Lost in Seoul

(Links updated February 2018) I have had the pleasure to visit South Korea quite a few times now. The people, food and culture have left me with many unforgettable experiences. On our last trip, we made even more friends, enjoyed the most delicious grilled eel, and wandered into Changdeokgung palace just in time for a full-scale reenactment of an 18th century royal birthday party (set after a mad prince died of starvation while being confined in a rice barrel).


This year, I will be back there over the Easter break to teach a course at Yonsei University, which is a good excuse to sort out my random links (and a distraction from learning the basics of Hangul). I am updating these with new discoveries during the trip:

Research Groups
Materials Modelling
Functional Materials

Travel Guides


Cinema / TV

Transportation / Phone

Vegetarian Friendly Food
https://www.mangoplate.com (listings and reviews)
Hongdae / Sinchon 

Tea / Coffee
Hongdae / Sinchon 

Live Shows

http://leeum.samsungfoundation.org (traditional / modern)
https://www.museum.go.kr (history / art)
http://whankimuseum.org/eng (abstract Korean art)
http://www.mmca.go.kr/eng (modern / contemporary)

One comment

  1. Riza

    Thanks for the list of amazing links!
    I really felt like i am culturally starving and i actially have so much Korean stuff around. 🙂
    Cheers and happy new year,

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