In recent years hiking has become a popular past time for many South Koreans. The mountains and designated national parks are well mapped with hiking routes accessible throughout the whole year for hikers of all abilities. However the Korean countryside is particularly beautiful during the winter months as snow covers the fir forests and higher peaks of Korea's mountains.
A short list of recommendations:
소백산 / Seobek-san
태백산 / Taebek-san. The Taebek mountain range is referred to as the backbone ... (Read More)
For a country traditionally considered as Buddhist, the festive season of Christmas is celebrated by an increasingly large number of South Koreans today.
Like in major European and American cities, streets, department stores and churches are brightly lit up with decorations but there are some distinct differences. Whilst in the West people typically gather their family around and spend the day having dinner at home, South Koreans spend Christmas day by going out. While Christmas does carry a religious meaning it is ... (Read More)
Plastic surgery is no longer considered as abnormal and it is becoming more acceptable in many countries. According to the statistics, 1 in 20 American women and 1 in 5 Korean women have had some sort of plastic surgery work done. It is no longer a dream having eyes, lips, a nose, or a face structure you have ever wanted. It just comes down to a choice of where you want to get it done.
South Korea has ... (Read More)
The Asian Games, held every four years, are recognized as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The first Games (originally Far Eastern Games) were held in Philippines in 1913.
While the Games have been hit by several crises – including national security, financial, political, and war – they have been continuing strong. There are 45 members affiliated with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), the organizing ... (Read More)