Colors of Korea: The Beauty and Balance of Blue

Even the most naive individuals understand there is a philosophy of dual forces in the eastern world. For westerners, the most recognizable symbol of this philosophy is the yin-yang or tai chi symbol. The simplicity of the black and white shape demonstrates a harmonic balance between the forces of yin and yang. Superficially, the forces…

The Best Beaches in Korea (Close to Seoul)

From the Beaches Florida to the Beaches of South Korea I hail from another peninsula that is very flat (Florida).  We don’t have hills; we have beaches, and I am very turned on by beaches. Unfortunately, Seoul is not blessed with beaches. Hills and mountains inundate Seoul and South Korea.  This may pleasure the whims…

Pine and Ocean, The Best Smelling City in the World

Let’s face it, Korea doesn’t get good reviews when It comes to the olfactory department.  Critiques of Seoul’s odorous sewage, pollution, and the piercing pungency of beondegi(boiled silk worm pupae) are well documented online.  To be fair, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time(2 weeks) in San Francisco(A city universally adored by all) and I…

Gangneung, South Korea: Best Smelling City in the World?

  Does Korea Smell Bad? Let’s face it, Korea doesn’t get good reviews when It comes to the olfactory department.  Critiques of Seoul’s odorous sewage, pollution, and the piercing pungency of beondegi(boiled silk worm pupae) are well documented online.  To be fair, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time(2 weeks) in San Francisco(A city universally…