Review: The Brompton Bike in Korea

  Using a Brompton bike in Korea is a lot of fun.  It’s the perfect around town bicycle that folds up small and is pretty darn stylish too.  The Brompton also makes a fair touring bike for exploring the countryside – many Bromptons come with a luggage rack where you can strap on a backpack and you can also get …

$1 Concerts at Changgyeonggung Palace, Seoul

Changgyeonggung Palace Open Nights A friend and I discovered a sign for concerts at Changgyeonggung Palace while exploring the palace gardens.  When we found the cost was only W1,000 and it was gugak music (Korean traditional music) we vowed to go the following week. The evening concerts are part of “Special Open Nights” at Changgyeongung Palace, located near Hyehwa in …

The Curious & Beautiful Oedo Botania Island

Oedo Botania Island is something you can’t experience anywhere else – an intricate fusion of European and Korean styles in a semi tropical island. Strolling along the manicured gardens with strange curly topiary and bright gaudy flowers I couldn’t help have a smile of delight on my face.  It’s fanciful, bold and imaginative; not a European style garden at all, …

Photographic Prints Now for Sale on Redbubble

  We have  launched our Korean Rooftop Red Bubble shop! Now you can buy your favorite photos of Korea as framed prints, posters, bags, cell-phone covers and postcards. Phew, just in time for Christmas.  Head over and take a look at: http://www.redbubble.com/people/koreanrooftop/shop iPhone and Device Cases Our cases through Redbubble come in either a Snap or Tough variation and are …

5 Korean Superfoods to Bring Health and Balance to Your Body

Korean superfoods have numerous health benefits and have been used for centuries to keep the body in balance. Food and medicine are often treated as one and the same thing. Traditional Korean meals put emphasis on side dishes, or 반찬 banchan, and contain herbs and roots with various health-giving properties.   The traditional style of eating is similar to a banquet – …

5 Tips for Cycling with Kids in Korea

Whether it’s a short bike ride along the Han River or a huge cycle touring trip around Jeju Island with your family, cycling can be a fun and fulfilling activity.  Riding with our son for the day, and going only as far as his little legs will pedal, experiencing the landscape in every detail is a great experience and has …