“Gangnam is more than just a call to dance as though you are riding a majestic horse. Specifically, it is a place in Seoul. Seoul is divided up into districts, much like New York City is divided into boroughs, and Gangnam is one of its 25 districts. Meaning “south of the river,” Gangnam is roughly 25 square miles in size (40 square kilometers) and is one of the busiest and most economically important regions of the city. The area is known for its newly built skyscrapers, alleys upon alleys of neon-lit international restaurants, shopping malls, language schools and especially its nightlife. But most of all, it is probably best known within Korea as a place of opulence and expense.”
(via The Kimchi-ite: A Stroll Through The Infamous Gangnam | Gadling.com)

Gangnam is more than just a call to dance as though you are riding a majestic horse. Specifically, it is a place in Seoul. Seoul is divided up into districts, much like New York City is divided into boroughs, and Gangnam is one of its 25 districts. Meaning “south of the river,” Gangnam is roughly 25 square miles in size (40 square kilometers) and is one of the busiest and most economically important regions of the city. The area is known for its newly built skyscrapers, alleys upon alleys of neon-lit international restaurants, shopping malls, language schools and especially its nightlife. But most of all, it is probably best known within Korea as a place of opulence and expense.”

(via The Kimchi-ite: A Stroll Through The Infamous Gangnam | Gadling.com)

With the news that North Korea’s Dear Leader Kim Jong Il has died, perhaps you’re thinking that travel to this most isolated country will be opening up. If that’s the case, you may be hitching a ride on Air Koryo, North Korea’s state-run airline.
Read these eight interesting facts about North Korea’s airline to see if a trip to Pyongyang is in the cards for you. Air Koryo purportedly even has a spanking new terminal at Sunan International Airport as of July 2011. -MR

With the news that North Korea’s Dear Leader Kim Jong Il has died, perhaps you’re thinking that travel to this most isolated country will be opening up. If that’s the case, you may be hitching a ride on Air Koryo, North Korea’s state-run airline.

Read these eight interesting facts about North Korea’s airline to see if a trip to Pyongyang is in the cards for you. Air Koryo purportedly even has a spanking new terminal at Sunan International Airport as of July 2011. -MR