LGBT : A Shy and Hidden Korean Culture

LGBT is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals and transgenders community.I got exposed to the thoughts and  presumptions Koreans have about queers when I attended my first company dinner. I am from India where queer marriage has still not been accepted so there were quite a few experiences I had, which were too common in my

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Visiting North Korea

North Korea has been a topic that has interested me for a long time.  Being an avid socialist in my youth, I was interested in the cause of communism around the world.  I did my research, but it was usually from a very biased view.  Coming to South Korea, I had an opportunity to study

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Superstitions in Korea

Even though individuality is what I always believe in , there is no denial that we have always been and will be associated with our ancestors and history where we were born . We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories and we give up our backs and allow religious myths

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The Great Chiakson Mountain

Like I have always said, I am a nature lover by heart, and anytime I get a chance to be close to it, I never miss the opportunity. If you were following my previous blogs you would remember that I am a city boy far away from mountains and beaches and to live around it has

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Some Top Tips for Living In Korea

This time around, I’ve got some top tips for living in Korea. From Food to little known but very useful tidbits that will make your trip or living experience much more enjoyable and not so mind spinning. Learn how to hold chopsticks! Yeah I said it, It’s an obvious tip for sure. But you probably

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The Allure of Korean JjimJilbangs

The Allure of Korean JjimJilbangs is strong with this one! Korean JjimJilbangs, or saunas, are essentially baths and spas where people come in, get naked, sweat and relax.  Upon hearing about them, most foreigners are appalled about being around a bunch of naked people- especially quite possibly being the only foreigner. Only one visit is

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Drinking culture and etiquette in Korea

Koreans consider drinking to be a part of their culture and a way to show respect to each other .Did i say “respect” , Yess!!!! . Though i myself am not a heavy drinker ,working in a corporate industry or attending a university with a group of Korean friends, you cannot just avoid it at

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Dog Soup

I have maintained for a very long time, the best way to experience a culture is through the food.  Like many new travelers, I started off skeptical and apprehensive to try new food.  I distinctively remember the first time I saw an octopus leg in my soup.  I was so angry I was about ready

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