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October 22, 2014

단풍 (Danpoong) – the Korean word for the changing of the leaves

In September, the grey skies, choking humidity and stifling temperatures of summer finally surrender to cloudless, cobalt skies and crisp air. It’s…

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Ginseng and a Confucian ritual … a surprising weekend in Geumsan

October 15, 2014, No comments

Since more than 25 years I`ve been interested in ginseng. Ginseng (인삼), for export reasons recently considered as food rather than a medicine, is ...

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INVITATION TO ISTANBUL IN GYEONGJU

September 18, 2014, No comments

이스탄불 in 경주 2014 / Gyeongju İstanbul’da / Istanbul In Gyeongju The living museum of human culture, Istanbul, Turkey will be holding ...

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Get out of Seoul: by ferry to airport island

September 17, 2014, No comments

The closest beaches to Seoul are on the far side of Incheon International Airport. Cars can simply drive there, but two-wheeled transportation, either ...

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    Jajang-yulsa – 자장율사 (590-658)
    September 2, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! I thought I would finally bring attention to some of the spiritual leaders, Korean monks, that helped Buddhism not only survive, but flourish throughout the Korean peninsula. For this article,…

  • Understanding Cultural Differences
    August 29, 2014, No comments

    Watching your favorite Korean star in a popular TV drama or discovering a new K-Pop idol group may have made you think how great it would be to have the next best thing: having a Korean friend. In my case, I was simply looking…

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    Korean war exhibition in Rotterdam
    August 11, 2014, No comments

    I  planned to visit Rotterdam to see some friends are visit this Korean war exhibition, and thanks to the good weather and more free time, I was able to finally go there on the last day of this exhibition. The Exhibition…