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4 of the Best Foods to Try While Traveling in Korea

Korean food is delicious. This cannot be debated. After traveling for 2 weeks in Korea, where I am researching and writing exclusive Korea travel articles for email subscribers, I have had amazing opportunities to taste this first hand. Although there are many delicious foods in Korea and I haven’t had a chance to try them all, I will list some of the tastiest, most interesting, … Continue reading 4 of the Best Foods to Try While Traveling in Korea

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Visiting the Place Where the Gwangju Uprising Started

Outside the gates of Chonnam University in Gwangju city, in a patch of overgrown grass, next to a silhouette of a person walking, is a photo of a mass of students holding signs at the gate and facing down paratroopers. The photo was taken on May 18, 1980. It was the start of the Gwangju Uprising. The Gwangju Uprising was a seminal moment in the … Continue reading Visiting the Place Where the Gwangju Uprising Started

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10 Reasons Why Hiking in Korea Differs from the Rest of the World

  Why Everyone Should Hike at Least Once in Korea I spent the first 25 years of my life in midwestern American states that were expansive, flat, and virtually devoid of any scenic value. As I turned 25, I got the opportunity to move to the significantly more interesting state of California – specifically if you are into landform undulations or variety. It was on … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Hiking in Korea Differs from the Rest of the World

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Biking Across South Korea With a Dog

 Korea’s Cycling Road Tour 4대강 국토종주 자전거  Shuffling among the suffocating crowds of more than 50 million people (more than all of Canada), it is hard to imagine finding space to breath. If you yearn to stretch your limbs and explore the calmer, more natural side of South Korea, riding cross country is the perfect escape. The cycling paths are a part of a $20 billion project … Continue reading Biking Across South Korea With a Dog

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Tao Expeditions: Kill What You Eat

Between El Nido and Coron:  Tao Expeditions Chapter Six:  Killing Pigs   The method for killing what you eat, at least on this island, was to pierce the throat with a long spike and thrust it downwards to the heart. I wanted to do it. They brought the pig to the outdoor kitchen at the Tao Center. Two islanders held down the pig and another … Continue reading Tao Expeditions: Kill What You Eat

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 ride, is one of the many perks of biking around … Continue reading Bamboo Forests, Green Tea Fields, and Island Exploration in Korea: Yeongsang River Biking Ventures

Nanta: The Live Show you Must See if you Live in Korea.

If you’re a fan of dancing, food being chopped really quickly, and physical comedy then a Nanta show is the one for you. This is a uniquely Korean show, which has been running for almost twenty years all around the world. It’s already been seen by over 9 million people in over 50 countries so far, so it might be worth checking out for you, … Continue reading Nanta: The Live Show you Must See if you Live in Korea.

Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art – A Review of Limited Time Exhibits

Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art Review The current batch of pieces at the Museum of Contemporary Art will only be around for a few more weeks and there’s plenty to enjoy. The artists are all internationally renowned and it is a joy to see their work being showcased for the first time in Seoul. There is work from the Danish artist Jesper Just, Pakistani Shahzia … Continue reading Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art – A Review of Limited Time Exhibits

How to Bike Around South Korea on a Budget

By CHASE A. CHISHOLM with JOIN CHASE Travel Journal All you need is $50 to go on a bike trip around South Korea for several days. Transit. Accommodation. Food. Everything. I’ve done it. And biking on a budget in Korea doesn’t necessarily mean cookies and instant coffee for breakfast every day of your trip. Though, I’m not opposed to the idea. Even if I had enough money to … Continue reading How to Bike Around South Korea on a Budget

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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.  According to a poll conducted by Lonely Planet (A well … Continue reading The Cheonggyecheon: The Underground River of Seoul’s Future and Past