Photo Essay: Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju, in Gyeongsangbuk Province, is known as “the museum without walls”. For over a 1000 years it was the capital of the Shilla Dynasty. It holds the most historical buildings and artifacts in all of Korea, thereby being the most historically important area in Korea. Gyeongju’s population itself is not very large, at only about […]

Korea: Chuncheon Mime Festival

Festivals in Korea

As we made our way through the paper-draped entranced, we were greeted by white-jump suited men holding metal-detector wands. We raised our hands in compliance as they traced our bodies. There was a beep and then one of them said “yes, radioactive, you must drink makgeolli for cure” as he pointed to a nearby table […]

Korean Baseball Games

What is baseball like in Korea?

As we enter the second half of the season in Major League Baseball and teams are working harder than ever to reach the post-season, it seems only fitting to talk about baseball games in South Korea. Baseball is one of four sports that have professional organizations in Korea, the others being football (or soccer as […]

Photo Essay: Korea’s Gyeongbokgung Palace

Guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung, originally built in 1395, served as the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty. With roughly 7,700 rooms, it is the grandest and largest palace out of the five built by the Joseon Dynasty. It was destroyed by fire during the Japanese Invasion of 1592 and saw many reconstructions throughout the years afterwards, including a […]

Korea: Boryeong Mud Festival

Mud Wrestling at Boryeong Mudfest

The Boryeong Mud Festival, or Mudfest as it is commonly called, is one of the biggest festivals in Korea, attracting around 1.5 million people during the 2 weeks it runs. It is held on the west coast of Korea at Daecheon beach in Chungcheongnam Province. It is by far the most popular festival amongst foreigners […]