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7 Top Manhwa (Webtoons) to Read Online Now

With the rise of Superman and Batman almost a hundred years ago, the US became the home of comic books. Then, before the turn of the 21st Century, eyes turned towards Japan and its manga industry. Today, it’s Korean manhwa (also known as webtoons) that have the eager attention of so many comics fans. We …

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Discover Korean Vegan Food and Temple Cuisine

Learn about Korean vegan dishes you can try at home, the world of vegan and vegetarian Korean temple cuisine, and some amazing vegan Korean cookbooks. While Korean cuisine is strongly associated with meat and fish dishes, it’s certainly not the case that vegans will miss out when visiting Korea. And when it comes to cooking …

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10 Incredible Tattoo Artists In South Korea (2021)

When we think about tattoo art, and especially the history of tattoo art, we often think of traditional American tattoo art (the likes of Sailor Jerry and the classic old school nautical art of the early 20th century). We might also think about Japanese tattoo art. But tattoo artists in South Korea represent some of …

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Health and Wellness Escapes in South Korea

East Asian culture — as a broad scope — has been synonymous with health and wellness for centuries, from Thai massage to Japanese onsen. But South Korea, in particular, has its own vast wealth of places where those looking to unwind, relax, and soothe their aching bodies or minds can go to escape it all. …

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A Culinary Guide to South Korea (+ Jeju Island)

If there’s one country’s food that has taken off on a global scale this past decade, it’s Korean food. Second only to kpop music, the cuisine of South Korea is one of the nation’s biggest draws, and rightly so. Korean food is varied, indulgent, experimental, and exciting. And when you visit South Korea, what to …

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Bosudong Book Street (Busan): A Place for Bookworms

While many may associate Busan with Haeundae beach, delectable fish cake, and Haedong Yonggungsa temple, there just so happens to be another spot in Busan no less amazing than these aforementioned spots! That is Bosudong Book Street.  While many things in Korea focus on the newest, the latest, the most luxurious, the name brand, and …

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8 Essential Books to Read Before You Visit South Korea

There is so much to learn and explore about South Korea before you even set foot in the country. Learn about the history and culture, the food and the art. After all, the literature of South Korea is some of the best literature in the entire world today, and so much of it is necessary …

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Bathing Etiquette in Korea: Visiting the Jimjilbang (찜질방)

When you think of a sauna, the first thing that comes to mind is the sweltering-hot Turkish and Swedish saunas popular among Europeans, or the Japanese hot springs. However, Koreans have also mastered the art of unwinding and cleaning their bodies. If you are in Korea, visiting the jimjilbang is a must! Bathhouse Culture in …

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South Korean Must-See Films That Aren’t Oldboy

Some of the best films (certainly some of the best horror) have been coming out of South Korea for years now. With so many places you could start, how do you know you’ll jump in on the right note for you? Oldboy and The Vengeance Trilogy are often people’s introduction to South Korean cinema and …

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Drink Like a Korean: Alcohol Etiquette in South Korea

Did you know that Koreans consume the largest amount of alcohol in the world? It’s no surprise given that drinking is part of work culture and cheap liquor can be bought 24 hours a day in your nearest convenience store. However, did you know that Korea also has a lot of alcohol etiquette when it …

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