Korea Trip 2007

Some of the highlights and not-so-highlights of my visit to Seoul. First the good. Soundday in Hongdae Seoul’s National Museum of Contemporary Arts The Leeum Gallery (post to come soon once I’ve done a bit of research. Now done. Post is here) Insadong. Yes, there’s some touristy tat for sale, but there’s also some really […]


Some pictures of Insadong

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2007

As I’ve been on a plane for what feels like the last 24 hours, a lazy post today. Insadong on a Sunday morning, before it gets busy: One of the products for sale: Question: If the diary is designed for the Japanese market, why is the writing in English? And a British style icon somehow […]

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Gwacheon’s National Museum of Contemporary Art

by Philip Gowman 22 January 2007
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45 minutes from the downtown area of Seoul is a rather special place. Take line 4 to Seoul Grand Park (Gwacheon, 과천), and board the free shuttle bus which runs from near the exit. The Lonely Planet says it would take 20 minutes to walk to the gallery, but it seemed to take the bus […]

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SoundDay in Hongdae

by Philip Gowman 20 January 2007

I’m glad no-one volunteered to chaparone me round the music clubs of Hongik last night. I wouldn’t have had half so much fun. For starters, if you’re with someone else or with a group of people, you have to go at the speed of the most vocal or you probably end up staying in one […]

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