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    The Jamsu Bridge and Floating Island
    June 10, 2014, No comments

    Everyone in Seoul knows about the Banpo Bridge, which is famous for its very colorful and fascinating dancing fountains. But what’s not well known is that, while the fountains are actually installed on the higher…

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    Looking for a Hanbok
    May 28, 2014, No comments

    This September MJ’s mother gifted me a hanbok. A hanbok is a traditional Korean dress known for it’s flowing lines & beautiful colour combinations. Just like Korean architecture it …

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    My first Kimjang
    April 29, 2014, No comments

    Probably one of the most interesting experiences you could do in Korea, is to join a Kimjang. The Kimjang consists of the preparation of big quantities of Kimchi, one of the  representative dishes of Korea.…

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    Let’s Celebrate Black Day!
    April 14, 2014, No comments

    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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    Sling around some Korean Slang
    March 24, 2014, No comments

    I overheard ajummas on the bus talking about a group of middle-schoolers who just had gotten off: “I didn’t understand a word of what they said.” Not surprising, because the teens’ conversation had been peppered…

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    Baring it All: Inside the Jjimjilbang
    March 10, 2014, 2 Comments

    Fans of all things Korea will undoubtedly know about the jjimjilbang (찜질방), or public bathhouse. It’s a rite of initiation for foreign residents and tourists setting foot in the Land of Morning Calm. To dip …