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le-paul



Joined: 07 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:28 pm    Post subject: seoul cultural events this weekend? Reply with quote

im travelling to seoul on the weekend (to make up for the fact that i forgot my gfs birthday yesterday). id like to take her somewhere interesting apart from shopping.

Are there any interesting art or museum exhibitions this weekend?

cheers
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le-paul



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, maybe this should be in the travel section but im not convinced as many people look in there...
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toby99



Joined: 28 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, "Seoul" and "Cultural events" don't belong in the same sentence. Dude, this ain't south France, Italy, or even Japan. Remember you're in Dae han min guk. About the only culture you're gonna get is the adjosshi hockin' loogies in front of the ol' 711.
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Yaya



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: seoul cultural events this weekend? Reply with quote

le-paul wrote:
im travelling to seoul on the weekend (to make up for the fact that i forgot my gfs birthday yesterday). id like to take her somewhere interesting apart from shopping.

Are there any interesting art or museum exhibitions this weekend?

cheers


The annual Lotus Lantern Festival is on Sunday near Insa-dong.
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le-paul



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

er, aye toby, thanks.

cheers about the lantern festival. Well head down that way at some point.
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Scorpion



Joined: 15 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toby99 wrote:
Lol, "Seoul" and "Cultural events" don't belong in the same sentence. Dude, this ain't south France, Italy, or even Japan. Remember you're in Dae han min guk. About the only culture you're gonna get is the adjosshi hockin' loogies in front of the ol' 711.


You make a good point. Ain't much of cultural significance in Seoul. At least in rural areas you have pleasant temples in wooded areas. That's about as much culture that you'll see in Korea. It wasn't exactly 5000 years well spent. Confused
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le-paul



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good god, is this what i sound like when i korea bash? Ill never do it again...

anyway, what im referring to is for example;

the van Gogh exhibition i went to,

the tim burton exhibition i went to,

the man ray photography exhibition i went to,

the modern art and impressionist exhibition ii went to,

the two gunter von hagens body worlds exhibitions i went to,

the andy Warhol and pop art exhibition i went to,

(and the edward hopper exibit i think i missed a couple of months ago...)

etc. etc. etc. etc etc.

you know, stuff like that that apparently never comes to korea...
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everything-is-everything



Joined: 06 Jun 2011

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

toby99 wrote:
Lol, "Seoul" and "Cultural events" don't belong in the same sentence. Dude, this ain't south France, Italy, or even Japan. Remember you're in Dae han min guk. About the only culture you're gonna get is the adjosshi hockin' loogies in front of the ol' 711.



This post is either a decent troll post or by someone who is just plain dumb.


Anyways, Seoul has an impressive arts scence. Plus it tends to be younger than in Europe and North America.

And most importantly there are quit a few hot chicks lurking the art galleries and exhibits of this city.
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le-paul



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

everything-is-everything wrote:
toby99 wrote:
Lol, "Seoul" and "Cultural events" don't belong in the same sentence. Dude, this ain't south France, Italy, or even Japan. Remember you're in Dae han min guk. About the only culture you're gonna get is the adjosshi hockin' loogies in front of the ol' 711.



This post is either a decent troll post or by someone who is just plain dumb.


Anyways, Seoul has an impressive arts scence. Plus it tends to be younger than in Europe and North America.

And most importantly there are quit a few hot chicks lurking the art galleries and exhibits of this city.


i agree!

and do you know if theres anything worth a visit going on at the moment?

cheers!
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everything-is-everything



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^

Sorry dude I don't know of anything in particular.

But with Buddha's Birthday coming next Friday I would perhaps recommend going to COEX at Samsung Station on the Green Line.


You can visit the nearby Bongeumsa Buddhist Temple which is quite nice. Then do some shopping at COEX, watch a movie at the huge Megabox theater in the mall and have dinner at On the Border or something.


I've done this one before and had a good time with the lady friend.
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a list of what's happening in May

http://www.korea4expats.com/event.php

There are a couple of interesting art exhibits you may want to check out.

http://www.korea4expats.com/events-in-korea-Art-Across-America-Ends-19-May-2013-Yongsan-gu-Seoul-7234.html

http://www.korea4expats.com/events-in-korea-Voyage-to-the-Pop-Up-Book-World-31-Mar-19-May-2013-Seocho-gu-Seoul-7563.html

You can always go see Nanta
http://nanta.i-pmc.co.kr/Nanta/en/ticket/ticketing.aspx
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le-paul



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks to you both (tip my hat emoticon)!
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