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Cherry Blossoms at the 2011 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2016 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul

It’s that time of year again. The cold winter air is starting to thaw, birds are chirping, and flowers are starting to bloom. If you’re in Korea, it’s no doubt that you will soon begin to see the pink and whit...
by Jim Cheney
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A lantern depicting a Joseon dynasty drummer on display at the 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival. The 2012 Seoul Lantern Festival is being help from November 2-18.

The 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival: Cold, but Awesome

During my two years living in South Korea, I went to many different kinds of festivals. Some of my favorite, though, featured Korean traditional lanterns. In November of each year, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of Seou...
by Jim Cheney
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Things to do in Busan, South Korea.

5 Great Things to do in Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea, is one of Asia’s most underrated cities. The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is more known for its large port than its attractions. However, if you visit the city, you’ll uncover a laid...
by Jim Cheney
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Treasures of Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visiting the Treasures of Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

It’s been just a few days over two years since I left my temporary home in South Korea and started on a long and epic journey home. However, even though I only lived in Korea for two years, there will always be a part of ...
by Jim Cheney
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Two characters act during the Byeolsingut Talnori Dance at the Andong Mask Festival in South Korea.

The 2013 Andong Mask Festival: Korea’s Must-See Event

Korea is known as a country with many great festivals. From cherry blossoms, to mud, to beautiful lanterns, there are festivals for nearly everything. In my opinion though, one of the best festivals in Korea, and certainly the ...
by Jim Cheney
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My wife, Julie, holding our smoked omul in Listvyanka, Russia.

Smoked Omul, Babushkas, and Lake Baikal

“Should we try it?” my wife and I said to each other, apprehension on our faces. All around us stood old babushkas, heads covered in checkered red scarves, the deep canyons that covered their haggard faces indicativ...
by Jim Cheney
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