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    The Temple Welcoming Committee
    February 10, 2014, No comments

    A foggy summer day at Jeongchwiam Hermitage. Hello Again Everyone!! The entire purpose of visiting Jeongchwiam Hermitage in Sancheong, Gyeongsangnam-do in the summer of 2012 was to see the beautiful Sanshin (The…

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    Tapsa Temple – 탑사 (Jinan, Jeollabuk-do)
    February 5, 2014, No comments

     The amazing Tapsa Temple in Jinan, Jeollabuk-do Province. Hello Again Everyone!! The story of Tapsa Temple, which means Pagoda Temple, in English, begins with the enigmatic layman Lee Gap Yong (1860-1957). Lee…

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    A Moment In Time, Cheontaesa Temple
    January 28, 2014, No comments

    The view from the mouth of the waterfall at Cheontaesa Temple Hello Again Everyone!! So often, you’ll go to a temple and it’s packed with people like at Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju or Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.&hellip ...

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    10 Ways to Stay Warm During Winter in Korea
    January 24, 2014, No comments

    Let me just make one thing clear. I am not a fan of Korean winters. Sure, the snow can be beautiful and the holiday decorations do make me fuzzy inside but on any given day from December to March, you can find me anywhere but…

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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 tax refunds in downtown Seoul. There are 2 refund stations in Myeong-dong…

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    Fond Memories of Tongdosa Temple
    January 10, 2014, No comments

    The famed Geumgang Gyedan Altar with the lotus shaped stone that houses the Buddhas partial remains behind the main hall at Tongdosa Temple. Hello Again Everyone!! I’m often asked what my favourite temple in all of…

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    Seokbulsa Temple – 석불사 (Busan)
    January 3, 2014, No comments

    Waking up really, my wife, in-laws and I decided to visit Seokbulsa Temple (석불사) in Busan. It’s only about a 15 minute drive from my in-laws place, and it had been at least six years since I last visited it, so it…

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    Ringing in the New Year in Seoul
    January 2, 2014, No comments

    Ringing in 2014 at Bosingak Belfry in Jongno, Seoul In honor of the new year, I thought I would briefly explain one Korean New Year’s tradition and my own personal experience along with it. On January 1st, Koreans…