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

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.

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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