it was during Japan’s 35-year colonization that bread started to find i...

Updated : 2018.01.12 14:50

[Weekender] Bread over rice

For an increasing number of Koreans, rice and noodles are no longer the foundation of their meals. A growing appetite for sandwiches and baked goods like cakes, pastries and doughnuts have made bake...

Updated : 2018.01.12 14:46