Avengers 2 to start shooting in Seoul on March 30.

Avengers2Here’s a graphic from the Korea Times detailing the Avengers 2 (Avengers: Age of Ultron) shooting schedule for Seoul. Filming will run March 30 to April 14 and Disney is tight lipped on which stars might be present. As part of a deal with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism the movie studio will be refunded up to 30% of their spending costs. Filming will also take place in Johannesburg, Aosta Valley, London, and Burbank, CA. Continue reading

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Premium coffee shops to expand in Korea.

CoffeeStarbucks Reserve, the chain’s premium cafe, is set to enter the Korean market. A branch will open in (Seoul) Gangnam District’s trendy Apgujeong neighborhood. A coffee explosion has taken place over the last 5 years and chains are exploring ways to differentiate themselves. Single-origin coffee beans and drip-coffee are the new specialties.

Other chains, such as Tom N Toms and Hollys Coffee, are following suit with single-origin coffee beans and boutique type cafes. Cafes provides an excellent social experience and that may be the key to what makes them so popular here.

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Easy to Learn Korean 899 – Ballet at the SeongAm Arts Center, Gangnam.

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Gangnam’s Yangjae Stream

Seoul’s southern district, Gangnam, holds one of the cities greatest park and recreation areas – Yangjae Stream.

Here’s a photo of a summer evening (tonight).

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Easy to Learn Korean 798 – School Districts

798-School District

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