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  • secret garden In Western fantasies, a secret garden is a powerful allegory of a romantic relationship that remains hidden to the external world. For the Joseon kings and their family who lived in the Chang Deok Dong palace, the Secret Garden Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 30, 2017
  • SongdoSongdo is a special area of Incheon, and Incheon is a city between Seoul and the sea, known mostly because it hosts the international airport of Seoul. Songdo was wasteland 10 years ago, and Incheon got the bright idea to Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 30, 2017
  • NamSanShin’s cousin is a pharmacist. When she started 15 years ago she bought an existing pharmacy that asked little goodwill. The price of a pharmacy depended on the annual sales, and this in turn depended on the number and type Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 29, 2017
  • some politicsThere are always demonstrations going on in front of Seoul city hall. There’s a lot of space there. Unions. A religious group condemns the mayor’s statement that homosexuals should get equal rights. And there is a big camp set up Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 28, 2017
  • Chang Deok Dong palacePalaces in East Asia are not just "A" building. They are cities, and 3000 people lived in Chang Deok Dong - of which 2000 military. The forbidden city in Beijing is obviously the most famous palace. Korea for centuries was Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 28, 2017
  • senior citizenLoss of stamina, difficulty to memorise, difficulties to fake a six-pack. I’m yet to discover the advantages of ageing, but at least I reaped my first financial benefit: free admission to the royal palace, price reduction for the access Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 28, 2017
  • NoryangjinThe wholesale auction starts at 5 am. I didn’t go there. Once the available fish and shellfish, dead and alive, has been distributed over the hundreds of stalls, the retail sale starts. Clients come and go, but most of the turnover Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 27, 2017
  • Chan Te Il (Jeon Tae-Il)South Korea emerged from the civil war in the fifties as a third world country. The power was in hands of the military, who delivered the president and de factor dictator. Allegiance to the US as the only protection against Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 26, 2017
  • the THAAD effectKorea is not particularly a tourist attraction. The main visitors are Japanese and Chinese. I don’t think I have seen 20 white “Caucasians” in these 5 days that we were outside all the time. Following the launch of ballistic missiles Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 25, 2017
  • reunion syndromeTechnically, South and North Korea are still at war, they just signed a ceasefire (in 1955 I believe). The South Korean Government has since an important “ministry of reunification” and I’m sure that North Korea has the same. On one Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 25, 2017
  • KoreaFor those who are less familiar with my personal situation: Shin Seung Won is Korean and she has been my partner for the past 5 years. It is thus not surprising that Korea was part of this tour. We Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 25, 2017
  • Around the World 2015: SeoulNorthern California was great for scenery and wineries, but once we got on our way to Seoul our minds were focused on markets and food. European farmers markets and fine cuisine are all well and good, but nothing can beat Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Mar 2, 2017
  • Packing list for two different climates & a wedding We're staying in Seoul at a really awesome Airbnb in Hongdae District. When I was researching places and areas to stay, Hongdae came up as a hip district with a young partying crowd. It's named after Hongdae University. Posted by Merton Travels in Seoul & Cebu Winter 2017 | Feb 18, 2017
  • Gyeongju, South KoreaGyeongju is often referred as a museum without walls, which is certainly apparent when you get out of the bustling centre. Gyeongju and its surrounding sites seem to be the cultural heart of South Korea. I stayed at Guesthouse Momojein Posted by in | Sep 27, 2016
  • Busan, South KoreaAfter a fantastic time in Seoul, Byeongsu and I took the fast train south east of the country to the second biggest city - Busan. It's a 325 kilometre trip but only takes 2-2.5 hours if you take the KTX Posted by in | Sep 24, 2016
  • Seoraksan National Park, South KoreaAfter getting some snacks in the local 7-Eleven, I jumped on the bus and got dropped off at Sokcho which is the nearest city to the Seoraksan National Park. Sokcho is located on South Korea's north east coast and following Posted by in | Sep 20, 2016
  • Seoul, South KoreaSouth Korea has been on the bucket list for number of years thanks to stories from other travellers, what I've read and interest in the North and South Korean situation. I flew from Taipei into Seoul pretty late and was Posted by in | Sep 23, 2016
  • Seoul and Busan, KoreaThe trend of short jaunts to countries continues with Korea! We spent 2 days in Seoul, followed by a long bus ride, and 2 days in Busan, in the South. Seoul was a gorgeous city with lots of Posted by jillandloic in Jill and Loïc Adventures of a lifetime | Oct 23, 2016
  • South Korean Surprise!After bidding an emotional farewell to Europe we boarded our flight flight bound for our 1 last stop on the journey home. Our good friend Ash from our nursing class and her boyfriend had just moved to Seoul in South Posted by ScottGosling in Those Who Wander | Sep 27, 2016
  • South Korea P3: Tips and bits upon arrival ===This is Part 3 of my SK series. ===You can read [[|PART 1 here]] and [[|Part 2 here]]. More than a month after I got my visa, my much awaited fan-g Posted by Phpassport in Beyond passport stamps | Jun 19, 2016
  • South Korea: Travelling outside SEAsia for the first time[center]Land of the morning calm. K-Pop. Kimchi. [/center] [center] Ramen kimchi jjigae[/center] [center]Nobody, nobody but you **clap clap [i](I learned Posted by Phpassport in Beyond passport stamps | Jun 13, 2016
  • Seoul, South KoreaAfter hectic, smelly, and crowded Bangkok, the orderliness of Seoul was just what I needed to transition back to western life. Living in Bangkok has been amazing but it has shown me how much I can appreciate good public transportation, Posted by juliaaugh in Thailand 2016 | Jun 6, 2016
  • South KoreaHello everyone! I am in South Korea! I have always wanted to come here too! And I cannot wait to spend the next few days here! So come along as I wander the streets Seoul! The capital city, where I Posted by cameronxmoreno in My Dream Vacation Around the World | Jun 4, 2016
  • A tour of South KoreaWhat impressed me most is the korean TV series, which are romantic. So I made a decision to travel to Korea with my best friend. At that time I made a choice for a group travel, since it was convenience. Posted by yanqiu in Travel in Korea | May 30, 2016
  • Last Country in Asia Korea==Korea== Myeongdong It is all about fashion, fashion & fashion in Myeongdong, Seoul’s primary & most famous shopping district. If it’s variety that you’re after, there’s no better place to shop than Myeong-dong where you’ll find everything from internat Posted by Joshua Baldon in Get busy livin life (^-^) | May 19, 2016
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