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Psy Fans Gallop To Gangnam District (And Why I’m Not Happy About It)
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Psy Fans Gallop To Gangnam District (And Why I’m Not Happy About It)

You might assume that most global citizens have had enough of Psy, the infamous rapper who, if he didn’t invent his signature “gallop” dance, certainly resurrected it. You may think this genius of a man […]

Mixing It Up In Seoul: 5 Unique Ways To Experience South Korea
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Mixing It Up In Seoul: 5 Unique Ways To Experience South Korea

Travelers often feel a certain pressure to see everything of historical and cultural significance when they visit a new city or country. They frantically rush from museum, to monument, to palace as if they are […]

This Is Why You Want To Experience Seoul’s Nightlife
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This Is Why You Want To Experience Seoul’s Nightlife

Quite simply, it rocks and will probably suck you in. On a recent trip to the Korean capital, my friends and I found it utterly impossible to break the cycle of pre-dinner drinks, delicious Korean […]

A Welcome Of The Most Korean Kind
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A Welcome Of The Most Korean Kind

South Korea, my Asian home away from home where I experienced my first living abroad experiment, is an anomaly of sorts, really. There are aspects of the culture I will never comprehend, nor should I. […]

Seoul: The Old, The New, The Perfect
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Seoul: The Old, The New, The Perfect

Korea, like an onion (or Shrek), is steeped in layers. Ancient history and tradition hold fast as trendy and progressive thinking prevail. It has an interesting dynamic of old and ultra-modern, most likely due to an age-old history of invasion. The fiercely held traditions are entwined […]

Almost Making It To The Top Of South Korea’s Jirisan
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Almost Making It To The Top Of South Korea’s Jirisan

Jirisan, one of South Korea’s highest mountains, is a favorite hike in the country. But come prepared, it’s not as easy as you’d hoped. By Andrew Post Jirisan, the highest mountain in continental South Korea, […]

Manners And Taboos: Advice For Watching Yourself Abroad
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Manners And Taboos: Advice For Watching Yourself Abroad

We all know different cultures have their specific intricacies, and it takes a little research to become aware of them when traveling. Even I remember a friend of mine in Korea, very politely saying, “Jon, […]

The DMZ: Travel To The Most Dangerous Place On Earth
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The DMZ: Travel To The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

A trip to the DMZ only heightens the wish that one day, unification for the Koreans will no longer be a dream. By Jon Wick 3/29/09 2:42 p.m. Dora Observatory, DMZ Razor wire surrounded us […]