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April 14, 2014

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It’s simply the Korean’s way to inject some fun into life.  Valentine’s Day (14 Feb), where the ladies give chocolate to the guy they admire and anxiously await the guy’s response on …

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Spring in Seoul : Hangang Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

March 27, 2014, No comments

Immersing amongst spring flower is probably one of the best travelling experiences I have had.  In Korea, the biggest spring events are the Yeouido ...

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Downtown Tax Refund Service in Seoul

January 21, 2014, No comments

Seoul is a shopping paradise and to beat the hassle of queuing to claim tax refunds at the airport, there are 6 locations where you can also claim ...

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Food to Survive the Cold Winter: Tteokbokki

January 7, 2014, No comments

Tteokbokki, Korean rice cakes with fish cakes in spicy pepper sauce, is known to be a quick take-out snacks which you can buy from street stalls in ...

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    ITX Your Way to the Dakgalbi Gohyang
    December 31, 2013, No comments

    Getting to Chuncheon Station (in Gangwon Province) from Seoul is so easy now with ITX connecting Yongsan / Cheongnyangni stations to the Gyeongchun Line in 2012. Chuncheon station is the last station on the Gyeongchun…

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    Exploring In and Around the Jeonju Hanok Village
    December 25, 2013, No comments

    Jeonju is an ancient city located in the Jeolla province, south of Seoul.  It is the home to pansori, a genre of musical story-telling, and is famous for the hanok village (Korean traditional houses) and hanji (Korean…

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    Red Bean Porridge (Patjuk) during Winter Solstice
    December 22, 2013, No comments

    Winter Solstice (Dongji, 동지), is celebrated on the day of the year when daylight hours are the shortest. This day usually takes place between 20 to 22 December of the solar calendar. Starting from this day, the days…