Gaya Health Spa and Sauna

By Daniel Benner   This decent little gym was pretty close to where I was living in Gaegeum.  While not having a whole lot of amenities, it suffices well enough if you live in the neighborhood and don’t want to do a distant trek for some place further afield.   The place has a few […]

Gudok Stadium and Sports Complex, Dongdaesin.

Gudok Stadium and Sports Complex, Dongdaesin.

By Emma O’Flynn The Gudok Stadium is within short walking distance from the subway, and offers a pretty decent selection of sporting facilities.  The sports complex has a swimming pool with public swims available throughout the day (swim hat and goggles compulsory attire!).  It is also host to a gym.  The stadium itself, offers free […]

DaeWoo Fittness PNU

Finding a gym in Korea can either be really simple or the most challenging of adventures. I decided about a month into my contract that working out at home was not, well, working. I wanted to join a gym but had nowhere to start. I researched some places on facebook groups, and walked around my neighborhood but […]

National Team Fitness in Jangsan

National Team Fitness in Jangsan

By Fiona Van Tyne Gyms. Gyms. Gyms. Many of us have enjoyed working out at gyms in our home countries, we had a set routine, schedule and we were comfortable. Exercise is not thought of the same in Korea as in the western world. Many koreans take a much lighter approach to keeping fit, and […]

Sharky's Bar and Grill - Haeundae and Gwangalli

Sharky’s Bar and Grill – Haeundae and Gwangalli

Sharky’s has the most American feel of any of the expat bars in Busan.  It’s the only place where I literally forget that I’m in Korea from time to time (although that could be the drinking as much as the atmosphere.)  While you’re in that fairly small space, you can’t help but feel back at […]

Jungang Park

Jungang Park

By Emma O’Flynn Ever wonder about the thing-on-the-hill above Daesindong?  A tower like structure poking above the tree line, with a Korea flag alongside it, can be seen from the neighbourhood, and even from parts of downtown Nampo.  It just so happens to be a memorial park perched in one of the best spots in […]

콩 밭 ㅔ (Kong Bat Eh) Korean Buffet, Nampo

콩 밭 ㅔ (Kong Bat Eh) Korean Buffet, Nampo

By Emma O’Flynn When it comes to dining out in Nampo, budget vegetarian options are pretty limited. So this little place was a great find, even though it’s not strictly vegetarian. Located in the basement, with a very unassuming entrance, Korean Banchan (side-dish) Heaven awaits. One does not go to this place for the Kimchi Jigae, or the […]

Zoo Coffee

Zoo Coffee

By Emma O’Flynn If you go down to zoo coffee today, you’re sure of a big surprise…!  Well, when I go into a coffee shop, I don’t expect to see stuffed zoo animal toys everywhere…even if it is called zoo coffee.   Taking a slightly different approach to Korea’s ‘cute coffee shop’ trend, this little […]

Daegu: Herb Hillz

Daegu: Herb Hillz

BY Sharn Kleiss Herb Hillz, located in Daegu is an “eco-friendly” theme park. I’m not too sure how it’s eco-friendly, but they do have a lot of plants around and it is sort of “nature” themed. The main appeal of the park is the zip lining course. There are 6 levels to choose from, though as […]

Gangneung in Gangwon-Do

Gangneung in Gangwon-Do

By: Emma O’Flynn This is one of the largest cities in the province, and as such has most of the trappings that one would expect.  There is a relatively large and thriving ex-pat community there as well, so you will always see a few folks that you can stop and ask for directions!   For accommodation, […]