Preparing the kimchi

History of Kimchi

Also spelled kimchee, kimchi is a very traditional Korean dish made from various fermented vegetables. Cabbage is one of the most common vegetables fermented to make kimchi, and its smell is typically unmistakable. Although the smell is a bit pungent, the taste is more mild — typically a mix of spicy and sour.

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May 22, 2015 by
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Kimbap street food in Busan, Korea

[CONTEST] Win a Seoul Food Tour Package for 2!

Are you ready to eat your way around Seoul? This month, four lucky travelers will win 2 tickets each of our two South Korea Food Tours. Read on to find out more…

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May 15, 2015 by
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Hahoe Folk Village

The seaside city of Busan. Photo courtesy of LWY via Flickr.

For an opportunity to see what life in Korea was like in the 15th – 16th centuries, pay a visit to Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010 near Andong, South Korea. The Andong Hahoe Folk village is designated as Korea’s “Important Folklore Material No. 122.” Hahoe Village has been the home […]

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May 1, 2015 by
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Kimchi, Hanbok, and Tea: Experiencing Korean Culture in Seoul

Dressed for a traditional Korean wedding photo

I was drawn into the Korean cultural tour with one word: kimchi.

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March 31, 2015 by
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Seoraksan National Park

Buddha at Seoraksan National Park

Seoraksan National Park is located on the east-central Korean peninsula and is South Korea’s most famous national park. Seoraksan is highly regarded for its massive floral diversity, earning it recognition from UNESCO who designated it a Biosphere Reserve in 1982. The park is home to over 1,400 rare plant species and over 2,000 animal species. Seoraksan […]

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March 13, 2015 by
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Icheon Pottery Village

Icheon Pottery

Icheon is a city in the Gyeonggi Province in South Korea, and it’s known as a center for South Korean ceramics. Not to be confused with the city of Incheon, Icheon is a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art. Over 300 ceramics studios call Icheon Pottery Village home, 40 of which still produce ceramics […]

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January 9, 2015 by
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Korean Fried Chicken

Seoul is a great place to experience local food culture like "chimac," or Korean fried chicken.

If you’ve visited certain cities in Asia, you might have already noticed the overwhelming popularity of quick snacks, like fried chicken. Whether it’s a long line at the local night market stall or a brick and mortar restaurant serving it, fried chicken is a beloved snack in places like South Korea.

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December 12, 2014 by
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Seoul’s Best Shopping

Shoppers in Insadong. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Hicks via Flickr.

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a shopper’s paradise, with everything from jam packed street markets to up-market shopping malls, each with its own distinct flavor. If you have some extra cash burning a hole in your wallet, head to one of Seoul’s best shopping districts for a little retail therapy.

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November 28, 2014 by
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K-Pop Experiences in Seoul

K-Pop, or Korean Pop, is an incredibly popular music style out of South Korea. It started back in the early 1990’s, but in the last five to seven years, it’s become its own sub-culture.

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November 21, 2014 by
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Gukje Market in Busan

The seaside city of Busan. Photo courtesy of LWY via Flickr.

If your South Korea travels include some time in Busan, the second largest metropolis after Seoul, consider a tour of the Gukje Market. Busan is becoming increasingly renowned for its luxury shopping and premium outlets, but the Gukje Market is an international market that is a look into Korea’s war-torn past. Gukje is the biggest […]

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November 14, 2014 by
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