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  • Just outside the walls of Tongdosa Temple (통도사)
    5 Reasons Why I Love Autumn in Korea
    November 5, 2014, No comments

    My Busan hyung told me to hop in the car with no idea where we were going. After nearly an hour, I found myself in the majestic temple of Tongdosa (통도사) near Yangsan City in Gyeongsangnam-do. Ever since then, I always…

  • The Soul of Seoul: Yangnyeongsi Herbal Market
    The Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Market
    November 4, 2014, No comments

    During the Joseon Dynasty some 600 years ago, Bojewon a medical institution was set up in Jegi-dong. ‘Won’ means an inn that was located along a main thoroughfare. These inns provided food and lodging to travelers…

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    Bongeunsa Temple – 봉은사 (Gangnam, Seoul)
    November 3, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! Bongeunsa Temple was first established in 794 A.D. by the monk, Yeonhoei, and it was first known as Gyeongseongsa Temple. Later, in 1498, under Queen Jeonghyeon (1462-1530), the temple was refurbished…

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    Namsan’s Yellow Leaf Road
    October 31, 2014, No comments

    Everything has been turning yellow around me. The Gingko trees along the Hannam-dong lane in my neighborhood. The buses running up and down Namsan.  I haven’t really gone out these days to take autumn photos,…

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    Boys over Flowers: Namdaemun’s Secret Garden
    October 28, 2014, No comments

    I have only been to one flower shop in Seoul; the one in my Hannam-dong neighborhood in the Yongsan District from where I bought a couple of plants for my apartment when I moved in for the first time. I actually don’t…