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  • Rediscovering South Korea: why the time to go is now

    Rediscovering South Korea: why the time to go is now

    February 7th, 2018Matilda Battersby
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    It’s a beautiful, culturally and economically wealthy country with much to see and explore – but South Korea is often viewed as off-limits thanks to its irascible neighbour North Korea. This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may have attracted the eyes of the world but South Korea has a lot more to offer beyond this... Read more »

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

    Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

    February 2nd, 2018Colt St. George
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    Though it may appear deceivingly small compared to some of its gargantuan Asian neighbours, South Korea is packed full of unforgettable things to do. While the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will no doubt showcase the country’s snow sports potential, an astonishing array of geographical diversity, world-famous food and some seriously quirky festivals await travellers willing to explore further. From... Read more »

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  • Seoul food: the transformation of a neighbourhood

    Seoul food: the transformation of a neighbourhood

    January 14th, 2016Amy Guttman
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    Itaewon, a neighbourhood in the South Korean capital Seoul, is on the up and food is at the forefront of its renaissance. Here Amy Guttman explores a district undergoing an exciting edible regeneration. For decades, Itaewon has largely been known for two things: the US Army stationed there since the Korean War, and seedy bars where... Read more »

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  • Would you get down and dirty at South Korea’s Mud Festival?

    Would you get down and dirty at South Korea’s Mud Festival?

    July 17th, 2015Colt St. George
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    What once began as a marketing ploy for a therapeutic mud found near Boryeong, a small city on South Korea’s sandy west coast, has since transformed into a unique festival that draws millions every year. But this is no spa day. Mud Fest 2008 by Hypnotica Studios Infinite (license) The annual Boryeong Mud Festival is where people... Read more »

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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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  • The sex theme park that’s helping Koreans loosen up

    The sex theme park that’s helping Koreans loosen up

    August 20th, 2014Nelson Groom
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     In amongst blushing couples and giggling grannies, Nelson Groom gets a sex education at Jeju Loveland, South Korea.  South Korea has a prudish past. It was only in the 70s that police were patrolling the streets with rulers, measuring the length of ladies’ skirts. Gauging from my time there, South Koreans remain vastly conservative, especially... Read more »

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  • Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    June 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news, including business-only flights to the USA and portable Nordic hotel rooms.  New airline is strictly business Fed up with flying cattle class? Well a brand new airline is about to start running business-only flights to New York. And for now,... Read more »

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  • St Patrick’s Day, a different way

    St Patrick’s Day, a different way

    March 10th, 2014Site Editor
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    If you’re planning on celebrating your Irishness this next March (or getting yourself adopted for the day), the most obvious place to head is Dublin. But not everyone can get there – plus prices are high, half a million people descend on the capital for the parade, and it’s hard to find a place to... Read more »

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  • Which weird foods have you tried?

    Which weird foods have you tried?

    September 9th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    From rotten eggs in China to Canadian jellied moose nose, we’ve found some of the weirdest foods of the world, and showcased them in a rather stomach-churning gallery for your viewing pleasure. But now we want to know what weird foods you love, hate or have been brave enough to sample on your travels. It seems our... Read more »

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  • 16 weird foods of the world

    16 weird foods of the world

    September 6th, 2013James Rice
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  • The best places to visit in November

    The best places to visit in November

    September 4th, 2013Helen Abramson
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    As the Northern Hemisphere is getting colder in November, below the equator things are hotting up as spring gets ready to give way to summer. The cooling temperatures aren’t all bad however, as the temperature in Egypt and India becomes far more bearable, and autumn in South Korea is a sight to behold. Check out... Read more »

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  • The best street food around the world

    The best street food around the world

    July 4th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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