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Experience the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty in Hahoe Folk Village

There’s no better place to experience the life of the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty than the UNESCO recognized Hahoe Folk Village. An hour away from the city of Andong, the Nakdong River flows around Hahoe Folk Village. The name Hahoe indicates the unique characteristics of this village, which translates to ‘the village enveloped by water’. Hahoe …

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The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [4] Cheonwangbong Peak Sunrise Extravagant

Did our family do a lot of good deeds? This is the day when I know the truth. Today’s itinerary: Jangteomok Shelter – Cheonwangbong Peak – back to shelter – Baekmudong – Seoul Deep in the night, the hour even owls are sleeping, everyone started making noise at 3 am. Of course, we all are …

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Life and Death, It’s All Part of a Life: Visiting Pashupatinath Hindu Temple

What can you expect from the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal? Before going into the Pashupatinath Temple, we sat in front of one of the holy men. He prayed in the name of Pashupatinath. The short blessing ceremony seemed appropriate to prepare ourselves to enter the sacred place. He blessed us with holy water, …

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Walking on the Annapurna Sanctuary: Resham Firiri, the Fish Tale, and Mustang Coffee

Annapurna, finally we meet. Annapurna is one of the names that brings romantic feelings. In Korea, the land of hikers, trekking in the Annapurna is a dream for many people. Our newly elected President Moon is famous in Nepal for his love of hiking there. Not just for Koreans but for anyone who is interested …

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Visiting the Vigeland Park: the World’s Largest Sculpture Park Made by a Single Artist

The circle of life at the Vigeland Park Frogner Park, part of historical Frogner Manor, is located in the Frogner borough in Oslo, Norway. It’s more commonly known as the Vigeland Park in the English speaking world because of a permanent sculpture installation by Gustav Vigeland. Vigeland’s work is located within the Frogner Park. Featuring Gustav …

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Life in Utsjoki: A Town in Finnish Lapland Bordering Norway

What is it like to travel Utsjoki? I believe I inherited the blood of the northerners. Seeing the snow-covered mountains and crown snow-load trees make my heart beat faster. I feel at home in the north. I’m drawn to the landscape and culture of the Arctic. Maybe my ancestors were pioneers in the region. Well, …

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Alaska, our future home

Best Destinations of 2016: Alaska, England, Quebec, and More

It’s that time of the year again. Let’s look back and review the 10 best destinations of 2016! This year was full of new experiences and visiting familiar places that I adore. I spent a lot of time in Korea this year so it was a great opportunity to explore more of my home country. …

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Bear Viewing in Alaska is Even More Amazing than It Sounds

What is it like to see wild bears in their natural habitat? There are a few typical images you’d associate with Alaska: hanging glaciers, rich native cultures, wandering moose, bears, and Denali to name a few. I was fortunate to experience a lot of Alaska’s finest, but bear viewing hasn’t crossed my path yet, until …

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