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2017/05/07

Hear what foreign women have to say about living in Korea, discover some surprises in Seoul with Channel News, The Korea Herald highlights the country's top festivals and events for the month of May, and dance the night away with these wild clubs in the capital.

"10 DIFFICULTIES FOREIGN WOMEN EXPERIENCE WHILE LIVING IN KOREA"

Issues of consent, stereotyping and discrimination are a few of the concerns many foreign women feel when discussing life as an expat in Korea. Writer Dianne Pineda notes a Facebook group ("Expat Women in Korea") that has over 6,300 members where foreign women living in Korea share their experiences, and while there are pressing concerns, most are happy with their choice to stay in the Land of the Morning Calm: "In fact, a lot of these women are enjoying their lives here and have so many good things to say about living and working in Korea, and mostly confirm that the positives outweigh the negatives". What have your experiences been like? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below...

...READ ON 10 MAGAZINE

"Seoul Discovery: Visiting the South Korean capital"

Seoul is, without a doubt, the place to start your Korean adventure. While there are many, many books and online guides to help you get a sense of what to expect in Korea's capital city, in this post, Lin Suling reveals some of Seoul's attractions that still leaves plenty of room for surprise. "Who would have thought", Lin concludes, "that beneath the surface of hyper-consumerism in Seoul, lies a culture steeped deep in history and tradition". Happy exploring...

...READ ON CHANNEL NEWS ASIA

"Seoul springs to life with festivals"

Spring has sprung in Korea and there's no better way to enjoy the season than getting out and about to see some sights and sounds. Thankfully, The Korea Herald has you covered with this exciting list of May festivals, including All Day Out Seoul (a street-side event "dedicated to all things hip-hop"), Namsangol Hanok Village's Korean Traditional Liquor and Food Festival, and the annual Seoul Rose Festival that boasts some 72,000 roses! There's lots to do, plenty to see, and much to munch.

...READ ON THE KOREA HERALD

"THE 11 BEST CLUBS TO GET WILD AT IN SEOUL"

Seoul has a scintillating night scene that will make even the most ardent nightcrawler tingle with glee. Of course, come for the beautiful temples, the incredible food, the cutting-edge technology, but if dancing the night away is one of your pleasures, Seoul will keep you busy and bustling from dusk till dawn. In this post on 10 Magazine, Andy Jo, a philosophy student who's passionate about Asian diaspora, lists eleven wild clubs to release (or tame) the party animal in you...

...READ ON 10 MAGAZINE

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