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Dr. Fish in Seoul

Getting Eaten Alive: Dr. Fish in Seoul

The prospect of getting eaten alive isn’t something that appeals to most people. After all, images of natives with bones through their noses or sharks coming towards you are likely the first things that run through your m...
by Jim Cheney
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5 Drinks to Try When Traveling in South Korea

When traveling to a foreign country, there are several things that visitors focus on: the sites they want to see, the experiences they want to have, and the food that they want to try. However, when visiting South Korea, you sh...
by Jim Cheney
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The Most Idyllic Temple in Korea: Cheongpyeongsa

Editor’s note: The cities and the countryside of South Korea are scattered with a myriad of Buddhist temples.¬†From the grandiose to the tiny, nearly every village and mountain has at least one temple tucked away in one c...
by Jim Cheney
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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul, South Korea: A $30 Day

When you think of Seoul, what do you think of? High-end technology? The conflict with North Korea? If this is all that comes to mind, you are really missing out on a lot of awesome! Rising from the ashes of the Korean War, the ...
by Jim Cheney
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The view of Bukhansan National Park from Seoul's City Wall.

Hiking Seoul’s City Wall

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hike a portion of the Seoul City Wall. Built several hundred years ago, the wall has been extensively restored due to the effects of time, Japanese rule, and the Korean War. While the wall ext...
by Jim Cheney
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The DMZ Sign at the Third Infiltration Tunnel in South Korea

Visiting The Korean DMZ and Living To Tell About It

Listening to the soldier speak, I felt as if I was going into war. “Don’t point at anything,” he warned as he strode quietly in front of the group of nervous, but eager participants. “If you look behind ...
by Jim Cheney
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