Eating Korea

"Eating Korea: Reports on a Culinary Renaissance" by Graham Holliday, reviewed by Chris Tharp

On Bongsudae and Bilbo Baggins

A few weeks ago, on a typically splendid late-fall weekend here in Busan, I climbed Hwangnyeong Mountain, one of the many small peaks that...

Defector Stories

It’s long been clear that these defectors’ tales link up, reference and corroborate each other, creating an undeniable picture of fear, starvation, brutality, and repression. Two such books are The Aquariums of Pyongyang and Nothing to Envy, which remain as arguably the two best defector books that you can read.

Interview with Lonely Planet Korea Author Rob Whyte

Anyone who travels and writes has at some point thought about being a travel writer. For most of us, that dream remains confined to...
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