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The Soul of Seoul: Yangnyeongsi Herbal Market
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November 4, 2014

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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National Folk Museum of Korea: André Kim Exhibition

October 16, 2014, No comments

If you love Korean fashion then you’ll no doubt have heard of the name André Kim, Korea’s greatest and first male fashion designer. Held ins ...

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King Sejong Monument – Yeouido Park

October 9, 2014, No comments

We are now in October which means Hangeul day is just around the corner. What is Hangeul day we hear you ask? Hangeul day, which falls on the 9th Octo ...

Seoul, Korea: Tong-in Market

Tong-in Market: Eating on a Budget

August 28, 2014, No comments

Traditional markets dot the map of Seoul with some becoming more popular than others either due to a central location, the size or a delicacy or item ...

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    A Bad Weather Temple Adventure
    August 4, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! During my summer vacation, I decided to visit a handful of temples on the northern end of the Korean peninsula. One of those temples was Beopjusa Temple in Boeun-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-do. Earlier…

  • Seoul, Korea: Tagpol Park
    Independence in Tapgol Park
    July 14, 2014, No comments

    While it is unclear exactly when Tapgol Park (탑골공원) was first established in Jongno-gu, it’s relevance in the history of the city is unquestioned. The site originally housed Weongaksa Temple and remnants…