[Weekender] Explore the east

GANGNEUNG/SOKCHO, Gangwon Province -- Just a two-hour drive from the sleepless metropolis that is Seoul, South Korea’s eastern coast feels like a different world: white sandy beaches, laid-back shor...

Updated : 2017.07.21 16:50

[Weekender] Four beaches to check out on east coast

Beaches along the East Sea draw vacationers for their soft sand and clear water. Below are The Korea Herald’s top four picks to check out this summer. Gyeongpo Beach, the biggest on East Sea Th...

Updated : 2017.07.21 16:14

[Weekender] Olympics, vacation home boom revitalize coastal towns

GANGNEUNG/SOKCHO, Gangwon Province – Gangwon Province and its coastal towns used to be the less developed and less populated in South Korea. But that seems to be changing fast. With accessibility f...

Updated : 2017.07.21 15:55

[Weekender] Anglers go mobile for fishing

Mobile apps are expanding into fishing. More Korean hobbyists are using smartphone apps to minimize trouble and maximize fun while out angling. Not only do the apps make access to information easier...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:41

[Weekender] Fishing cafes hook young Koreans

With a growing number of Koreans in their 20s and 30s seeking alternative places to spend time together indoor fishing holes, known as “fishing cafes,” are gowing in popularity. A 22-year-old stud...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:40

[Weekender] Fishing widening its net in Korea

South Koreans have diversified their leisure activities in the years since the five-day workweek system was introduced in 2004. The increased leisure time is fueling the growth of various industries...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:38

[Weekender] Online comunities help Koreans go fishing

South Koreans have long enjoyed fishing as a hobby. But the public notion about the pastime is that it’s for the elderly or those who have a lot of free time. Things are changing, though, as a grow...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:13

[Weekender] Extravagant desserts, once banned, return to spotlight

Topping off a savory meal with something sweet has become a commonplace ritual all over the world. But long before cafes or bakeries flooded the streets of Korea, sweets were not used as desserts b...

Updated : 2017.07.07 17:36

[Weekender] Taiwanese desserts gain ground in Korea

Move over macarons and Frappuccinos. Just as Starbucks made coffee drinks a daily essential for millions of Koreans and consumers around the world, authentic Taiwanese desserts are soaring in popular...

Updated : 2017.07.07 17:34

[Weekender] Bingsu, Korea’s heat-beating ice dessert

If Italy has gelato and France has sorbet, Korea has bingsu. It is a national dessert made of shaved ice, milk and condensed milk, and often topped with sweetened red beans or fruits. It is a dish b...

Updated : 2017.07.07 17:26

[Weekender] Deadly heat waves to be the norm by 2100

High temperatures can kill a person in a number of ways, and each year reports of an elderly individual dying during a heat wave makes the headlines in South Korea. However, such incidents could bec...

Updated : 2017.06.25 10:55

[Weekender] Frogs, flowers in January -- Climate change's impact on Korea

The Korean Peninsula can’t escape global warming. Every year heat wave warnings come earlier and earlier, and record temperatures no longer come as a surprise. According to the Korea Meteorologica...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:31

[Weekender] Korea reeling from climate change

The Korean Peninsula is heating up at an unparalleled pace. As the air and sea temperatures rise, pollack, cod and other staple fish are on the verge of extinction, while mackerel, anchovy and squid...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:18

[Weekender] Sweltering, early summer changes Korean life

Closet reorganization has long been a seasonal chore for South Koreans, but climate change is prompting some people to do away with the cumbersome task. South Korea’s once distinctive four seasons,...

Updated : 2017.06.23 18:53

[Weekender] Korea turns corner on going meat-free

In South Korea, revealing that you are a vegetarian would often be met with blank looks, as the country is not exactly veggie-friendly -- at least until recently. There are signs that Koreans are...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:30