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[30 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Bull’s Darts Bar is nestled amongst a cluster of flashy neon lights in the heart of City Hall. This underground establishment was opened in September of 2006 by Go Hun Mi (고훈미). Darts have been a personal interest of hers for many years, and she had a desire to utilize her love of darts to get other women more interested in the sport. She wanted to “gear the bar towards women” because she felt that, while men are the main players of the game, more females could become …

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[1 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Although Korea is well-known for its kimchi, one skill it has left to master is that of brewing a good beer. When you head to your local Family Mart, you will most certainly find a good selection of Cass, Hite, and OB. If you’re not a beer connoisseur, this may suit you just fine. For others longing for a more palatable brew, this Korean beer will not do. Have no fear, as there is a beer oasis in this Korean desert.
Nestled in the heart of Shin Jeju is a …

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[25 May 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

When Gecko’s opened late last year, it was a revelation. It was like being lost in the desert and God pouring manna down from heaven. It was one of the first (another being LaVie) restaurant on the island to offer a menu of genuine Western food in a great, home-style atmosphere. For years, other establishments on Jeju had offered what they claimed was Western or Italian food, but never seemed to get it right. When friends told me about a new place on the island with actual American and …

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[15 Apr 2008 | One Comment | ]

The Jeju Aroma Superdome Nightclub
Story and photos by Sara Stillman
The Jeju Aroma Super Dome Nightclub (which opened in Dec 2007) is perhaps the flashiest nightclub on Jeju. When you first enter it may seem a lot like other Korean nightclubs: there is a large low-lit area with tables (that seat about 1200 people), pumping music, and a lot of staff. It has 4 floors (with 100 small rooms and 10 large rooms) and a good-sized dance floor up by the stage. But that’s where the major similarities end. The design …