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Exploring the Great Wall of ... Korea

Co-workers used to ask me, what is there to do while stationed in Korea?  I remember laughing in reply.  For some time I have been completely...

Traditional markets in Korea and the joy of shopping

In the U.S. we have farmer’s markets, market days or cooperative markets. If you’re a Suzanne Collins’ fan, the Hob in The Hunger Games brings to...

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AAAAHHHHHHHH: Let's go beyond the normal spa experience in Korea

Korea’s quirky spa culture remains as pristine and accessible as ever. If you haven’t disrobed and paraded around a Korean sauna, you haven’t...

I invest in travel, not things. Here's why

If my mom’s English was good enough and she read this post, she would probably not talk to me for a long time. My mother-in-law lovingly called us...

See the light at Yongsan Electronics Market in Korea

You don’t have to be a gadget guro, techy, or electronics lover to want to check out the Yongsan Electronics Market. This massive market sprawls...

A perfect place to unwind in Seoul

Living in Seoul rarely makes you bored with fancy shopping malls, never ending food adventures, and entertaining shows & events happening...

Surfing the new Korean wave

BUSAN – It has become almost clichéd to say that hard work is ingrained in contemporary Korean culture. Though unseated last year by Mexico as the...

Discover Korea’s grandest landscape in Namhae

Officially called Namhaedo Island, Namhae in Gyeongsangnam-do is the fifth largest island in Korea. The sea around Namhae is dotted with 76...

Traditional Markets in Seoul

Traditional markets in Korea are hidden treasures, often located in residential neighborhoods, or just around the corner from grand palaces and...

Summer Splash: Korea's best water parks

As summer temperatures rise day by day, more and more people across the nation are searching for ways to have fun and cool off. With their giant...

Time to get lost at sea ... around Korea

The tide was out, and the old man plodded through the mud, stopping to poke and dig every few feet. From our campsite a few hundred meters away,...

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