Oppa Gangnam Style

I thought since I was staying in Gangnam I should really have a look around and see what made it special enough for Psy to write his massive hit song ‘Gangnam Style’ about. Five minutes of wandering around Gangnam will tell you that beauty is big business here.  Some estimates put the country at having…

The Cult of K-Pop

When I got off the subway at the Dongdaemun History and Culture Museum stop and walked out of the exit and into the open air, I couldn’t believe my surroundings.  Ultra-modern, cutting-edge, clean lined architecture loomed over me.  This was the Dongdaemun Design Park.  Several colourful pianos played away in the centre and a few…

Heart and Seoul

I arrived in Seoul last night to a dark sky and downpour.  I’ve been waiting to visit Seoul for a while now, so I wasn’t about to let crappy weather spoil my plans (or lack thereof). Because I’ve come such a long way in my travel planning, I’ve done the opposite and not planned much…