The next good photo might be just around the corner
I love Asia but I didn't know Seoul until I was sent to North Korea for a photo story. After few days in the city, a contact suggested I go to the Shinsegae department store but when I asked why, he merely said: “You'll see!”
Inside Korea's food heaven
What is it that makes Korean food so irresistible?
South Korea's widening generation gap cuts deep
The high demand for plastic surgery has seen South Korea surge ahead in technology, while prices remain low, a package that brings in medical tourists from throughout the rest of Asia. In spite of a perception abroad that customers want to look more western, it is the specialization in Asian ideals of beauty that feeds demand.
Why in Seoul you play hard to work hard
“We are living on a tiny peninsula with almost no resources”, says Sooyong. “So the only way for us to get rich, and we have always been eager to be rich, is to study and work very hard.”
Life in the shadow of a dictator
I wonder whether Seoul’s proximity to North Korea partly explains what could be reasonably described as this city’s neurosis?
World’s highest levels of plastic surgery
Hello Seoul, capital of the Republic of Korea which has seen an amazing boom since the end of the war that followed the country's division in 1948. Now enjoying Asia’s fourth largest economy, South Korea’s citizens have a high standard of life but success has brought other pressures, including the world’s highest per capita levels of plastic surgery.