SOS Book Club Pick: The Island of Sea Women

Let’s learn more about Korea’s complex history by reading The Island of the Sea Women this month. February is cold, so it’s a great time to curl up at home with a book and memories of the sea. About the South of Seoul Virtual Book Club Looking for book recommendations? Welcome to the South of … Read more

SOS Book Club Pick: The Birth of Korean Cool

The South of Seoul Volunteer November Book Club 2022 recommendation is “The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture” by Euny Hong. Explore the rise of Korean pop culture and a global phenomenon. About the South of Seoul Virtual Book Club Looking for book recommendations? Welcome to the … Read more

Hiking Hallasan

Interested in hiking Hallasan in Jeju, South Korea? Here is what you need to know when planning your trip. History On the island of Jeju, Hallasan Mountain stands 1,950 meters above sea level and is thehighest mountain in South Korea. The dormant volcano gave birth to the island and isnow famous for its vertical ecosystem … Read more

Want to ski at midnight? Head to Jisan Forest! 

You can ski at midnight at Jisan Forest near Seoul and Pyeongtaek. A fun spot to blow off some steam after work if you don’t mind dodging the people. About Jisan Forest Ski Resort It’s not the highest, the largest, or the best ski resort in South Korea, but Jisan Forest Resort has its perks. … Read more

High1 Resort Offers Some of the Best Skiing in South Korea

Have you been looking for a spot to ski this winter? In my opinion, High1 Resort offers some of the best skiing in South Korea. About High1 Resort High1 is located in Gangwon-do, South Korea. The resort opened in 2006 in order to bring additional revenue to the declining mining towns of Gohan and Sabuk. … Read more

Young Students Bridge the Gap in Korean Immersion School

Moving from Kindergarten into Elementary School in South Korea Apparently, my husband and I had a skewed view of reality when it came to public education. We thought when my son reached the kindergarten milestone we’d jump up and high five and congratulate ourselves on winning parenthood. We made it. We had ushered him into … Read more

Beer Drinkin Weekend South of Seoul

Looking for a beer drinkin weekend south of Seoul? Here is the perfect itinerary filled with craft beers and hiking.

Dive Deeper into South Korean Buddhist Culture with a Temple Stay

Roaming the open grounds of a sacred temple during an afternoon offers a short respite from the chaos of everyday life. But for a more grounding, immersive experience, consider a Korean temple stay. Listen to the BlogCast Don’t want to read? Listen to the South of Seoul BlogCast which provides accessible content through the use … Read more