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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...

The Way of Harmony

Editor’s note: As an aikido practitioner for more than 15 years, I was amazed to come to Japan and discover that Aikikai Foundation’s dojo...

Korean baseball: Don't miss out on a special experience

Editor's note: If you haven't been to a Korean baseball game, you're missing something special. And right now it’s playoff time. Chris Tharp from...

A sign on Camp Casey in South Korea points the way out Gate 11 and up a hill to Golsandong Village, where about 130 are essentially landlocked between the base and the nearby mountains.

Golsandong: The village that time forgot

Editor’s note: For the 130 residents of this secluded haven, a short cut home runs through Camp Casey. We thought those of you who don’t know the...

Searching for the right shot

For 17 years, no one knew Sharbat Gula’s name. Everyone knew her face, though — the haunting green eyes, olive skin, her apprehension and beauty....

The land that time forgot


The Land Down Under has long been a favorite destination for Japanese travelers looking for cuddly koalas and fun in the sun, but there is a...

Earlier this month, in line with the epic Burning Man Festival in America, expats and Koreans gathered together in Gijipo Beach for a celebration of their own: Korea Burn. If you didn't attend, add it to the list of things you wish you had gone to.

Looking back on Korea Burn 2012

GIJIPO BEACH, South Korea -- A while back, someone invited me to some weird event on Facebook. Since I am a lousy Facebook friend, I let the...

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