Once the ‘Land of the Morning Calm’, the Korean capital is now anything but.


She’s packed with a panoply of treats tucked inside, between, under and above the traddy hanoks and glitzy skyscrapers.

When meeting Seoulites, note that your age will be the first topic of conversation – be prepared to divulge, or tactfully dodge the question

There are four distinct seasons: winter (Dec-Feb) is icy, dry and hazy; spring can be windy and dusty, but with bloomin’ marvellous blossoms; summer (Jun-Aug) is steamy and wet; autumn months are foliage fabulous and clear. Skiing season runs Dec-April.

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Where to Shop in Seoul

With all of Asia looking to the Korean capital for style direction, isn't it time you did too?

The following Korean phrase will come in handy...

Annyeong haseyo : 

Hello there