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June 13, 2014

Those of us who watch Korean dramas regularly get easily enchanted by historical dramas. Wonderful love stories of beautiful women and men, heroic leads and gentle, noble women abound, who fight palace intrigues and…

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Ten surprising tidbits from Korean history

May 2, 2014, No comments

We all love Korean historical dramas, and most of us are using this platform to learn more about Korean history. Dramas are good to study about cultur ...

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10 Korean culinary curiosities you probably never heard of

March 21, 2014, No comments

There’s more to Korean cuisine than what you see in K-dramas or read in foreign newspapers. Besides popular dishes like bibimbap, kimchi and Kor ...

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How did the Korean wave start?

January 27, 2014, No comments

It seems a little unbelievable but everyone’s favourite Korean wave of K-dramas, K-pop, K-fashion and K-tagged popular items all began with Stev ...

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    Five breathtaking scenic sites
    December 16, 2013, No comments

    In South Korea not only buildings are being treated as national treasures but landscapes, as well, if they are deemed to be important for some reason or particularly beautiful. These landscapes are called ‘scenic…

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    The magic word: Chaebol
    September 9, 2013, No comments

    If you ever watched a Korean drama in a contemporary setting, you most probably know what a chaebol is. Who wouldn’t remember the elitist rich family of Boys Over Flowers, for example, or the rude and yet adorable…

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    Korean Cultural Heritage 101
    September 1, 2013, No comments

    South Korea has a very distinctive system to preserve cultural heritage. If you frequently read about Korean culture, you most probably heard about the National Treasure system and most likely you also know that the…