Bamboo Forests, Green Tea Fields, and Island Exploration in Korea: Yeongsang River Biking Ventures

By CHASE A. CHISHOLM with JOIN CHASE Travel Journal Get more adventurous with your cycling trips in South Korea. Don’t be afraid to leave your bike for side excursions, or take it along for the ride. Being able to easily travel to a trail’s starting point, especially if you only have a day or two to complete a […]

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Fight Club and Cherry Blossoms

By Simon slater of The Secret Map “Nothing is static. Everything is evolving. Everything is falling apart.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club. Nothing is static, as fictitious character Tyler Durden says in the novel Fight Club. Certainly not in Seoul, a city whose internal cogs move so fast it wouldn’t know how to slow down, continuously and rapidly […]

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The Cheonggyecheon: The Underground River of Seoul’s Future and Past

  Seoul: Repetitive Concrete or Emerging Visual Wonder? There tends to be confusion when people write or think about Seoul.  Is Seoul one of the new great and must-see cities of Asia; or is it a city plagued by pollution, overpopulation, traffic and stale, archaic architecture?  After perusing the Internet, an individual could draw different conclusions.  […]

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Dear CNN, This is the Real Jeju Island

Not long ago, CNN wrote an article on Jeju Island which left me slightly iffed and disappointed.  Not only does it show a lack of knowledge of Jeju’s deeper culture by comparing it to places like Hawaii, but it seems as though the lack-lustre article was put together after extensive hours of research via Google.  I’m not sure about you, […]

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