All posts tagged Korean

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    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…

  • Moon Jar London
    Moon Jar 달항아리
    July 30, 2013, No comments

    KCCUK Exhibition Moon Jar : Contemporary Translations in Britain 18 June -17 August 2013 This year marks a very special 130 years of Anglo-Korean relations and the London Korean Cultural Centre (KCCUK) has so far marked…

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    A Review of 10 Korean Textbooks
    July 17, 2013, 1 Comment

    I’ve been studying Korean on and off since 2006, so over the years I’ve gone through a lot of books, good and bad. If you’re in the market for a Korean book there are millions nowadays to choose from.…

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    Heo Jun, the Legendary Doctor of Joseon
    March 27, 2013, No comments

    Know any famous doctors? Ask this question to a Korean and most likely the answer you’ll hear is “Heo Jun” (허준). Never mind that he was a physician of the Joseon Dynasty some centuries ago, Heo Jun is without…

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    Looking back – the Korea Blog 2012
    December 27, 2012, No comments

    So 2012 is on its way out. It was quite the eventful year; lots of memorable happenings in Korea and out, and it wasn’t an exception here on the Korea Blog. So what was it like here in 2012? What were the most popular posts?…