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Places to Check Out in Paju That Have Nothing to Do With North Korea

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Paju is perhaps most associated with its geographical location, as it sits just south of Panmunjeom on the 38th parallel, steps away from North Korea. As the peninsula's most famous border town, many might assume that Paju is a drab, frightful place, but in actuality, it's just the opposite.

In fact, there are plenty of great spots (unrelated to the military) to explore, as well as lots of fun things to do in this rather colorful area. Here are some of them.

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Paju Premium Outlets 

This three-story shopping complex, known for having the largest number of individual brand stores in the entire nation, contains 165 stores. Discounts at the outlet range from 25-65 percent, and are often even better than those offered at Korea's duty-free stores.

In addition to designer brands such as Armani, Banana Republic and Comme des Garcons, the complex also boasts a range of sportswear, accessory and home furnishings shops.

Get there: Take bus 2200 to the Paju Premium Outlets stop.



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Paju Book City 

Bibliophiles should most definitely dedicate a couple hours to this charming village near Heyri, which is home to over 250 publishers that conduct the entire process of publishing from planning to printing and distribution.

Thoughtfully designed book cafes and used bookstores are a few of the highlights of the book city. Visitors can even participate in a printing demonstration at a fully operational moveable type workshop with the tools the printing master has been using for decades.

Get there: Take bus 2200 to the Paju Book City stop.

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Provence Village 

Since an upscale French restaurant opened at Provence Village in 1996, the area has transformed into a small but colorful themed village that aims to evoke a European charm in a quintessentially Korean way.

Visitors can browse small cafes, ceramics shops and bakeries.

Get there: Take bus 2200 to the Seongdong Intersection stop.

Heyri Art Village 

This quaint village, home to some of Korea's most creative artists, is the definition of cheerfulness, with its quirky museums, beautifully landscaped parks and funky modern architecture.

Heyri Art Village is also a popular filming location for a number of K-dramas, music videos and movies so Hallyu fans might recognize certain spaces and places like Farmer's Table, the setting for the school cafeteria in Boys Before Flowers.

Get there: Take bus 2200 to Heyri Art Village, Gate 4.

Motif NO. 1 Guest House

It’s impossible to see all of Paju's attractions in a single day, so why not consider making it a weekend trip?

Located in Heyri Art Village, Motif 1 is a guesthouse managed by artist Lee An-soo.

The building houses an array of guest rooms, each boasting their own distinct character and design, in addition to a library and art gallery. Rooms start at ₩140,000. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.


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I was happy to be part of the art exhibit, The End, on March 12...

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I was happy to be part of the art exhibit, The End, on March 12 in Jeonpo, Busan. It was a Saturday full of original art, coffee, wine, and fun.

We had art from 13 artists from around the world. We’re also distributing magazines displaying our artwork around Busan, Ulsan, Gimhae, Daegu, and Changwon.


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6 Things You Do Not Want To Miss in Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

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April is only a few days away, which means that spring will be in full swing in South Korea!

For those who want to experience the ultimate beauty of spring in Korea, we highly recommend Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival! It is by far the largest cherry blossom festival in South Korea and will be celebrating its 54th anniversary this year. For details and directions, click here.

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From April 1st to 10th, you will be able to enjoy the very best cherry blossoms at this ten-day festival. If you missed it last year, don’t make the same mistake twice!

If it is your first-time visit, here we bring you a list of things you must see and eat during the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival! ;)

1. Romance Bridge over Yeojwacheon Stream

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If you miss the chance to cross over the Romance Bridge, we can say you missed the entire festival!

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The actual name of the bridge is ‘Yeojwacheon Bridge’ but it is mostly referred to as Romance Bridge, because it is widely known as the shooting location for the popular Korean drama called “Romance” in 2002.

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This wooden bridge is one of the popular attractions in Jinhae where you can admire a view of beautiful cherry blossoms and their reflections on the surface of the stream. Cross this bridge at least once during the festival. For directions, click here.

2. Gyeonghwa Station

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Want to take stunning photos? Get your camera out and head to Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae, and capture a beautiful scenery that will unfold in front of your eyes!

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And take a stroll along the 800 meter-long railway where rows of cherry trees in bloom stretch endlessly, too. The train runs only during the festival period, so don’t miss out on the chance to see the train passing by the cherry blossoms full in bloom!

3. Yeojwacheon Light Festival at Night

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Walking along the cherry tree-lined sidewalks of Jinhae along the Yeojwacheon Stream at night are also what you must do during the festival. Decorated with beautiful lanterns and colorful umbrellas, you will be swept away by a dazzling array of colorful splendor! And the pink and white petals dancing in the night air will add even more romance to your trip!

4. Food & Drink

Want to try some new spring treat? Here are Instagram photos of must-try food and drink when you visit Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival!

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Ever tried Cherry Blossom Bread? This bread looks just like the cherry blossom petal! How beautiful!

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Along with Cherry Blossom Bread, enjoy a cup of coffee with a beautiful cup holder that has a cherry blossom design!

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Another famous treat that you must try in Jinhae is Joonam Duck Bread, a cute-looking bread that resembles a duck! The yellow one is banana-flavor and the brown one is nut-flavor. Try both of them and see which one you like better! ;)

 5. Jinhae Military Band & Honor Guard Festival

Jinhae is not only well known for world-class cherry blossoms, but also for its naval port. So if you are visiting Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival any date between April 7th and 10th, you can witness the Jinhae Military Band & Honor Guard Festival, too. From military band marching to performances, try not to miss these extraordinary events at Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival! For details, click here.
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6. The Korea Naval Academy & The Command of Naval Base

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The Republic of Korea Naval Academy and the Command of Naval Base are usually not open to the public, but are accessible only during the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival! So if you do visit, drop by these places and enjoy the display of the Turtle Ship, an ironclad turtle ship used by Admiral Yi Sun-shin during the Imjin War, as well as Navy vessels.

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Boasting a picturesque scene of cherry blossoms and offering various hands-on programs, Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is indeed the perfect place for you and your significant one to recharge your relationship and to squeeze in little romance to your family vacation this spring! Come and visit Jinhae now or never!

Book now for the wonderful one-day trip to JinhaeHere we have 2 options for you:

  1. From Seoul to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, click here.
  2. From Busan to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, click here

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Darak Maeul (다락마을) offers “foreigner” or Koreanized-Italian food...

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Darak Maeul (다락마을) offers “foreigner” or Koreanized-Italian food in a couple-friendly atmosphere. Pretty similar to Seoga & Cook, in my opinion.

In Korean, darak means “attic” and maeul means “village.” I have no idea what an “attic village” is or how that’s related to this restaurant.

The restaurant only offers set menu items at 18,000₩, but should be shared among 2-3 people.


Living the Good Life at Lotte City Hotel Jeju

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If you’ve been following Seoul Searching for a while, you might have realized that there has been a significant decline in the number of recent posts. I blame this mostly on the fact that I’ve been blogging full-time for a living, which has kept me pretty darn busy over the past year, to say the least.

Because of this consistent preoccupation, I’ve come to really appreciate small vacays from Seoul and corporate life, and have relied on weekend getaways to help me maintain my sanity from one month to the next.

With warming temperatures and spring just around the corner, I figured there was no better (or more convenient) escape from Seoul than Jeju Island—a little piece of paradise off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula.

But deciding on accommodations that offer both convenience and comfort isn’t always easy. After combing through numerous reviews and user-submitted photos on TripAdvisor, I finally decided that the Lotte City Hotel Jeju would be the perfect place to set up base camp on my most recent trip to the island.


  

Conveniently located less than a five minutes' drive from the airport by taxi, it was easy to get to the hotel upon arrival to the island. The check-in process in the lobby on the sixth floor was just as painless. Less than an hour after landing, we were in our Executive Double Room with Ocean View on the 18th floor enjoying gorgeous views of the Yellow Sea.

Equipped with modern amenities and contemporary decor, the room offered a comfortable atmosphere. The big screen TV provided good entertainment, but not as good as the sunsets we watched over a bottle of wine at the window. There was also complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea, as well as free internet, making the room all the more convenient.

The bathroom was a bit on the small side, but had a nice bathtub/waterfall-style shower. What impressed me the most was the fog-free mirror, which made getting ready in the morning faster and easier.



The location of Lotte City Hotel Jeju was just as fantastic as the amenities. Situated smack dab in the center of the city, the hotel makes for a great base for exploring the island. The hotel itself is a bus stop on the Jeju Golden Bus City Tour, which stops right at the entrance, making it extremely easy for visitors without cars to see all the major nearby sites. Also, there are plenty of shopping and dining facilities within walking distance, which keep guests entertained at just about any hour of the day.

After enjoying an indulgent dinner of black pork at Donsadon across the city, we headed up to the sixth floor for a dip in the heated pool—one of the amenities that initially drew me to the place.

Overlooking the night lights of Jeju City and the sea, the pool—which stays open throughout the year until 10pm—immediately resolved just about all of the office-related stress that had accumulated over the previous few weeks. Unfortunately the swim-up pool bar wasn't open at the time, but probably would've helped even more.







The ultra-comfy beds, which incorporate a He:on Bedding System mattress and Hungarian goose down duvet, provided a good night's rest. 

Breakfast was served at C`cafe until 10am, which let us sleep in a bit. Located on the 22nd floor, the restaurant offered views of the surrounding area that were just as delectable as the buffet.



The buffet consisted of a nice selection of hot and cold breakfast foods ranging from eggs and bacon to yogurt to even dim sum. Had we wanted to work off our overeating, we could have used the nice fitness center, which was included in the cost of our room, but come on! Who’s going to work out on vacation?


After exploring the best of the island, we made it back at a fairly reasonable hour and watched a few movies before turning in early. 

After another great night of rest and relaxation, we woke up refreshed and enjoyed one last round at the breakfast buffet before checking out. The English-speaking hotel receptionists wished us well before calling us a taxi to the nearby airport.

Lotte City Jeju Hotel was a winning combination of relaxation, service and convenience and is highly recommended for anyone looking to enjoy the island comfortably without breaking the bank.

More Information: Lotte City Hotel Jeju

Address: 83 Doryeong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Phone Number: +82 64-730-1000

Price: Executive Double Room with Ocean View starts at ₩200,000/night.; Breakfast ₩33,000/person.

Check In: 2:00pm

Check Out: 11:00am

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How To Get There: (Via Airport Limousine Bus) From the airport, take 
Seogwipo bound no. 600 bus. Route: Airport → The Hotel → Lotte City Hotel Jeju. Travel Time: About 15 min. 

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Top 10 ESL Icebreakers

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ESL-icebreakers

If you’re looking to get your semester started off on the right foot, then you’ll need to use a few of these ESL icebreakers. They’ll help the students get to know each other and you as well. By starting your classes off with some ESL icebreakers, you’re setting yourself up for a successful semester.

Keep reading for the top 10 ESL icebreakers. You can see the detailed activity description by clicking the links!

#1: Ball Toss

If you’re looking for one of the most versatile ESL activities ever, look no further than this Ball Toss one. You can use it for…well…just about anything, but it lends itself especially well to an icebreaker activity.

#2: Toilet Paper Icebreaker

This toilet paper ESL Icebreaker is a classic icebreaker activity that can work in your classes as well. You can also use candy of some kind as a more fun alternative.

#3: Puzzle Finder Activity

In order to complete this Puzzle Finder Activity, students have to use teamwork to finish it, making it an excellent ESL icebreaker. They also have to mingle and talk to each other, which is exactly what you want on the first day of class!

#4: Group Therapy

Group Therapy works especially well for older teenagers or adult classes. It helps your students share the fears that they might have about the upcoming class, or learning English in general.

#5: Cosmo Quiz

Cosmo Quizzes make an excellent ESL icebreaker for adults. You can use other age appropriate quizzes for kids as well to get a sense of what your class is like.

Need more ideas? Check out: 39 ESL Icebreakers for Teenagers and Adults on Amazon

#6 Riddles and Trivia

One of the things that I love to do in my classes is to use trivia and riddles as a warm-up. They make excellent icebreakers too, if you put the students into teams and let them get to work. Here are two recommendations for trivia and riddles:

The Monster Pack (Trivia for Adults)

501 Riddles and Trivia Questions (For Kids)

#7: The Name Game

The Name Game is perfect for a smaller class of 15 students or fewer to help your students (and you too!) remember each other’s names.

#8: Find Someone Who Bingo

Find Someone Who Bingo makes an excellent ESL icebreaker because it encourages your students to move around the class, talking to each other and finding out information about their classmates. It’s fun too! This works well with kids as well as adults.

#9: Surveys

Surveys are one of my favourite ESL activities of all-time because they get students up and out of their seats, mingling, talking and asking questions. Here are 6 ESL surveys that I use in my own classes, including an introduction one.

#10: Conversation Starters

Try out some of these Top 10 Conversation Starters for Adults to help your students get to know each other. You can put them in small groups and let them get to it.

You could also check out these Top 10 Discussion Starters for Children for even more ideas.

Did You Like These ESL Icebreakers?

ESL Icebreakers: For Teenagers and Adults

If yes, then you’ll love 39 ESL Icebreakers for Teenagers and Adults. There are even more ideas to help you get your classes started off on the right foot with a bit of awesome. It’s lesson planning made easy, guaranteed.

You can easily get the book on Amazon in both print and digital formats. The (cheaper by a lot!) digital copy can be read on any device, including your Smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC. You just have to download the free Kindle reading app.

—>Buy 39 ESL Icebreakers: For Teenagers and Adults on Amazon Today<—

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Only in Korea Podcast: Seoul 8th Most Expensive For Cost Of Living

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The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Seoul as the 8th most expensive city in the world for cost of living. Chance & Travis discuss their thoughts & this week’s poll results from the Only In Korea Facebook group. Travis also gets called out by a listener’s voicemail message for his comment from last week’s show that it’s not a good idea to put your car in neutral when stopped at a red light.

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Konglish: The Ultimate List in 2016

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What is Konglish?

What if we told you that even if you’ve never studied Korean a day in your life, you already know plenty of words!

How is this possible? Perhaps you were a Korean scholar in your past life? Or maybe your roommate has been secretly teaching you in your sleep.

While those may be possibilities, the more likely scenario is because of a good friend of ours—Konglish!

Kong—WHAT?! Maybe you’ve never heard this word before.

Konglish (Korean: 콩글리쉬) is the Korean version of English words. 

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For some words that weren’t in the traditional Korean language, Koreans simply took the English word and sounded it out in Hangeul (the Korean alphabet).

This is great news for you as a student of Korean, because you can start saying words in Korean from the get-go without having to pick up a single book.

Other Konglish words are made from a combination of Korean and/or English words which are not used in English-speaking countries.

This brings us to the disctinction between loan words and true Konglish words.

Konglish vs. Loan Words

Korean words derived from English fall into one of two categories:

a) Loan Words

If the meaning of the word or phrase is the same as it is in English, they are loan words.

These words are easier for even native speakers of English to understand because the pronunciation is easily recognizable and the meaning of the word remains the same. Therefore, even without knowing Korean, you may be able to understand these words.

Let’s take a look at some examples:

 

Loan Word (한국어)Romanization/PronunciationActual English Translation

keopair conditioner

포크

po-keufork

초콜릿

cho-kol-lit chocolate

아이스크림

a-i-seu keu-rim ice cream

콜라

kol-la cola

주스

ju-seu juice

피자

pi-ja pizza

비타민

bi-ta-min vitamin

샌드위치

san-deu-wi-chi sandwich

와인

wa-inwine

 

b) Konglish Words

If the meaning of the word or phrases changes from its meaning in English, they are Konglish words.

Often, words and phrases that are borrowed from English (and sometimes other languages) are shortened. Slang words in Korean also are often shortened words, but differ from Konglish words.

For native speakers of English, these can be more difficult to understand. Without studying the meanings, in some cases it would be hard to understand what Koreans are referring to—even though they are derived from English! Depending on context, you may be able to decipher the meanings, but still they require a little learning.

Words and phrases borrowed from English or other languages are often shortened if Koreans feel they are too long, and these shortened words account for a large number of Konglish words.

Also, sometimes Konglish words add morphemes or combine English words to create new words. In many cases the word takes on a Korean meaning that is exclusive to Korean speakers and native English speakers may not be able to comprehend its meaning.

 

Konglish Word (한국어)How it SoundsMeaning in Korean

오바이트

overeat vomit

개그맨

gag man comedian

버버리

Burberry trench coat

 

A Note on Pronunciation 

There is one thing you need to take into account when reading both loan words and Konglish words, and that is pronunciation.

Since we’re sounding out English words in Korean, the words may sometimes sound slightly different than the standard English pronunciation. Some will sound identical, and some will sound a bit different to you.

Let’s take a look:

메뉴 (menu)

Pronounced exactly like the English word

오렌지 (orange)

Pronounced similar to “orange”. However, there is an extra syllable in the Korean version. Therefore, the pronunciation sounds like “o-ren-ji”

Yikes! You may be wondering: “How do I know when the pronunciation is slightly  different than English?” Great question!

If you’re looking at the word in Hangeul, then you just follow that pronunciation. 

The other great thing about learning these words is that Koreans will be  impressed with your pronunciation!

They are used to hearing visitors and expats saying “orange”.

So, if you kick things off with the pronunciation “o-ren-ji”, you already get bonus points! Koreans will recognize your language skills, so you will get more Korean speaking opportunities if you want them. Stepping up as King of Konglish reaps many benefits!

Konglish Words

80/20 Konglish Word List

First, we’re going to cover some of the most frequently used Konglish words. These words follow the “80/20 Principle”, which states that “20% of vocabulary is used 80% of the time.”

While we’ll cover the comprehensive list of Konglish words below, use these 25 to get started with. These are commonly used Konglish words that you should put most of your focus on in the beginning in order to save time and avoid overwhelm.

We’re sure you’re excited to get rolling, so let’s get you started with 25 of the most frequently used Konglish words!

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Konglish Word (한국어)How it SoundsActual English Translation
에이어 콘 air conair conditioner
아파트 apart apartment
센티centi centimeter
리모컨remo con remote control
와이셔츠Y-shirtcollared dress shirt
셀프self self service
나이트night night club
노트note notebook
헬스health health club
원피스one-piece dress
밴드band bandage/Band-Aid
스탠드stand desk lamp
사이다ciderSprite (soft drink)
아이쇼핑eye shopping window shopping
핫도그hot dog corn dog
더치페이Dutch payDutch treat
샤프sharp mechanical pencil
이벤트event sale/promotion
원룸one roombachelor apartment
원샷one shotbottom's up
머플러muffler scarf
핸드 폰handphone cell phone
콘센트consentelectrical outlet
서비스serviceon the house/free of charge
싸인signsignature

 

Comprehensive List of Konglish Words

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Konglish Word (한국어)How it SoundsActual English Translation
wrapplastic wrap
텔레비telebi television
텔레비 프로telebi protelevision program
코팅coating lamination
시에프CF commercial film
레미콘remi con ready-mix concrete truck
화이트whitewhite out (correctional liquid)
드라이버driverscrewdriver
포켓볼pocketball pool (billiards game)
클립clippaper clip
파스pass plaster/pain relief patch
크레용crayong crayon
크레파스craypas crayon/pastel
크림 파스타cream pasta pasta with cream sauce
매직펜magic pen magic marker
오므라이스ome-rice omelette with rice filling
펑크punc puncture (flat tire)
레포츠leportsleisure sports
글래머glamor a voluptuous woman
백 댄서back dancer backup dancer
백 뮤식 back music background music
백 보컬back vocal backing vocals
오픈카open car convertible
에로eroerotic movie
파마pama perm
데모demo demonstration/protest
다큐docu documentary
홈피home-p homepage
오에이치피OHP overhead projector
트로트trot foxtrot (music genre)
트랜스trans transformer (power)
체크check checkered pattern
콘디션conditionphysical condition
미팅meetingblind date
오토바이autobimotorcycle
팬티pantyunderwear (male or female)
커닝cunning cheating
미싱mising sewing machine
팬티pantyunderwear (male or female)

Now that you’ve got these Konglish words in your vocabulary arsenal, it’s time to put them to use!

The next time you go into a convenience store or supermarket, you can ask for one of the items. Even if you don’t understand Korean yet, that’s fine. Usually you can guess from the context of the situation when someone is asking if you’re looking for something.

Once you hear a question-like sentence, it’s time to spring into action with your newfound Konglish knowledge!

Remember, it’s key to practice the pronunciation of these words. Some of them sound similar to the English pronunciation, but some are quite different.

The sooner you can get in the groove of pronouncing words like a Korean, the better you’ll be understood. The more you are understood, the more motivated you’ll be to learn the language!

You can also get to know these words better by looking out for them as you go about your day. When you’re out shopping or doing errands, try to spot the Hangeul for the words you learned today. Writing them will also be good practice!

Although it may be tempting to use the Romanized version of a word (“menu” instead of “메뉴”), it’s better to get in the habit of writing the Hangeul. You’ll learn faster and Korea will become a more familiar place much quicker!

It’s exciting to know that it’s possible to learn Korean quickly if you focus on the right parts of the language, and make it FUN.

What your favorite Konglish word? Let us know in the comments below!


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Heyri Art Valley

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Paju, South Korea —

After our short tour at Odusan Observatory, we headed to another spot that shouldn’t be missed in Paju, the Heyri Art Valley (헤이리 문화예술마을).

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Architects, coffee lovers, aspiring artists, and inspiration seekers might find this place astonishing. Each shop is uniquely designed that even several abandoned buses compliment with the artistic neighborhood.

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The location has tons of cafes, museums, book shops, galleries and craft shops that one may have confusion in choosing. There are few residential properties in the area as well.

By the way, the village is also a common location for filming dramas including the ever famous “Boys Over Flowers” and a recent one entitled “She Was Pretty” starring Choi Siwon of Super Junior.

Last February 19, Danny and I decided to have our late lunch at Farmer’s Table Restaurant, the filming location of Boys Over Flowers’ cafeteria. Our order was good. We didn’t expect the crust would turn out to be super thin and black in color.

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Price Range:

  • Pizza – ₩25,000 to 26,000
  • Drinks -₩4,000 to 8,000
  • Couple Set – ₩70,000 includes salad, pasta, 2 pizzas, cake, coffee and softdrinks

Operating Hours: Daily 11:00 to 22:00

Entrance Gate: #4 of Heyri Art Valley

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and lastly, we met this friendly doggie~

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Address : 70-21, Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Direction [Subway and Bus] : Hapjeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2. Take the Bus#2200 and get off at Heyri Bus Stop.

Website: www.heyri.net


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