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Korean Culture, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korean Culture

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... official visitors book on display, This was a fascinating exhibition which also supplied some interesting information about Seoul. We also visited a traditional Korean village called Namsangol Hanok village. Here we got to experience traditional ...

Don't Count Your Luck, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Don't Count Your Luck

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... couriered my passport to the travel agent within an hour. There are times when I truly appreciate being in a country like Korea, where crimes like theft are relatively rare. In another country this story might not have had such a happy conclusion. I ...

The Life & Seoul, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The Life & Seoul

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... the mountain were great as you can see other nearby mountains and the city below. We decided to visit an Electronics Market in Seoul on Monday morning. As Korea is home to 'Samsung' and 'LG' we were hoping to find some new products that are not yet out ...

The DMZ, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The DMZ

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... on the tour was the 3rd infiltration tunnel. This was one of four tunnels found by the South Koreans that leads directly to Seoul from North Korea. The tunnel is small, dark and damp. It really puts the threat of an invasion into perspective. When the ...

Korea - In Transit, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korea - In Transit

A travel blog entry by shaeh

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... me every 2 hours. I tried one of their a Korean style rice dishes and it was really good.  The 23 degrees in Seoul is so humid it feels like the equivalent to Melbourne's 30 degrees.   I lucked out in seating arrangements and looks like ...

Dazzling city, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Dazzling city

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... when we arrived after a grueling red-eye flight. We were also greeted by that most delightful creature- the airport bureaucrat. Korea is another of those countries that puts your luggage through another scan before you're allowed into the country, and ...

seoul, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

seoul

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... of them are completely shit soul-less tack, based on the American culture that inflicts most things aged under 25 in Seoul. Jinie explained that Koreans take their knowledge of America almost exclusively through Hollywood and MTV. Why they want to base ...

Look! A dog on the ground!, Goyang City, Korea Rep. travel blog

Look! A dog on the ground!

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... have been stuffed taking the subway home, so she handed over her remaining won to a cab driver to take back to the other side of Seoul. I loped home, heavy with the weight of my hangover and soju regret. Can I just say it one more time? It's hard to ...

The Big Wet, Goyang City, Ilsan, South Korea, Korea Rep. travel blog

The Big Wet

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... through water a couple of feet deep to get from point A to point B is not the most appealing of prospects considering Korea never really got around to building a sealed sewerage system, and the fact that the filth one usually tries to avoid stepping in ...

McDonald Flavoured Underpants, Goyang City, Ilsan, Korea Rep. travel blog

McDonald Flavoured Underpants

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... were generous, but I thought that was just really lovely. I'm spending my days at the moment going between Sogang University in Seoul at a teacher training course with 65 other new recruits and the other time in observation classes at my school in Juyup. ...

Seoul - Day 137-139, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Seoul - Day 137-139

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Day 137 - 08/07/08 Jumped on the bus from Kowloon to the Airport this morning at 5am to catch my 8am flight to Seoul, South Korea. Just made it to the airport before check-in closed due to the bus taking some obscure route which it didn't take in the ...

Happy Birthday Buddah, Goyang City, Ilsan gu, Korea Rep. travel blog

Happy Birthday Buddah

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... this country and forcing kids to stop speaking their own language, especially when they misinterpret the rule and run around saying "No Korea!" It's a little cringe-worthy, but it's a rule their parents want enforced. Whatever. They are soaking it up like ...

Korean War Memorial, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korean War Memorial

A travel blog entry by trent

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... got it all taken care of but it'll take a week to process (I had to pay $50 extra for that privilege), so I'm kinda stuck in Seoul for the next 7 days. I also had to go to the USO to pay for a DMZ tour for John and Claire (I was gonna join but the ...

The 20 night wait, Part I, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The 20 night wait, Part I

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Seoul, South Korea GMT +8:00 hours All too familiar 20 nights. That's how much time we have to kill between leaving our now-only-a-fond-memory KE camp on November 30th and reporting for our next contract on December 20th. But, having to kill ...

Seoul searching, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Seoul searching

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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Seoul Searching, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Seoul Searching

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Seoul, South Korea GMT + 8hrs Seoul Searching So I've spent the last 11 days in Seoul just waiting to leave. Yes, I've had stuff to do, just not 11 days worth of stuff to do. So basically I've just been waiting. Again. Were I really bored ...

The 20 night wait, Part II, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The 20 night wait, Part II

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... While you'll find it hard to find them in either Ireland or Canada, you can still rent VHS movies over here in Korea (at least in this area of Seoul you can). We went to rent a DVD the other night using Jays membership only to find that DVD's were few ...

Dominoes and Monopoly (or) First Impressions, Goyang City, Ilsan, Korea Rep. travel blog

Dominoes and Monopoly (or) First Impressions

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... Australia to shame. They are absolutely, incomprehensibly odd. As if post-modernism is a trait to be highly regarded in Korea's youngens. More recognisably, I found Barney the Purple Dinosaur, Tom and Jerry, and Pokemon translated into Korean. (And yes, ...

Happy New Year!, Inuyama, Busan, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by jo-jo

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... had to have our passports checked and wear badges. We visited the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel (built by North Korea, headed directly towards Seoul), Dora Observatory (where we could see North Korea under heavy military supervision), Dorason Train Station (the ...

TGIO, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

TGIO

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Meg is no exception. Game Over indeed The first entry in this travelogue poses the 'wondering how far we'll go' question. Well, Seoul, Korea is the answer. Yep, Meg is heading home in 4 days, back to the comforts of Canada for some well needed TLC. ...

A Knock at the Door, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

A Knock at the Door

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... tree. To the north, on a clear day, is Inwangsan in the distance. Running through the center is Toegyero, one of Seoul's main thoroughfares. It's a bit like having a place over Broadway looking north onto Times Square, though at times the height makes ...

Party Hearty, Goyang City, Ilsan, Korea Rep. travel blog

Party Hearty

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... along to Bette Davis Eyes a little louder? I've been wondering this, because all the teachers I've met since arriving in Korea lead lives such as these. We are the models of sobriety and good behaviour at work, instilling virtues examples into the ...

Korea's cullinary weapons of mass destruction, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korea's cullinary weapons of mass destruction

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... make, and will keep for many weeks in the fridge, slowly growing tangier. kimchi There are many types of kimchi eaten in Korea. Baechu kimchi, the most common variety, is made with Chinese cabbage. To make a batch of baechu kimchi: 1. 5 ...

Back on familiar ground, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Back on familiar ground

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Seoul, South Korea GMT +8:00 hours Fast Forward Okay, so here I am diving headlong into an entry from Seoul, where we arrived yesterday. I know, I know. You're probably wondering where the entries for Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey are? Well, ...

The Faceless Killer, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The Faceless Killer

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... how the telling of news reflects the values, norms and biases of the society on which it reports. While not as pronounced in Korea as in neighbouring Asian countries, keeping "face" is still a societal imperative. Because of this, the images in stories ...

A Summing Up, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

A Summing Up

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... the things that await me. I've had a great year in Korea, no matter the many ups and downs, and as my exit approaches I'm the happiest man in Seoul, not because I'm leaving, but because in the end I did do it well, and will do it even better down the ...

I'm Afraid of Americans, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

I'm Afraid of Americans

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... down the street in Itaewon in packs. Itaewon is the main foreigner's neighbourhood and close to the largest US military base in South Korea. A small mercy of the night life here is that servicemen from the base have a 1 a.m. curfew, so most clear out ...

Climbing Mount Inwang, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Climbing Mount Inwang

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... . There was free spring water from designated taps, and many public toilets before the climb got onerous. (On a side note, Korea has excellent public facilities. Even subway bathrooms are relatively clean, and it's the law that any building over 5 floors ...

Boys Night Out, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Boys Night Out

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... outnumber women. Or just an unconventional way for horny people to hook up. They are certainly an extension of Korea's slightly more convoluted than average take on sexuality, where homosexuality "doesn't exist", condoms are unfashionable, and ...

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