All posts tagged Korean

  • A Snowy Walk on the Seoul Fortress Wall
    A Snowy Walk On the Seoul Fortress Wall
    December 21, 2013, No comments

    Huge flakes of snow were falling from the sky and to most it would have seemed an inopportune time to head out to hike the Fortress Wall of Bugaksan Mountain, but plans had been made and the hiking club members, no strangers…

  • Lotte World Christmas Festival
    10 Things To Do This Winter In Korea
    December 5, 2013, No comments

    The chills are here to stay, but don’t let them keep you indoors and away from the fun. Like any other season, there’s still plenty to do across the country. Grab a coat, a parka, or whatever you call the warmest thing…

  • 2013 Seoul Lantern Festival
    The Cheonggyecheon Lights Up
    November 10, 2013, No comments

    The 2013 Seoul Lantern Festival is in full swing, literally the lanterns are swinging from the bridges and wires that cross the Cheonggyecheon stream. Every night from November 1 to November 17 lanterns under the…

  • Pork & Tofu Dumplings
    Pork & Tofu Dumplings: 돼지고기 만두
    September 18, 2013, No comments

    A few years ago I went to Beijing for the Lunar New Year and for dinner on the eve of the holiday the hotel my friends and I stayed in were having a special event to get everyone involved. We were to make our own dumplings for …

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    Foreign Loanwords in Korean
    September 17, 2013, No comments

    Like any other language, Korean has collected a lot of loanwords over the centuries. It doesn’t take long after learning a bit of Korean to start noticing the high number of foreign words all around you. You’ve…

  • Graduation Photo - Level 6 class at SNU
    Thinking of studying in Korea? : Summer programs
    September 6, 2013, No comments

    I have many friends who have studied abroad in America and Australia and complained of “culture shock”. However, in a country where not only the language is different but the culture too is completely alien,…

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    Seonyudo & Jangjado
    September 4, 2013, No comments

    Seonyudo(선유도) is a beautiful island along the West coast of South Korea, not to be mistaken with the Seonyudo in Seoul. This Seonyudo is part of the Gogunsan series of islands by Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, and is a popular…

  • Goyang City
    Goyang city
    August 19, 2013, No comments

    When visiting South Korea, most people remain in Seoul or travel south to well-known tourist destinations such as Busan and Jeonju. But right next to Seoul is Goyang, a fairly new built up city which is continually expanding…