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June 6, 2024 9 mins

It’s the birthplace of K-pop, famously rich Korean drama productions, and maybe the only place in the world where 7-11 (yes, the convenience store) needs to be on your dining agenda.

We’re back in Seoul, South Korea, to discover the fun and vibrant pop culture that this city has become famous for. From music to film to strangely fascinating cafés, this is a city that leaves an impression.

Today, Angie Orth is back with Samantha Gross, author of the travel blog There She Goes Again. Her experiences as a resident of and visitor to the bustling city of Seoul have given her insider knowledge about Korean pop culture. 

You’ll learn all about the K-pop phenomenon, and Sam shares her favorite band to follow if you’re ready to explore the roots of this iconic music. You’ll hear about the surprising convenience store delicacies you’ll find, and the specific shops to seek out if you want to stock up on South Korea's famous beauty products. You’ll also learn why South Korea puts so much effort into building a strong entertainment industry—and the best way to entertain yourself while you’re there.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understanding K-pop from the Korean perspective (0:49)
  • What you’ll discover at convenience stores in Seoul (3:02)
  • Where to stock up on K-beauty products (3:51)
  • Why the South Korean film industry is so good (5:33)
  • The most fun thing you’ll do in Seoul (7:11)


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