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Featuring Seoul Walking Tours from Zenkimchi

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You’ve got 1-2 weeks in Seoul, don’t speak Korean and wondering what to do? Well, the usual includes sightseeing, shopping and eating. Why not try a Walking Tour program from Zenkimchi? Founded by a… Continue reading

Preparing for White Day(화이트데이) in Japan & Korea

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Valentine’s Day was just over on February 14, but did you know that March 14 is White Day 화이트데이 in Japan and Korea? Almost exclusively celebrated in East Asia, White Day is a… Continue reading

What does March 1 mean to Koreans?

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Wondering what’s the big hoo-ha about Japanese netizens reacting to SNSD’s Sunny’s instagram post?  She basically said “역사를 잊은 민족에게 미래는 없다” which means “A nation who forgets history has no future”.  To… Continue reading

The Amazing Korean Mud Heat Pack (황토찜질팩)

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Remember these? The conventional water heat bags where you need to boil water and get it into the water heat bag which lasts but 5 seconds in a cold winter. When the girlfriend… Continue reading

Wonder what do Koreans do on Seollal?

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In Korea, we say “새해 복 많이 받으세요” on both New Year’s Day (1st Jan the usual Solar Calendar) and 설날 Seollal (1st Jan Lunar Calendar). So, what do Koreans do on Seollal?… Continue reading

In preparation for Valentine’s Day in Korea

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By now, I’m sure most of you SOCKs would have realized that in Korea and Japan, 14 February Valentine’s Day, is all about confessing your love to the man/guy you like. Yes, it’s… Continue reading

Korean Table Manners

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Check out what our PR manager, Titus, observed about Korean Dining Etiquette during his stay in Korea!

Getting to Seoul (and other cities) from Incheon Airport

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Know your options on how to get to Seoul city (and other cities) from Incheon Airport!

Fifty-Two Weeks of Adventure Link-up Adventure #4: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

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Originally posted on Such Small Hands:
Early Sunday morning we returned to Korea after a fantastic two-week vacation in southeast Asia. We had such a wonderful time with equal parts rest, relaxation, and…

When is the best time to visit Korea?

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We get asked this a lot. Find out when is the best time to visit this kimchi-wonderland for you.