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December 5, 2014

Winter is quickly approaching. The breezes are becoming chillier and the fashionable light weather jackets are being swapped for parkas and snug coats just a few weeks after autumn graced the peninsula. The colorful…

Just outside the walls of Tongdosa Temple (통도사)

5 Reasons Why I Love Autumn in Korea

November 5, 2014, No comments

My Busan hyung told me to hop in the car with no idea where we were going. After nearly an hour, I found myself in the majestic temple of Tongdosa ( ...

The Soul of Seoul: Yangnyeongsi Herbal Market

The Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Market

November 4, 2014, No comments

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 m ...

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Namsan’s Yellow Leaf Road

October 31, 2014, No comments

Everything has been turning yellow around me. The Gingko trees along the Hannam-dong lane in my neighborhood. The buses running up and down Namsan. ...

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    7 Places to be Dazzled by Fall Foliage in Korea
    October 22, 2014, No comments

    단풍 (Danpoong) – the Korean word for the changing of the leaves In September, the grey skies, choking humidity and stifling temperatures of summer finally surrender to cloudless, cobalt skies and crisp air. It’s…

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    Autumn Colors at the National Museum of Korea
    October 14, 2014, No comments

    The National Museum of Korea is just in my neighborhood. And every morning, as I ride the Blue Bus 400, I pass by its monumental structure, where a few passengers get off. These passengers must be working in the Museum.…

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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 October every year, is a day where Hangeul (한글) the Korean alphabet is celebrated.…