Koreans wearing the traditional hanbok. Pic: Wikimedia Commons.

Chris Backe

Chris Backe blogs about travel and life in South Korea. Since arriving in March 2008, he has made it a point to visit one new destination, event, or performance every week. That journey has taken him across South Korea, from the biggest cities to the smallest neighborhoods. Chris also blogs about life in Korea, helping to make life easier for tourists and expats in the country. When not writing, he enjoys singing, swing dancing, and photography.

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8 tips to surviving Seoul as a tourist

IF you’re coming to Korea as a tourist, you’ll be able to use a lot of what you’ve read from the blog, which will definitely be relevant in your journey. I don’t...

Life in Korea: 8 dirty secrets about love motels

If you’ve traveled around Korea at all, you’ve seen a love motel whether you knew it or not. The large, baudily decorated facades create a spectacle on the skyline, which...

My last post here – where to go next

My time on Travel Wire Asia has been a great one, but they’ll be going in a new direction with the website at some point. I recently finished the transition...