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2016 Cherry Blossom Festivals in Seoul

allowto_freedownload_snap_1558Spring is (finally!) here and it’s the perfect time for you to go outdoor and enjoy picnics with your friends and family beneath the cherry trees while thousands of pink petals dance in the air. There are many places where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in the wonderful city of Seoul, South Korea. So go ahead and see for yourself the spectacular scenery at cherry blossom festivals that will take place in Seoul in 2016!


Seeing No Evil–the Case of the Vanishing Wallet

By Iwazaru

At 2 a.m. on a cold night in late December, I finally decided to enter the Suseo Hyundai Ventureville building, which is attached to Suseo Subway Station and has, among other things, banks, a 24-hour convenience store and sauna, restaurants and shops. I had put myself in this situation by leaving a social engagement in central Seoul a bit late and riding the subway until it stopped, at which point I felt confident that I’d just hail a taxi for the 30-mile ride to my apartment in the bucolic outskirts.

Alas, my plans fell apart.


Understanding March 1st of South Korea | Independence Movement Day

allowto_freedownload_snap_1000Today, the 1st of March, also referred to as ‘Samil Jeol’ in Korean, is a public holiday in South Korea. It is a day that commemorates Samil Independence Movement in 1919.


The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)Time describes it best:Korea...













The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)

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Awesome Incheon Intl. Airport Amenities You Probably Didn’t Know About

IMG_3235Besides the fact that Incheon Intl. Airport is highly reputed as one of the best airports worldwide, how much do you know about it?


Miracle 10: Super C

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From the time I was 8 until I was around 10 years old, I had some strange breakouts that plagued me (and my poor Mother while we were in France!).  I got teased quite a bit because of it.  When kids called me the traditional, silly, childhood names reserved for acne I wasn’t really bothered because they were mislabeling the issue.  They weren’t zits, but nobody really knew what was going on with my face.  At one point it all just cleared up, and since then I’ve always been the kind of person who found pride in being able to wash my makeup off with soap and water and still have pretty flawless skin.


South Korean Police Arrest Wrong Nigerian, Refuse To Contact His Embassy

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea says the 2014 arrest of a Nigerian man violated his rights as authorities refused repeated requests to contact his embassy for more than a week.

Maxwell Iruviere says police confused him with another Nigerian & is now seeking compensation for his November 2014 false arrest & imprisonment. Korea FM spoke with Iruviere & Lawyers For A Democratic Society Attorney Yuna Lee about the incident.


Only In Korea Podcast: No Smoking In Myeongdong

Sometime in the next few months, the Seoul neighborhoods of Myeongdong & Mugyodong will become completely smoke-free.
 Chance & Travis discuss what members of the Only In Korea Facebook group think of the plan & also the recent history of progressive smoking laws that have been put into effect here in Seoul.


5 Best Korean Drinks That Will Save You From a Massive Hangover

alcohol-428392_1920Are you suffering from a massive hangover after drinking soju and poktanju in South Korea?

Then, here are 5 Korean products to both prevent and cure a hangover. You can easily buy these recovery drinks in convenience stores (most of them run 24/7) and pharmacy. So memorize at least one of the names below just in case! ;)20137173493_0c375a0b82_z (httpwww.flickr.comphotos34147534@N0620137173493)


Korea Blog Podcast: Coffee In Korea

Korea FM has teamed with Seoul-based essayist, broadcaster, public speaker & Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog writer Colin Marshall for the “Korea Blog Podcast.”
 Each episode, Colin & Chance Dorland will discuss a topic on literature, cinema, current events, or daily life in Korea. For their very first episode, the duo discuss the coffee shops and coffee life in South Korea. Check out Colin’s writeup of the topic at http://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/the-korea-blog/coffee-life-korea/.


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