An Adventure in Nami Island

Since I stepped my feet in Korea for the first time, I really hoped that I could visit this famous island. Yeah, Nami Island is famous for its romantic situation because popular Korean drama, Winter Sonata, was filmed there. Nami Island is located outside Seoul, or exactly in Gangwon-do. So to go there, I had

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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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Hahoe Folk Village: A Hidden Gem

In Andong, a city about an hour from Busan, or three hours from Seoul; there is a traditional Korean village called Hahoe Folk Village (안동 하회마을), also known simply as “Hahoe Village”. It was originally established in the 16th century during the Joseon Dynasty, and to this day is a one-clan community. Today, the village

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Plastic Perfection: Are South Koreans Infatuated with Beauty?

An opinion piece by Kimchee Magazine contributor, Andrew Fraser.  Lately, South Korea has been getting a lot of negative attention online from people all around the world due to its increasingly casual attitude toward plastic surgery. It isn’t breaking news that Korea has one of the fastest-growing plastic surgery industries, and Koreans are being mocked and

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De-mystifying Korean Blood Types

If you’re living in North America (like I currently am), it is fairly likely that you have no idea what your blood type is. You may happen to know if you got blood taken recently and remembered to ask or your parents might remember, but it’s not something that we spend a lot of time

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The Truth About Aegyo (애교)

We’re sure you’ve heard the term ‘aegyo’ (애교) before, especially if you have lived in or have spent any amount of time in Korea (or are investing time in learning about the culture). It’s virtually everywhere – it’s popular on television shows, in memes on the web and it’s likely that you’ll see a lot

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Yuna Kim – Queen on Ice

She is the princess of South Korea . During the 2004-2005 season, She placed second at the Junior Grand Prix Final, earning Korea’s first international medal in the history of figure skating.Making her senior international debut in 2006, she came to prominence when she claimed two gold medals in a row at the 2006-2007 season

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