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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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Poetry with Dried Fish

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [14]

Poetry, fish markets, and open sewers would be the story of my day. None of them go together but the last two sure smell. As I left Carlsen's flat with he and a Dane named David, I had difficulty deciding what I wanted to do today. David hitchhiked from ... Read more >

Beomeosa Temple

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [37]

Within a short bus ride of Busan is Beomeosa Temple. Modern high-rises exist a 10-minute bus ride away but Beomeosa Temple dates back to the 7th century! Monks practice their prostration and people come to offer prayers. As I was on a packed bus mostly ... Read more >

Dynamic Busan

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [29]

There's always that "ahhhh" feeling when you visit a new country for the first time. That's how I feel being here in Korea as it's definitely a place that hasn't disappointed. For simplicity's sake, in my blog I'm referring to South Korea as "Korea" ... Read more >

Miracle to the 34th Country

Mon, 9 Nov 2015 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [55]

The past 24 hours have been another major test of my travel endurance, and I sure hope when I'm 50 or even only a few years from now I can endure this type of experience and laugh about it with a friend over a coffee or a glass of wine. In the past 24 ... Read more >

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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

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Terms of EnJejument

Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By terryerickson | Views [92] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Terry grew up forty minutes north of Baltimore City, though you wouldn’t know it, from all the farms, pastures, and corn. His parents were horse trainers, and his brother loved to ride; Terry was the strange one who didn’t. The family pony once bucked ... Read more >

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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 | By ecb-films | Photo Gallery

My trip to South Korea to visit my friend
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 | By tamarmalade | Views [49]

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Not Your Average Spa

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By purposefultraveler | Views [48] | 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 [56] | 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 [55] | 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 [36] | 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 [44] | 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 [41] | 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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