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The birth of Korean goth rock

In 1996, just about ten years after the crest of the Gothic rock scene in the West, there were ripples of Goth beginning to show in the South...

Changwon Gagopa Chrysanthemum Festival

Hey! Get off the base and check out a festival!

Editor's note: Stuck in a rut? Then enjoy one of the many festivals Korea has to offer. (This was updated Nov. 1) 
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Seoul’s music scene

There’s a lot going on in the music scene in Seoul that people miss.

A push going on right now amongst musicians is to get out of...
The author after returning from her hash run.

What an adventure! The Gibsons go hash running

Editor's Note: All I can say is you really have to read this story by Shannon Gibson. You will laugh out loud! Shannon, thanks for sharing...

This wall surrounds Building 4701 on Yongsan Garrison. The building  is rumored to be haunted and many who’ve worked in and around the building claim to have seen and heard eerie things. A remnant of the Japanese occupation of Korea, the building was once part of a prison. Some say it was an office. Others believe it was a crematorium. Jimmy Norris/Stars and Stripes

Ghostly stories, unexplained phenomena spook Pacific troops

Editor's Note: There's something strange in our neighborhood, but who are you gonna call? As Halloween approaches, we thought you might enjoy...

This museum is Dino-mite

Is your family fascinated with dinosaurs?

Well, mine is. Since our arrival in South Korea last year, my children, Natalya and Diego, had...

Garak Market: Seoul's other, better market

Garak Market is the ultimate Seoul street-market, moved indoors. The produce and seafood are cheap and fresh, and vendors still get a kick out of...

Located in the dangerous Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas, Dorasan Station opened in 2002 and, depending on how one looks at it, is either the last stop by train in South Korea, or the first stop into North Korea from the south. Although the tracks are connected, the communist regime to the north doesn't allow trains to pass through, so the $40 million station sits unused.

Dorasan train station in DMZ still waiting for a connection

Editor's note: There are a lot of interesting places to check out in Korea. Here's one. Enjoy the read.

Under the watchful eye of...

Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival

Have some fun at a festival

There's so much to do in Korea. So get off the base and start exploring! A good way to get started is to check out one of the many...

Finding budo in Kyoto

Be it to climb the ancient steps of Buddhist temples or steal a glimpse at a classically garbed geisha, Kyoto is the go-to destination to see...

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