The Lunar New Year (Seollal, 설날) is a major holiday in Korea, and this year it's from 18-20 February, 2015. The entire country goes on holiday, and most businesses will be closed two out of the three days. Most of the people that bring life to bustling downtown areas and transportation hubs are back in their hometowns to spend time with family. Unfortunately, when travelers to Seoul check out some of the most popular areas Seoul, many run into uncharacteristic ghost towns.
If you live in Korea or are visiting Korea and you’re lucky enough to have a Smartphone with you, there are several apps that you make your life so much easier. Here are some must have apps that will improve your stay in Korea.
If PSY was your first introduction to Korean Popular music (hereafter referred to only as KPop) then you, my friend, have opened a Pandora’s box of music. Kpop is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world. For the sake of this article, KPop does not refer to Korean Pop music, but Korean Popular music, i.e. the more popular music in Korea right now. To make this easier to digest, we’ve broken things down into subgenres, each with musician/group recommendations for your listening pleasure.