When it comes to art and cultural developments in Korea, I must admit that I know very little. Given that the bulk of international media attention is directed at North Korea (and not for particularly good reasons, mind you), Korea’s art life is, unfortunately, often neglected. Thankfully, Canadian expatriate Katie Merchant has created the blog thank you, ok to showcase the best aspects of life in South Korea. Photographically documenting cafés, street art, quaint boutiques and miscellaneous happenings – predominantly located in Seoul – Merchant’s blog is a multifaceted postcard that journeys into the nooks and crannies of her adopted home.
The true triumph of thank you, ok is that it is curated in such a manner that it immediately makes you want to hop on a plane and visit the city. There are no boring bits or clichéd tourist information, just superb images and great tips. Needless to say, if I ever take a trip to South Korea I will be drawing on her recommendations to help guide me through Seoul.