Breaking News: Fire breaks out in Itaewon wiping out almost an entire block!

A monstrous fire broke out this morning, September 30th, 2013, around 7:00 am in Itaewon.  The fire wiped out almost an entire block near Hamilton hotel.  It appears that the fire began at a store located on Itaewon’s Main St and spread to the following block running parallel to Main St.  (This road is often referred to as ‘Restaurant Row’ by foreigners.) Popular international restaurants ‘The Rose and Crowne’ and ‘Deux le Pates’ suffered significant smoke damage.. A section of Itaewon’s Main street from Noksepyoung subway station to Itaewon station was closed while firemen worked for several hours to control the blaze.  It has been confirmed that no one was injured in the fire.



A visual artist by profession and a sightseer at heart, I spent a year as a commercial photographer before letting my urge to Travel ELSEwHERE take over. After receiving a job offer that lead me to a sleepy town high in the Tuscan mountains, my travel adventure began. Since that time my travels have lead me to visit over 60 countries, marry a fellow globetrotter, move intercontinentally seven times and to create temporary homes in four continents! Through my travels, I’ve held many suitcases packed for adventures as a journalist, blogger, philanthropist, teacher, army-wife, magazine director, photographer, barmaid, but mainly just an adventurer. With each new experience, elsewhere, I endeavor to live sensibly while exploring a new culture, living sustainably, and giving back whenever possible. I aspire to make this travel blog help those starting a new life elsewhere or just passing through…