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South Korea is a country swathed in green, prodding its stony fingers skyward, and the Koreans are a people obsessed with nature, and with mountains in particular. Wherever you travel, you'll see Koreans out in the open air, clad in the latest adventure fashions, pushing ever onward and upward. With China looming to its west and Japan nudging it from the east, it's no wonder the country has played unwilling host to centuries of war games. But no matter how many times its neighbours try to swallow it, South Korea manages to survive intact.

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Not Your Average Spa

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By purposefultraveler | Views [10] | Scholarship Entry

A traveler does not seek luxury of a facility, but how it facilitates our quality time with people. My travel treasure lies ahead during family trip; to another country, with another family. It was with my host family in Incheon, South Korea during my ... Read more >

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On Point At the DMZ

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By sibnad | Views [5] | Scholarship Entry

The earnest young sergeant knows a lot about arms. So you listen up as he eases into his baritone spiel: “Sir, madam, do not raise your arm. Do not use it to indicate things that interest you or your group. This may result in you or your neighbor being ... Read more >

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Gwanganli Beach: Fireworks and BBQ

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By gullitravels | Views [3] | Scholarship Entry

In the winter of 2013, I moved to South Korea. While their neighbour to the east is often lauded for its temples, nightlife and cuisine, the ROK rarely attracts Western tourists. For those seeking unique travel experiences however, the “land of morning ... Read more >

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The Paired Garnet

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By indrakp | Views [5] | Scholarship Entry

Traveler and interaction to the locals are two things that can’t be separated wherever I go. The interaction is needed from the simplest part of knowing the right path to the so called most favorite places to the important part such as asking for help ... Read more >

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Udo: Worth Your Time

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By phil0 | Views [5] | Scholarship Entry

From the moment I said I was traveling to Jeju Island, I was told to not miss Udo. Udo Island, aka Udo, is a small island off the east coast of Jeju and boasts the most beautiful scenery in Jeju. Small enough to cover in half a day, Udo is without a doubt ... Read more >

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"That feeling" of belonging

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By sp34ever | Views [5] | Scholarship Entry

People always try to find something more better than they have, so the world can be divided into two groups: the one that already found their “domestic paradise” the place where people feel themselves like at home all the time and, the one that still ... Read more >

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Imjingak resort

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By marina_f_s | Views [4] | Scholarship Entry

Both a tech metropolis and a centuries-old city with a rich history, Seoul is usually the most popular place to visit while planning your trip to South Korea. How traditions and modernity coexist will amaze you as you walk along busy streets or sip a ... Read more >

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Abai Maeul

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By erinbergstrom | Views [7] | Scholarship Entry

I plopped down at a beach café and ordered an Old Man sundae. North Korea was sticky hot and clogged with tourists. Hawkers shouted from doorways, urging people out of the sun and into their restaurants. At the table beside me, a couple drank chilled ... Read more >

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Ulsanbawi

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By zoealenaarcher | Views [6] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

I catch my lower lip forming a pout as the woman in the information centre hands us a map, highlighting the few hiking trails that hadn't been closed due to bad wintry weather. Of these, only one could be done in a single day. Dejected, I drag my feet ... Read more >

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Biking Through Time in Gyeongju, South Korea

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By c_park | Views [8] | Scholarship Entry

There are too few times in my life that I can say I felt truly free to follow my heart, with no care in the world except what was happening around me in that moment. I had such a moment of enlightenment as I was biking through the countryside in Gyeongju, ... Read more >

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Ganghwado Island

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By carolus85 | Views [7] | Scholarship Entry

I had been working in Seoul for less than a month when my parents came to visit. I hadn't had time to explore the city so I was overwhelmed by their demands. My father didn't want to eat anything Asian (the trick was to tire him until he was so hungry ... Read more >

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Escape to Fish Market is awesome

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By bataks_traveller | Views [9] | Scholarship Entry

Busan, the second largest city in South Korea after Seoul City. It is a modern, bustling, hectic, shiny, coastal, impressive and home to the largest fish market in South Korea, known as Jagalchi. I decided to visit it during my six-moth stay in South ... Read more >

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Broken Hearted

Wed, 20 May 2015 | By serenetravelogue | Views [15] | Scholarship Entry

Being broken hearted is not an easy things to deals with. I love a man with full hearted but being left without a word. So, in order to cure my broken hearted, I decided to take short getaway.I wanted to be away from Malaysia beca use each of memory ... Read more >

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Silky Smooth Seoul

Tue, 19 May 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [57] | Comments [1]

I knelt before my Korean super toilet repeatedly vomiting with such violence that the blood vessels in the corner of my left eye burst open. How could it be, I thought to myself between retches, that my first significant case of food poisoning on this ... Read more >

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Miracles of Lantern Light

Thu, 14 May 2015 | By thetexantsuzuki | Views [19] | Scholarship Entry

Two hours on a bus, three hours on a train, and a 1-hour flight brought me to the tiny, unpronounceable town at the tail end of a country I knew almost nothing about. The hermit kingdom welcomed us, and Korea unfolded on that misty morning like the setting ... Read more >

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