Posts Tagged ‘ South Korea ’

10 Things Korea Gets Right

January 13, 2014
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10 Things Korea Gets Right

Happy Tuesday everyone. I’m sorting things out in Uljin and making plans for my Philippines trip. I’ve said it before, but it’s weird just how not weird it is to be back in a foreign place where I lived and worked for over a year. It doesn’t feel like I never left, because I...
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The First 72 Hours in South Korea

June 30, 2011
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The First 72 Hours in South Korea

I’ve seen a number of blogs covering their authors’ first day in a foreign country, and I have to say I didn’t really do a thorough job of it for Korea. Granted, I had arrived hot and sweaty to find it pouring rain and facing a four-hour bus ride, but who hasn’t? Rather than...
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Dokdo is Sacred Korean Territory

June 27, 2011
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Oh, I’m just asking for trouble with this one. My final thoughts after visiting the disputed island of Dokdo. Xtranormal format, of course.
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Reactions to the Attack on Yeonpyeong

November 25, 2010
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Reactions to the Attack on Yeonpyeong

As everyone in the world is no doubt aware by now, North Korea launched an attack on Yeonpyeong Island in South Korean territory, supposedly in response to military training exercises. The DPRK claims South Korean forces were firing towards, towards the border; the ROK maintains it was firing west. One marine and two civilians...
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Climbing Near Deokgu

August 22, 2010
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Climbing Near Deokgu

So I’ve discovered another cross-cultural similarity between Koreans and Japanese: looking the part. So what if you’re physically incapable of climbing a mountain? So what if you have to stop and rest every thirty minutes? You’ve got your fancy gear, don’t you? Your shirt made of the special fabric that sweat only helps to...
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