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Kukje Gallery

Art Gallery

Since Kukje Gallery opened at the center of Seoul in 1982, it has been committed to presenting the work of the most current and significant Korean and international contemporary artists. The Gallery has established itself as a leading venue for showing works by major international artists such as Damien Hirst, Eva Hesse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Candida Hofer, Bill Viola, Anish Kapoor, etc.

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Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin

Coffee Shop Owners

Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin are a husband and wife duo, and the proud owners of the Coffee Montage coffee shop in Seoul. Jaewoong Austin Shin is also the main roaster at Coffee Montage, and he and his wife, together with the team of passionate baristas, create some of the best coffees in the city.

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Ken Lee

Lifestyle Blogger

23 years old Ken Lum Lee was born and raised in London, UK. A Marketing Business major and a photographer wannabe, Ken decided to leave the UK to seek more colour and seasoning in which the world can offer, hence the blog started. Initially a private journal for his family and close friends, it is now open for the public to walk alongside with him and his Korean travels. Currently residing in Gwangju, South Korea, he is now teaching English in a public school.

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Linda Dunsmore

Travel Writer

German/American travel writer based in South Korea. I write about my travels in Asia and around the world showcasing local traditions, food, culture, and hidden places.

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JustSeoulFoods

Instagram Foodie

Featuring Seoul’s best food, JustSeoulFoods is a local Instagram hit from South Korea.

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Brian Dye

Lifestyle Blogger

I’m a blogger, writer, and urban explorer. I’ve been working in South Korea’s ESL field for the last ten years. My one year contract has unexpectedly turned into a journey that I’m still on and loving.

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Jane Kim

Makeup Artist

Jane Kim, also known as The Glamourist, is a makeup artist and founder of Yepeau. She was awarded the best of Wedding Hair and Makeup Award by San Francisco Magazine and Top 5 artist in the Bay Area by Brides.com. Her work has been featured in the Paper Magazine, Town and Country, The Knot, and Brides Magazine. She dreams of puppies and pizza.

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Hyejeong Jeong

Korean Travel Expert

Hyejeong works for K Pass, the ultimate Seoul city pass that helps you find your way around Seoul and gives you fantastic discounts.

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JinJoo Lee

Korean Foodie

Originally from Korea, JinJoo now lives in the United States, where she still cooks with the flavors of her home country. She’s passionate about Korean cuisine, writes about her favorite recipes, holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a proud mother and wife.

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Linda's guide to Seoul

An Expat's Guide to Seoul

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Linda Dunsmore

Travel Writer

Hidden gems and comforts. Seoul is such a beautiful city with many hidden treasures. Here are my top picks for anything an expat or newly-arrived traveler might find useful: fusion restaurants, a shopping mall, a unique museum, and plenty of ways to immerse yourself into Korean culture. Enjoy!

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    Suyeon Sanbang Teahouse

    “This relaxed teahouse is located inside a traditional Korean house ...
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    Ihwa Mural Village

    “Located up a hill above Seoul city, this lovely mural village ...
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    Baesangmyeon Juga

    “Every Saturday, and the first and third Friday of each month, you ...
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    Ryunique

    “This upscale Korean fusion restaurant in Sinsa offers incredible ...
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    Dapsimni Antique Shopping Mall

    “Vintage and antique lovers will enjoy this hidden gem in Seoul. ...
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    Seoul City Hall

    “A combination of a European-style building with a futuristic ...
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    One Day Hanbok

    “What better way to explore Seoul than wearing traditional Korean ...
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    Jogyesa Temple

    “One of the oldest temples in Seoul, Jogyesa is truly a remarkable ...
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    Trick Eye Museum

    “If you love optical illusions, you will love the Trick Eye Museum. ...
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    Bongeunsa Temple

    “One of the oldest temples in Seoul offers a unique program where ...
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Linda Dunsmore

Travel Writer. German/American travel writer based in South Korea. I write about my travels in Asia and around the world showcasing local traditions, food, culture, and hidden places.