Globespotter – South Korea: Gangnam Style and 304 Films at Busan Festival

Globespotter – South Korea: Gangnam Style and 304 Films at Busan Festival

Nell McShane Wulfhart, Published October 11, 2012 Asia’s largest film festival is under way in Busan, South Korea. With 304 films showing on 37 screens, guest appearances by Asia’s biggest movie stars and a live performance of “Gangnam Style” by the goofy rapper (and overnight international sensation) Psy, the 2012 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) … Read more

Introducing South Korea

Introducing South Korea

How to capture the essence of this fascinating, complex nation? Social relations may be grounded in ancient Confucianism but South Korea is most decidedly a forward-thinking country thanks to its hurry-hurry approach to everything, an insatiable appetite for technological advancement and an indomitable can-do attitude. No one knows where the country is headed, but it’s … Read more

International Airports

International Airports

Incheon Airport in Seoul – The main airlines and large planes fly into this area which is located close to where American soldiers landed during the Korean war. Roughly one hour from the centre of Seoul, Incheon airport is now one of the world’s largest airports and acts as a perfect location to connect … Read more

Etiquette When Visiting Korea

Etiquette When Visiting Korea

Korea is one of the most homogeneous countries in the world, racially and linguistically. It has its own culture, language, dress and cuisine, separate and distinct from its neighboring countries. Hard work, filial piety and modesty are characteristics esteemed by Koreans. They are proud of their traditional culture and their modern economic success. Education is … Read more

Nightlife in Seoul, South Korea

Nightlife in Seoul, South Korea

There is a very lively nightlife scene in Seoul. There are a lot of things to do and places to go like multiplex cinemas, pubs (in Korean or Western style), disco clubs, restaurants and more. Learn which neighborhoods to head to when the sun goes down. http://www.seoulkoreaasia.com/nightlife.htm