[Weekender] Gliding through the city in style

It’s the coolest thing on the street. Whether on one or two-wheeled devices powered by rechargeable batteries, people who use personal transporters definitely draw attention. And clearly they’ve ...

Updated : 2018.08.23 16:07

[Weekender] Rising safety concerns over use of personal mobility devices in Korea

Many questioned the safety of personal mobility devices when the millionaire owner of the Segway company, Jimi Heselden, died after losing control of his Segway on a cliff in 2010. Despite the benef...

Updated : 2018.08.23 14:36

[Weekender] Sharing life in the bath

In a weekly web cartoon series popular a few years ago, “Ladies Bathhouse Report,” the cartoonist and public bathhouse devotee showed in detail what Korean women do at public bathhouses. One of th...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:19

[Weekender] Bathing around the world

Although a simple everyday act, bathing, in some cultures has greater meaning. Some travelers say that exploring different bathing cultures around the world is a must, as it is a way to learn more a...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:15

[Weekender] Art dives into old bathtubs

Public bathhouses used to be part of Korea’s culture. On weekends, sons and fathers, daughters and mothers went to bathhouses together, small plastic baskets filled with toiletries in tow. The life...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:14

[Weekender] Korea’s top five energy-boosting summer dishes

As a record-breaking heat wave continues to scorch Korea, more people are turning to dishes that are believed to help beat the summer heat. Known as boyangsik, which translates to “invigorating foo...

Updated : 2018.08.09 16:30

[Weekender] What effect does boyangsik have on your body?

Amid the blistering summer heat, people are opting for healthy food to boost their energy and get their appetite back. From samgyetang to roasted eel, Korea has diverse summer dishes passed down from...

Updated : 2018.08.09 16:15

[Weekender] Koreans recharge with boyangsik

It has been almost a month since a heat wave began sweeping across Korea. With temperatures breaking records, the unbearable heat has sapped people’s strength and made them lose their appetites. He...

Updated : 2018.08.09 15:58

[Weekender] 5 surfing spots to ride the wave

For many people, Korea is probably not on their list of must-go surfing destinations. However, with the rising popularity of the sport, more people are discovering that they can actually catch some g...

Updated : 2018.08.02 17:51

[Weekender] Extra information about surfing in Korea

Indoor surfing at Flow House Seoul If traveling all the way to a beach does not fit your schedule, there is the option of indoor surfing at Flow House Seoul in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. Practice b...

Updated : 2018.08.02 17:39

[Weekender] Surf’s up for Korea

“We met through surfing last year,” a young Korean couple holding on to surfboards said on a sunny day at Hajodae Beach in Yangyang, Gangwon Province. The two had their faces covered in thick sunbl...

Updated : 2018.08.02 17:37

[Weekender] Korean surfers break away from ‘surfer dude’ stereotypes

Surfing has become a new growing scene for Koreans in recent years. It is a sport or hobby more and more Koreans are eager to give a try amid the sweltering heat. Only a decade ago, hitting the wave...

Updated : 2018.08.02 15:53

[Weekender] What blood types are really about

In some East Asian countries, a person’s blood type is believed to determine personality traits including temperament and compatibility with others. However, the scientific community dismisses the ...

Updated : 2018.07.26 15:30

[Weekender] Stereotyping personalities -- by blood type

When getting to know someone in South Korea, there is a good chance that at one point or another, you will be asked, “What’s your blood type?” To outsiders, blood type may mean nothing more than...

Updated : 2018.07.26 15:21

[Weekender] Are men with type B blood really womanizers?

Kim Sang-hoon, 29, with type B blood rarely takes part in conversations about blood types linked with personalities. “Koreans have the misperception that a man with type B blood is selfish, a woman...

Updated : 2018.07.26 14:49