Summertime Seoul Escapes: Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju

  Since ex Co-Pilot wasn’t supposed to leave the peninsula before departing for good in October, we decided to spend the 4th of July weekend in Korea.  Jeju Island is said to be the “Hawaii of South Korea”, so we hoped for blue skies and plenty of sun.  Ex Co-P decided to head out to…

Seoul Food: Brera Italian Restaurant – The Pasta

There are a number of places which pop up time and time again on the Seoul Restaurant Buzz Facebook page (*ahem* M n’ M*ahem*).  An Italian restaurant just outside Itaewon near Beotigogae Station seems to get a lot of action, too.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re good.  More often than not I find these places…

Jet-Setting Japan: Rockin’ Around the Tokyo Robot Restaurant

The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo The Robot Restaurant is widely regarded as one of Tokyo’s most notorious tourist traps.  I had heard mixed reviews from friends and colleagues.  A friend who recently visited Tokyo said he loved seeing his boyfriend laugh like a giddy child throughout the show.  A fellow blogger and her gal pals…

Seoul-stagram Goals: 씨스루 C.THROUGH Cafe

Itaewon to Noksapyeong I moved to Kyunglidan (Kyungridan?) at the beginning of March, 2017.  Having spent so much time up in Uijeongbu I haven’t meandered the backroads of the hill between Noksapyeong and Itaewon.  There are so many incredible little surprises along those backroads!  We took a perfectly sunny Sunday in Seoul and set out to…

Sprout Seoul: Natural Healthy Whole Food Service Korea

Sprout Seoul: Natural Healthy Whole Food Service Last year, I thought my life in Seoul was pretty busy.  At the end of May 2016 I had finished a couple of months at a new job in the big city and was still struggling to make time to meal prep and hit the gym.  All I…

Seoul Food: Trench Town Caribbean Restaurant in Itaewon

Trench Town Caribbean Restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul, Korea Opened on April 28, Caribbean BBQ arrived in Seoul at Trench Town restaurant in Itaewon.  They claim to “serve the best pimento smoked jerk chicken, ribs, lamb chops and massive tiger shrimp”.  Coming from Toronto (home of “The Real Jerk”), I had been missing these flavours.  Yaman in…

Seoulcialite Staycations: Vantage Value Hotel Worldwide High End Suwon

I’m always amazed by how small Seoul can feel for such a massive city.  While Co-Pilot lives on a military base in Korea, his cousin and her boyfriend live live and teach in Suwon!  Suwon is technically part of the Seoul subway system.  Since they’re leaving to go back to the States soon, we wanted to…

Seoulcialites: Dr. Tony Garrett, Kiwi Chamber

Saturday May 20th (in Seoul) and Saturday June 3rd (in Busan) the Kiwi Chamber will be hosting its well-known New Zealand Wine Festival!  In advance of this special event, get to know a little about Dr. Tony Garrett, Chairman of The Kiwi Chamber (aka the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce). What originally brought you to…

Traveling Taipei: Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple Taipei has been on my list of quick and easy trips from Seoul for a while.  Unfortunately, last year’s trip throughout the Korean Thanksgiving celebrations was a bust.  I wasn’t 100% ready for Taiwan, it seems.  This past long weekend, however, Co-Pilot and I ventured out to Taipei!  I had created a list…

Seoulcialite Event: FUNgul Fitness Class (May 9th, 2017)

Fitness in Seoul Looking for something original and fun to do on Presidential Election Day?  NEO Fitness Association International has a wicked event in the afternoon!  NeoGXClub is a pioneer in alternative exercise.  Looking to open Korea up to unique and original workout classes, founder Hajung Lee is constantly creating workouts for individuals of all…

I Dream in SkyScanner: Taipei, Taiwan

In 2013 I hosted the official opening event of the new Tourism Taiwan advertising campaign in Toronto.  I wasn’t sure Taipei or Taiwan was the “Heart of Asia”, but I’m ready to see!  Now, in 2017 after already trying once to make it to Taipei, I’ll be heading there on Thursday with my very adventurous…

Unlimited Wine: New Zealand Wine Festival Korea (Seoul & Busan)

New Zealand Wine Festival Korea Join The Kiwi Chamber (NZ Chamber of Commerce in Korea), Anuj Madan (Photographer), and The Toronto Seoulcialite May 20th, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul.  At the New Zealand Wine Festival we’ll sample reds and whites from over 20 different vineyards.  Registrations are now open so head over to www.kiwichamber.com and follow the…