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Performers at the Seoul Drum Festival

The 2013 Seoul Drum Festival: Korea’s Most Rhythmic Festival

When I was a kid, I wrote a published poem that started out “The rhythmic beats of the drums filled the air”, and while I may have visited the Seoul Drum Festival 20 years later, I don’t think a better first s...
by Jim Cheney
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Lanterns at the 2010 Seoul Lantern Festival in South Korea

The 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival

For the last three years the Seoul Lantern Festival has been held over the course of several weeks in November. Featuring thousands of lanterns along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul, the festival is among Seoul̵...
by Jim Cheney
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Downtown Seoul, South Korea at Gwanghwamun Plaza

Reader Mailbag: What to do with 5 Days in Seoul, South Korea

One of the reasons that I started Tripologist.com was because I love helping others plan their travels. Recently, I was asked the following question on Twitter: “Hi! Can you suggest a five day itinerary in Seoul? Thanks.&...
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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The terraced rows of green tea at the Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea.

Off the Beaten Path: The Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea

While living in South Korea for two years and traveling extensively around the country, I discovered many beautiful and awe-inspiring places. However, if you had to ask me for my favorites, the Boseong Green Tea Fields would ea...
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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