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Yeongyang Traditional Hanok Doodle Village

Looking for a relaxing weekend – off the beaten track, away from the overload of tourists? Then Yeongyang Traditional Hanok Doodle Village is the perfect place to go. 두들마을 (Doodle Village), which literally means ‘village...

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Time travelling in Andong Hahoe Folk Village

If you’re going to Andong, you’re in for a treat; one of my favourite cities in Korea with so much to visit. The main site is obviously the UNESCO Andong Hahoe Folk Village; it...

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Gyeongju In Four Seasons

QUICK FACTS ABOUT GYEONGJU Gyeongju used to be the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom (57BC to 935AD), during this period 56 kings or queens ruled. The Silla capital, Gyeongju, was once the 4th...

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Top 3 Autumn Festivals In Korea

As summer in Korea is finally over and the whole country is feeling relieved they survived the summer’s suffocating heat, temperatures started to drop which means “Festival Time”. Autumn in Korea is the perfect...

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Kokdu Traditional Performance

Last week I went to see “Kokdu” at the National Gugak Centre and I must say it was absolutely amazing. The story is about two young siblings Sumin and Dongmin, who accidentally fell into the...

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A Relaxing Day In Itaewon and Around Han River

As we locals in Itaewon, we tend to postpone being a tourist in our own hood. But today this changed, I took on the challenge to discover Itaewon as a local, even booked a...

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Andong Mask Festival

Together with the start of the 10 day Chuseok Holidays, started the Andong Mask Festival. A week long festival that was originally a shamanist rite addressing the spirits in Hahoe Village, a preserved Joseon...

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Visit Daegu Through It’s Churches

Christianity was introduced to South Korea in the 18th century with the baptism of Lee Seung-hoon while he was travelling through China. When returning to Korea, he started his quest to convert and baptize...

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Traditional Lunch vs Modern Brunch in Daegu

Daegu has been investing a lot of money to promote their tourism and  The Modern Alley is a result of this. The alley gives recognition to some key places in Daegu’s and Korea’s modern...