Review: Trick or Trompe at Seoul’s Trickeye Museum

Dance on the beach with the woman in the red dress in Jack Vettriano’s Singing Butler. Climb a tall bamboo with a panda bear. Ride a bicycle through the clouds. Or ride a unicorn through the blue waves. This is just a sampling of the cheeky fun available at Seoul’s Trickeye Museum, a place where art and…

Explore Korea by bike… with KIDS!

By Lindsay Nash Thanksgiving usually means sitting around a table and stuffing yourself with turkey and all the fixings. In Korea, on their Thanksgiving known as Chuseok, most Koreans are doing the same. Well, if you substitute the turkey for songpyeon and the dry red wine for clear strong soju. But we’re expats here in South…

Yeosu

By Whit Altizer Yeosu has long been a favorite destination for us, but it had been years since we last traveled there. In the old days we would hop on a train from Seogwangju Station down the street from our house and ride to Yeosu (about 50 minutes longer than by bus, but worth it)….

Bigeumdo

By Whit Altizer We’ve been going to Bigeumdo for a while now and never seem to tire of it. Surprisingly, for us, it has rarely been an easy trip there or back, but once you get to the island it all feels worth the effort. To be clear, it isn’t a place where you go…

Mokpo

By Whit Altizer We spent the first week in August traveling around our old home province, Jeollanamdo. This is the first of several blogs about our second “Korea Without a Care” trip. The Mokpo that I know well is a very small part of the city. But it must be the most potent pocket of…