All posts by Jennifer Flinn

August 12, 2011

Korea has a rich history and culture stretching back thousands of years.  But Korea’s prehistoric times are just as fascinating, and evidence of the people, plants and animals that walked this peninsula before …

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Coffee in Korea

July 25, 2011, 1 Comment

Although coffee wasn’t introduced to Korea until the late 19th century, it has become of the peninsula’s most popular drinks.  Drip or espresso, ...

Gansong Art Museum - small but amazing!

Seoul’s small and special museums

July 15, 2011, No comments

Seoul is a major metropolitan area and the nation’s capital, so it’s not surprising that it is home to many major and important museums.  The mos ...

The modern pansori group, Badaksori

Pansori, old and new

June 29, 2011, No comments

One of Korea’s most beloved musical traditions is pansori, a form of performance where a solo singer (called a soriggun) narrates an epic story to t ...

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    Animals in Korean folklore
    June 10, 2011, No comments

    Animals are more than just creatures of the forests, fields and mountains.  They have a long an important symbolic connection to the land and the people of that land, and they have a prominent place in Korean folklore.…

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    The unique tastes of Korean tea
    May 9, 2011, No comments

      Koreans have a long tradition of drinking teas and tisanes for health, enjoyment and rituals.  Even today, drinking tea is something many Koreans do every day, whether at home or at one of the country’s many…

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    Don’t forget the 14th!
    March 11, 2011, 4 Comments

    Whatever country you hail from, your calendar is surely peppered with a few special days of celebration.  Some of them may be major religious holidays, like Eid, Christmas, Passover or Diwali, while others celebrate…

  • Bugaksan fortress hiking tour (photo by Robert Koehler, courtesy the RASKB)
    The Royal Asiatic Society is where to be!
    February 11, 2011, 1 Comment

    One of the hippest tickets in town may also be one of the oldest:  Founded in 1900, the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society is hands-down one of the best places for people to learn more about Korea while mixing with…