How the online community works in Korea

In fact, Korea has a quite unique online community. You may have noticed if you have lived in Korea for a while. Unlike the majority part of the world, google is not as powerful as Naver is in Korea as a search engine. That is, it is the ultimate reason why it is hard to

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A Small Korean town’s European affair: Gapyeong

Since my childhood days, I have been fascinated by European towns. Special thanks to ‘The Sound of Music’, that I have watched at least a 100 times. However, with current responsibilities, Europe was way off my chart. During research on outskirts of Seoul, I came to know of Gapyeong (a county near Seoul). From the images,

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A City of Culture – Insadong

Is there any place that comes to your mind when you think of Korean traditional culture & crafts? Yes? No? Probably you have heard about Insadong? As compared to Hongdae, which is a place for modern arts, fashion & night clubs, Insadong instead, is well known for its Korean traditional cultures and definitely not an

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A Lotus Lantern Floating Through Seoul

The Lotus Lantern Festival is an annual event that has been held since 1,000 years ago and became an inherent part of Korean culture. The festivities last for about two weeks and consist of different events to honor Buddhism and the birthday of Buddha. The Yeondeung”, which translates into “lantern lightning”, is an important ritual

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Jeonju’s Millenium Worth of History

Jeonju, the capital of North Jeolla Prefecture, is a popular weekend getaway for families, couples and singles, old and young, as it is comfortably located about 3 hours from both Seoul and Busan by bus. Most famed for its long history and wide-spread village of traditional Korean houses, the city is also known for outstanding

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