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April 14, 2014

It’s simply the Korean’s way to inject some fun into life.  Valentine’s Day (14 Feb), where the ladies give chocolate to the guy they admire and anxiously await the guy’s response on…

A memorial Bridge for New Zealand's service in Korean War

Koreans and Kiwis: Finding Korea in New Zealand

April 11, 2014, No comments

It’s my personal theory that the quirk that causes people to see faces in inanimate objects or identify human emotions in animals is probably the sa ...

London Book Fair Korea Focus

The London Book Fair – Korea Market Focus 2014

April 9, 2014, No comments

This spring at the annual London Book Fair, the UK has chosen Korea as the market focus. The Book Fair will be giving the UK public a very full three- ...

Colourful paintings line the streets at Daegu's Bangcheon Market

Art in the Streets: Exploring Daegu’s Bangcheon Market

April 7, 2014, No comments

If you’re travelling in Korea, you’ve gotta get yourself to a traditional market! Filled with every snack and knick-knack you can imagine, the tra ...

  • Is your Friday burning
    Sling around some Korean Slang
    March 24, 2014, No comments

    I overheard ajummas on the bus talking about a group of middle-schoolers who just had gotten off: “I didn’t understand a word of what they said.” Not surprising, because the teens’ conversation had been peppered…

  • Rejina Park 2014
    K-Fashion Odyssey Exhibition, London
    March 17, 2014, No comments

    K-Fashion Odyssey Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK Dates: 4 February – 15 March 2014 With London Fashion Week last month seeing Korean designers such as J.JS Lee and Eudon Choi becoming regulars at the biggest…

  • Psy Gangnam Style hot tub scene
    Baring it All: Inside the Jjimjilbang
    March 10, 2014, 2 Comments

    Fans of all things Korea will undoubtedly know about the jjimjilbang (찜질방), or public bathhouse. It’s a rite of initiation for foreign residents and tourists setting foot in the Land of Morning Calm. To dip…

  • Enjoying charcoal-grilled saeng samgyeopsal at my favourite pork restaurant!
    So Tasty: Samgyeopsal!
    February 28, 2014, No comments

    Samgyeopsal (삼겹살) or barbecued pork is one of Korea’s best-known dishes and exports. I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this staple dish but it’s certainly popular. The Korean Tourism Organization…