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Is reunification happening in the Korean Peninsula? Posted by on Nov 21, 2018

Is 통일(Tong-il: reunification) happening in 한반도(Han-ban-do: the Korean Peninsula)? When I was around 10 years old, I remember I got really scared after listening to the news. The news was about the immediate possibility of invasion by 북한 (Book-han: North Korea). The news showed people frantically stocking up on canned food and 라면(Rah-men: an instant…

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The Homogeneous Culture in South Korea is Evolving Posted by on Nov 7, 2018

diversity in korea

If I remember correctly, most people in Korea didn’t want to standout. I once thought this common desire to blend in could encourage people to think and behave similarly. However, I am not quite sure about this thought anymore. When I grew up in Korea, following the 유행( Yoo- Hang, trend) was something everybody did…

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South Korea Highlights Posted by on May 27, 2015

It’s been a lot of fun posting travel articles and videos to the Korean blog over the past few months, but until I make it back to the land of kimchi and soju, I’m afraid I’m fresh out of new content. While many travelers to this side of the world tend to pass over South…

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Changyeong Palace Video Tour Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

Tour one of Seoul’s Five Grand Palaces – Changyeonggung – in this short video. It was destroyed twice by the Japanese, but has been somewhat restored and is a nice place to spend an afternoon in the Korean capital.

The Five Grand Palaces of Seoul Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

The last kingdom in Korea was the Joseon Dynasty (조선왕조), which lasted from 1392 all the way until 1910. Over the reign of Joseon, Seoul became the capital city and center of state affairs. Throughout the years, the kings had many grand palaces built here – five of them are currently open to the public. For…

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Five Days in South Korea Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

안녕하세요! Hello everyone! My name is Sasha, which I’ve been told is 사샤 in Korean. I’m from the USA (미국), but I currently live in China (중국). I’m an English teacher and blogger/videographer – you can usually find my work on the Chinese, Indonesian, and Thai Language & Culture blogs. I’ve never lived in Korea, and…

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North-South Trouble Posted by on May 14, 2010

If you’ve watched the news recently, North and South Korea haven’t been getting along so well. That is, of course, you could argue that they’ve never really gotten along, they’ve tolerated each other. The current news is that South Korea shot warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat. According to South Korean officials, the North…

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