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    ‘S’ is for Seollal, Snow and Skiing!
    February 18, 2015, No comments

    It’s the Seollal holidays again in South Korea! Seollal is the lunar new year in the Korean calendar, the special day when everyone visits their families and pay their respects to their ancestors. And since this…

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    Skiing in Yongpyong Ski Resort – a 1st timer’s account
    January 8, 2015, No comments

    The alpine venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang county, Yongpyong is one of Northeast Asia’s best ski resorts though to many foreign travellers it will seem the size of a molehill. The surrounding…

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    12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity 제 12차 생물다양성협약 당사국총회
    October 28, 2014, No comments

    ‘제12차 유엔 생물다양성협약 당사국 총회’가 ‘지속가능발전을 위한 생물다양성(Biodiversity for Sustainable Development)이라는 주제로 9월 29일부터 지난…

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    We Love Seoul: Han River Memories
    June 25, 2014, No comments

    My first memory of the Han River is one of a huge, dark and murky waterway. It slithered through the centre of Seoul like some kind of giant snake, dragging dirt, contamination and refuse in it’s wake. My parent’s genuinely…

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    Korean Martial Arts: Taekwondo (태권도)
    September 5, 2013, 1 Comment

    Korea’s rich culture embraces modern and traditional art, music – and of course sports. The Korean sports tradition Taekwondo (태권도, T’aekwŏndo, Tae-Kwon-Do or Taekwon-Do) is a representative of Korea’s…

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    UK Focuses on Korean Music
    June 17, 2013, No comments

    The London K-Music Festival is starting this Friday and in preparation for the week of Korean music, from 14th June to 21st June, the Korean Cultural Centre UK hosted a music forum to focus and talk about the spread of Korean…

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    Korean Footballers in the UK: Kim Bo-kyung
    April 29, 2013, No comments

    When you think of Korean footballers in UK clubs, many people will immediately think of Park Ji-sung as the main name. However, there are actually quite a few Korean footballers currently causing a stir on pitches…

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    Korea and the Winter that Was
    March 15, 2013, No comments

    An ice tricycle built for three If you peruse this blog long enough, you’ll know that Koreans they’re very proud of their four distinct seasons. We’re moving into spring now, and while some of us enjoyed winter,…