The offer is ONLY open to people who buy presale tickets before this Friday, so hurry!
Oh, and pick up your copy of the January issue of 10 Magazine at GS 25 stores today!
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A heart for you this Valentine's Day. Anyone need a date? I think if I were to put out a personal ad it would read: SKAM (Single Korean American Male) ISO SF Must like food, long conversations, good music, cooking, traveling, and dogs.
Russian Gostiny Dvor is a Russian Restaurant that was recommended by my Russian friend Elena. Now she says that this is one of the few authentic Russian Restaurants in Korea. It’s over by Dongdaemun Stadium Station Exit 7 (Sorry my mistake.) and this area is like little Russia. Most of the stores have Russian signs. There are Russian Groceries nearby too.
Russian food is very hearty and the taste ranges from sour to wholesome. I wouldn’t say the stuff that I ate was really spicy. It’s excellent food for winter.
I'll be going to this tonight with Sara and some other people. You should join us. I got to talk to Simon yesterday and he has lots of insightful information on North Korea.
You can find events like this at www.korea4expats.com, which is run by the fabulous Anne.
The Royal Asiatic Society holds regular lectures on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the Somerset Palace near Isa-dong. Exceptionally, because of the two holidays in January, this lecture is on the 3rd Tuesday and is the only RAS Lecture in January.
DATE: Tuesday 20 January
VENUE: Somesert Palace, 2nd Floor Residents Lounge
COST: Free for RAS members /Non-members are asked to contribute W5,000.
About the Topic:
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) is a place that any and all can locate on a map, name the leader of and know a good amount of information about (some true, some false) but yet despite being located in the heart of the world’s most economically dynamic region and surrounded by such major states as China, Russia, Japan, and South Korea, still maintains the distinction of being the least visited country in the world; a place that exudes mystery. A black-hole of certainty that regularly fills the world’s newspapers with rumour, claims, and counter-claims; a paradise for information speculators and an enigma for the great many people in East Asia and beyond that take a keen interest in events that take place between the Yalu River and the Korean DMZ.
Since 1993 Beijing-based Koryo Tours (http://www.koryogroup.com) has been the market leader in accessing the DPRK and organising group and individual tours for almost all nationalities. In the past few years this company has innovated not only in the field of tourism but has produced 3 award winning documentary films within North Korea with unprecedented access to the most fascinating stories and everyday life of the population of this mysterious country. In addition Koryo Tours have organised school trips, cultural exchanges, sports tours (the first soccer, volleyball, ice hockey, and even cricket tours of the North) as well as visiting the country every month to maintain a close contact and awareness of the ground realities of what life is like in the capital Pyongyang, and beyond
About the speaker:
Simon Cockerell, General Manager of Koryo Tours, has, since 2002, visited North Korea 70 times and travelled to all of the places it is possible to reach as a non-NGO, non-governmental worker. He will share with us his experiences and anecdotes in the broader context of explaining just what can be expected from a trip to the DPRK, what hoops must be jumped through to make it all happen, what sort of people go there, how the tourism system there works, and much more besides. Expect to hear rumours confirmed and debunked, unexpected and humanizing stories about the North Koreans that his company deals with, unusual tales of what you experience when you spend part of every month travelling around North Korea, and what being Air Koryo’s most regular flier does to a person.
Simon Cockerell is from the UK and has been based in Beijing, PR China for the past 8 years
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02-763-9483.
Getting to Somerset Palace:
From Anguk Station (line number 3, Stop 328) go out exit No 6. OR from Jonggak Station (line number 1, Stop 132),go out exit No. 2. Somerset Palace is located in the same block as Jogyesa Temple and the Jongno-gu Office.
See attached map
Taxi Directions: [안국동, 한국일보사 앞에 내려주세요.]
Chocolate Pizza from Spanaco or something like that. It was chocolate with cheese and pecans and pistachios. It was alright. I can't say it's something I'd eat again, but...I wouldn't scoff at the idea of another slice.
Coldstone's Mint chocolate chip is not my favorite. I think Baskin Robbins does a better one. I know that Cold Stone has much better icecream, but I think Mint Chocolate Chip needs to be a little less sophisicated.
An Apple Bear and a Sour Cream Donut from Krispie Kreme. Oh, the Krispie Kreme in Sinchon isn't giving out free donuts anymore when the light is on. Now they give you a coupon when you buy something. You can use the coupon to redeem a donut that day or on a future visit.
It's pretty, especially with the hashbrowns. I would say that this was a nice man-sized burger. It was greasy like it should be and the meat was alright. The jalapenos added a bit of heat while the ranch cooled it down. It was nice. I wouldn't say the best, but I'd have it again.
I think that Richard Copycat's is an alright diner. The food has that greaseball American flair going for it. The problem is that the service is still awful. Management really needs to work on this. This time the food didn't take as long to get, but they seem to nitpick about everything and they have this cautious attitude. For example, I asked if I could get a salad with my burger and I would pay extra. I just didn't want the fries. I know that's strange, but I need to balance my grease with some vegetables. They could have said no, but it took like 5 minutes to get a response. There's no point to it. We had the same problem the time before when my friend ordered a chocolate milk and only a chocolate milk and he didn't get it until after everyone else was halfway through their meal. He was rightfully a little upset so he refused to pay for the milk. It took 15 minutes to get an apology. Look, I don't care so much if you give me bad service-I'm a bit more understanding, but if you do that to my friends, I tend to get upset.
This horsey picture is just bizarre. I think it's a horse and a chicken, It's like Picasso....kinda but with a graffiti edge. The horse seems to be part anteater as well and he has a golf wood between his legs. Just bizarre.