My Perfect Korean January

January flies past quickly and if you don’t have a plan you might miss the fun! It’s very easy to stay home all January because it feels great to cozy up with some video games and Netflix. However, January exists as the perfect month for adventure and building a rich life in Korea. Making the … Read more

SOS Book Club Pick: I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: A Memoir

The South of Seoul Volunteer January Book Club 2023 recommendation is I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: A Memoir by Baek Sehee. Check out this deeply personal memoir of conversations between the author and her therapist. About the South of Seoul Virtual Book Club Looking for book recommendations? Welcome to the … Read more

A Year to Learn Korean Cooking: Kimchi Jjigae

Today let’s learn about cooking kimchi jjigae (김치찌개) at home! Kimchi jjigae is a delicious, flavorful stew in Korea that is just plain comfort food. You can find it in many restaurants and homes all across Korea. About the South of Seoul ‘A Year to Learn Korean Cooking’ Series Many of us live in South … Read more

A Year to Learn Korean Cooking: Jjimdak


Today let’s learn about cooking jjimdak 찜닭 at home! This flavorful braised chicken dish is easy to make and might become a favorite to add to your meal planning. This savory, sweet, spicy chicken dish has the perfect balance of flavors. About the South of Seoul “A Year to Learn Korean Cooking’ Series If you … Read more

Hike Korean National Parks in a Year

Would you like to visit all the Korean National Parks in one year but it seems like an impossible task? We’ve got you! Here is an easy, one-year plan for visiting all of the National Parks. It’s likely you may need a car or a friend with a car to accomplish this goal. Click here … Read more

Winter Festivals in South Korea

Do you love a fun festival on a beautiful fall day? Don’t miss the winter festivals across South Korea. If you already know about festival culture in South Korea, click here to jump to the festival list. Winter in South Korea Many consider Winter in South Korea as December, January, and February. Therefore, we have … Read more

Lunar New Year in South Korea

Lunar New Year

About the Lunar Calendar The Lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon which means that each Lunar year is about 12.37 months. This means that it does not track with the 12-month Gregorian calendar. Many different religions and cultures still use the Lunar Calendar for holidays, birthdays, and events. Korea uses a … Read more

Winterize Your Korean Home

When the weather drops below freezing outside, you need to prepare for the cold in and winterize your Korean home. Listen to the BlogCast Don’t want to read? Listen to the South of Seoul BlogCast which provides accessible content through the use of AI technology. We don’t have time to read each article but we do our … Read more