Korea offers plenty of options for those seeking a party. So it’s no wonder Seoul, the capital city, bursts with places where you can drink, dance, listen to music of all kinds — mostly the louder, the better — and give karaoke a try. The serious action starts around 10 p.m. and lasts until the early-morning hours, peaking around 1–4 a.m. Seoul’s club scene centers around the two most popular areas, Hongdae and Gangnam. Located near Hongik University, Hongdae pulses with clubs frequently packed with college students, which makes for a raw, artsy, hipster club scene and some unique venues like a former parking garage. Gangnam, located in an affluent part of Seoul, appeals to more seasoned clubbers looking for particular sorts of music, venues and crowds.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Seoul is undoubtedly South Korea’s epicenter for all things culture and entertainment, but the capital city’s little sister to the southwest, Incheon, is all grown up and ready to establish herself. After hosting the 2014 Asian Games and undergoing a recent real estate overhaul, South Korea’s third-largest city boasts its own little metropolis of restaurants, festivals and an exhilarating nightlife that offers a refreshing respite from saturated Seoul.