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How Koreans Celebrate Lunar New Year

 


5 Reasons Why You Must Visit South Korea in February

In terms of weather, the most favorable times to visit South Korea are March ~May and September~November. However, February can be a fabulous time for travelers to visit South Korea. Here are 5 great reasons why:

1. Save Your Travel Expenses

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Where To Get Skin Care, Hair Makeover & Beauty Services in Seoul

allowto_freedownload_goods_862Have you ever wondered where the Korean celebrities and TV stars go to get their gorgeous camera-ready looks? allowto_freedownload_goods_857Here are some great things that you can do to get the Korean beauty look when you visit Seoul. Of course, let’s leave out the big plastic surgery. :p


Travel Review & Tips: Dragon Hill Spa (Korean Sauna)

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The Hands of Harmony in Pohang




I’ve gone before, but the Hands of Harmony in Pohang was fun to see again. There is one hand in the ocean, and the other (palms facing) on the walkway. It’s at Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장) -and the only way to get there is to drive (preferably by GPS).

Maybe it’s only known amongst Koreans, but a nickname for Korea is “the sleeping tiger” because (1) Korea is quite ferocious and (2) the Korean peninsula is in the shape of a tiger. If the Korean peninsula is seen as a tiger shape, Homigot (호미곶), in Pohang is the tail. I share this tidbit with you because you’ll see the shape of the tiger decorating the walkway of the Homigot Sunrise Square.

If you visit, make time to visit the Homigot Lighthouse and Lighthouse Museum within walking distance!

Address: 228 Daebo-ri Homigot-myeon Nam-gu Pohang-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
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A Stroll Through Joseon Era

Seoul, South Korea —

On the fourth day of our family trip, Danny and I brought them to Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁), the biggest among 5 of the palaces in Seoul. In English, Gyeongbokgung (Hanja: ) means The Palace of Shining Happiness. Another name they call it is The Northern Palace due to its locality. Moreover, it is one of the most visited tourist spots in the capital. A great place to strengthen those hamstrings, too.

It was built in 1395 during the Joseon dynasty and had been destroyed by fire, but King Gojong was able to restore it during his reign. I won’t elaborate more of its history because it’s quite long, repetitive and probably boring to some. To learn more about the palace, please visit their website. Link is at the bottom part of this post. wink

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Statue of King Sejong (father of Hangeul) at Gwanghwamun Square


WPC : Vibrant

 

Seoul, South Korea — My response to the DP’s weekly photo challenge Vibrant. These photos were taken at Bongeunsa Temple in Gangnam.


5 Best Rides & Attractions You Must Try in Lotte World

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If you are looking for entertainments and fun things to do in Seoul, try a visit to the most popular amusement park in the city, Lotte World Theme Park, or Lotte World.

Located in the eastern part of Seoul, this amusement park consists of the world’s biggest indoor theme park “Adventure” which is open all year around, and an outdoor amusement park called “Magic Island”. Along with its thrilling rides, Lotte World offers a variety of performances and festivals all year around! :)


Part-Time Model Wanted for Trazy’s Promotional Video (Part-time Job)

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Trazy’s Promotional Video Model (Part-time Job)

(for female from Southeast Asia)

Join Korea’s #1 Online Travel Guide Trazy.com to grab the best opportunity to promote South Korea, travel and experience fun activities in Seoul. Recruited model will be promoting a video called “Dating with Seoul“. 


5 Painfully Hot, Spicy Korean Foods You Should Challenge

paprika-671961_1920How much do you know about Koreans’ love for spicy foods? Well, it’s easy to notice if you travel around South Korea, because tons of Korean foods either have chili pepper powder or paste in them. You will feel even more astounded because you’ll witness some Koreans enjoy these tongue-aching spicy foods and often challenge themselves!


The Ultimate Guide To 5 Low Cost Airlines in South Korea

Are you looking for cheap flight tickets from/to South Korea? Well then, we’ve listed all the low cost airlines in South Korea that offer both domestic and international services. So, check them out! Compare and save on South Korean airline tickets!

1. Jeju Air다운로드 (2)

Jeju Air is a representative and the most fastest growing airline in Korea. Currently, it is operating not only the most busiest route, Gimpo-Jeju, but also more than 20 major routes in Asia,such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Guam, including other domestic routes.


Where the hell has the Monkeyboy been?

Forgiveness, please!

Apologies are in order.

It has been far too bloody long since I last blasted my incoherent ramblings on these here webpages, and for that I am truly sorry. Allow me to explain the reasons for this blogging transgression.

September 2015 was a pivotal month, one in which I was to complete my master’s dissertation project. And just when I should have been concentrating harder than I’ve ever concentrated before, I negligently got myself a bloody job back in Korea…


Travel Review & Tips: Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2016

IMG_1205Hello, readers! Greetings from a member of Trazy crew!

Recently, I went to Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2016, where you can visit by signing up on from our website, Trazy.com. For more details and directions, click here.


Mullae Art Village

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2 Popular Weekend Getaways Near Seoul To Visit Right Now

winter_04“Take vacations. Go as many as places as you can. You can always make money. You can’t always make memories.”


WPC : Alphabet

In response to the weekly photo challenge, here’s my version of the alphabet. I present to you – Hangeul (한글), the Korean alphabet, which was created by King Sejong during the Joseon Dynasty.

A First-Time Traveler’s Guide To Seoul

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“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart


10 Must-Try Korean Convenience Store Foods

 


The First Sunrise of 2016

Yangyang, Gangwon-do, South Korea —

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The Ultimate Guide to South Korea’s Best Ski Resort

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3 Unique Indoor Activities You Must Try In Seoul

 

bored-16811_1280When winter comes around, you might easily feel blue and bored. So, for those of you who don’t want to go outdoors, here’s the ultimate selection of indoor activities you can try in South Korea and beat the winter boredom!! ;)


Christmas 2015

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Travel Review & Tips: Gangchon, Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm

Vendors of Jangsangpo

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Christmas Trains at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel

 

Hooray! It’s 2016. How was your Christmas holiday, by the way? I hope it was festive and fabulous. Danny and I had a terrific time despite our simplified merry makings and Christmas eve dinner. We didn’t have the fabled white Christmas but, we experienced a Christmas-y spirit in a Korean way. I enjoyed the decors at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel (밀레니엄 서울힐튼호텔). Every Christmas season, they set up their gigantic and dazzling tree along with some miniature Christmas trains.


So Long and Thanks for All the Clicks

Hey folks. As you may have noticed, we’ve run out of gas here at Sweet Pickles & Corn. It was a good go, but maintaining consistently quality, long-form pieces as a big group blog (where no one ever gets paid) just proved too much to bear, so we finally came to a sputtering halt.

I’m absolutely proud of the work we put out over our year and a half of glory. This blog won two awards in that relatively brief time, and we cultivated a very large audience of readers. Alas, many of life’s greatest things are short-lived.

Thanks everyone for reading and commenting.


5 Hot Must-Have Items For A Winter Trip In Korea

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Though the weather has been a bit warmer than last year’s winter, travelers and visitors especially those from countries with warmer climate should not underestimate how cold it can feel in Korea. So, for those who’ve never experienced snow or cold temperatures before, prepare yourself with these 5 hot, popular items that will help you beat the cold!


Where and How Koreans Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Getting excited about the New Year 2016? In case you are wondering where and how to celebrate the New Year’s Eve, we’ve selected the best of the best spots only, and the ways Koreans celebrate this wonderful day as well! So take a look, try visiting the actual places we’ve recommended here, and welcome in 2016 with your loved ones around you!


Trazy’s 5-Day Countdown Sale: Spend Less. Travel More in Korea

Hey, travelers! Want to spend less and travel more? Then, check this out. Here, we’ve shared the easiest way to save money on your travel expenses when traveling to South Korea!countdown salePsst, have you heard? Right now, Korea’s #1 travel guide, Trazy.com, is offering their Biggest-Sale-Ever ‘Trazy’s 5 Day Countdown Sale till 2016′ as a End-of-Year sale. Kicked off on Trazy’s Facebook page on December 27th, this Countdown Sale features Daily Deals with a limited time and will run until 31st!


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