Category: TRAVEL

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Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa

South Korea’s President, Park Geun Hye, is spending her first summer vacation as the leader of the land from July 29th to August 2nd. Where she is staying is a matter of security. Many...

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Gwacheon National Science Museum

This post is about our trip to the Gwacheon National Science Museum . My son is used to visiting museums. That’s why when his dad was on a business trip on April 5th and...

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Korean Folk Village

Most of the Korean dramas I had seen are historical or sageuk (Hangeul: 사극). They encourage me to learn more about the history of Korean (and eventually find out that many of them aren’t...

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seoul national cemetery

Memorial Day (Hyeon-chung-il) is celebrated annually on the 6th day of June here in Korea. It is the day to honor those who had served the country. On this day people usually display the...

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dae jang geum (jewel in the palace)

“Dae Jang Geum” (The Great Jang Geum) or “Jewel in the Palace” is currently the hottest Korean drama showing in the Philippines. I never expected that it would be a hit back home since...

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Seoul Forest

Last June 18th, the Seoul government officially opened “Seoul Forest”, a new park located in Gangbuk (north of the river). There are already a number of parks in the city but this new edition...

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early autumn in Namiseom

We intentionally scheduled our trip in October hoping that the trees would have turned crimson by that time. I was kinda disappointed that the autumn foliage will come later in the area. Nevertheless, we...

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a summer’s day in Nami-seom

During my mother’s summer visit in Korea, we went to the island popularly known as the place where some scenes of the famous drama “Winter Sonata” (Bae Yong Joon, Choi Ji Woo, Park Yong...