Things You Probably Didn’t Know or Misunderstood about the Korean War: Part 2

In a January 2020 post called Things You Probably Didn’t Know or Misunderstood about the Korean War, Christopher Burton wrote about the less known aspects of the Korean War. At the time, he had yet to complete the second article in the series. During summer of 2020, Burton wrote the final article. In September of …

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Cooking Traditional Korean Food with Seyoung Park: Dish #3
Kimchi Jeon or Kimchi Pancakes

On a rainy day, Koreans traditionally have jeon, a type of pancake, and makgeoli, a rice wine. If you have nicely fermented kimchi and some flour, you can make this popular snack in no time. The flavor-packed sour kimchi does wonders when it’s fried in a simple batter. This article is part of a series …

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to South Korea

Often, people don’t know the lessons of life until after the fact. The same goes for living on the Korean peninsula. Many aspects of living abroad are not evident until after they have been experience. American Alex Hyewon has lived in South Korea for six years. During that time, she learned many things about life …

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Cooking Traditional Korean Food with Seyoung Park: Dish #2
How to Make Kimchi Jjigae or Kimchi Stew

Kimchi stew is a staple of modern day Korean cuisine, and likely dates back to the same time that red peppers were introduced to the Korean peninsula. Stews are defined as combinations of meat, vegetables, herbs, and liquids that are cooked at a low temperature in a covered pot. Kimchi stew or kimchi jjigae as …

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Suggestions for Vegan Living on the Korean Peninsula
Vegan Shares Tips on Survival

In 2014, a Huffpost article included South Korea amongst twelve other countries that are the most difficult in the world for vegans. The author wrote how Korea was famous for its barbecue and seafood.¹ “Korea is a difficult place for vegans and gluten-free eaters,” says Lucy Santiago, a vegan who lived in Seoul for most …

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The Top Places to Get a Good Exchange Rate in Seoul

Visitors to South Korea come in all stripes. One thing all of them have in common is the need to exchange currency. Any seasoned backpacker, tourist, or businessperson has to make use of local currency at some point in their stay. Often, the most common choices, usually due to time constraints, access, and proximity, are …

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5 Things to Do in Wonju

Wonju is one of the quieter cities in modern day South Korea. In a lot of ways, Wonju is everything that Seoul is not. Seoul is expensive, crowded, and noisy, but Wonju is cheap, has a mid-size population, and quiet. Wonju is so undeveloped, it has just a few international food franchises. There are just …

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Living in A Shoe-Box One Room
Tips For the Transition into Korean Housing

Living in a shoe-box Korean one room can be a challenge, especially for expats who hail from countries that have bigger homes. Most foreigners who move to South Korea to teach English or to study rarely consider that normal parts of accommodations like baths or ovens are relatively rare in most single-person housing. Seven tips …

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Tips For the Transition into Korean Housing
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