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Nighttime walk in JeonjuOne of the country’s most traditional cities, Jeonju is gearing up to host its first “Walk in Jeonju (Heritage Night and Heritage Story)” nighttime sightseeing and walking t...

Updated : 2016.07.29 14:57

Cakes with a novel twist at Vanilla Cloud

At first glance, the cakes at Vanilla Cloud -- a “dessert boutique” in Cheongdam-dong -- look predictable. There are colorful layer cakes and dainty mousse-like affairs, mouthwateringly displayed in...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:34

Pyeongchang’s Yongpyong Resort has all one’s summer needs

Although it is located in the country’s mecca of winter sports, the iconic Yongpyong Resort is pulling out all the stops celebrating the summer season. Opened in 1975, the resort located at the foot ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:15

[Home Cooking] Mul naengmyeon (noodles in cold broth)

Naengmyeon is a cold noodle dish of thin, chewy noodles made with buckwheat and potato or sweet potato starch. Mul naengmyeon is served in a clear, refreshing broth that’s typically made with beef br...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:14

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Taste of Peru at Grand Hyatt SeoulHosted by Grand Hyatt Seoul, a special Peru Food Festival promotion will take place at the hotel’s buffet restaurant The Terrace from July 29 to Aug. 11. In collabor...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:10

Bermuda’s gentle beauty, easygoing lifestyle makes being shipwrecked enticing

HAMILTON, Bermuda — This small island — only 55 square kilometers in size and 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina — gave the world its eponymous shorts (still used as pa...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:06

Visitors to royal palaces in Seoul top 5 million in H1

The number of visitors to royal palaces in Seoul increased sharply in the first half of the year, due mainly to various cultural festivals and a rising influx of foreign travelers, the government said Thursday.According to the Culture Heritage Administration, more than 5.24 million Koreans...

Updated : 2016.07.28 14:32

Jonathan Pryce makes ‘Merchant of Venice’ a family affair

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathan Pryce is no stranger to William Shakespeare, but one play he has refused to do is “The Merchant of Venice” -- until now.Fresh off two seasons on “Game of Thrones” as High Sparrow, the Tony winner is now on an international tour as Shylock in a Shakespeare's Gl...

Updated : 2016.07.28 14:29

Chicken and beer festival kicks off in Daegu

Fans of fried chicken and beer will gather in this sizzling hot city of Daegu this week as it holds a festival wholly dedicated to the hugely popular summer night snack in South Korea with various con...

Updated : 2016.07.27 16:29

World leisure sports festival to kick off in Chuncheon next month

The world's biggest leisure sports festival will be held in the country's northeastern lake city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, next month with foreign and local participants competing in 14 sports e...

Updated : 2016.07.27 16:28

Duty and dreams in ‘Light of Paris’

“The Light of Paris” By Eleanor BrownG.P. Putnam’s Sons (320 pages, $26)Macalester alumna Eleanor Brown’s second novel (her first was the delightful best-seller “The Weird Sisters”) recapitulate...

Updated : 2016.07.27 13:38

‘The Invoice,’ refreshingly original satire

“The Invoice” By Jonas Karlsson, translated from Swedish by Neil SmithHogarth Press (204 pages, $24)The narrator of Jonas Karlsson’s “The Invoice” is a nice, mild guy. He works part-time in a vid...

Updated : 2016.07.27 13:35

Contradictory rules that rule China

“5 Keys to Understanding China”By Ryu Jae-yunSeoul Selection (268 pages, 14,800 won, $13)Author Ryu Jae-yun says when managing business agreements in China, you might encounter instances when your p...

Updated : 2016.07.27 13:34

‘Sarong Party Girls’ takes an exciting plunge into the lives of modern Singaporean women

Pineapple tarts. The thought of those flaky butter cookies topped with pineapple jam made Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s stomach churn. She craved the taste of them. And she had a hunger for home.It was early ...

Updated : 2016.07.27 13:17

Tim LaHaye, author of “Left Behind” end-times novels, dies

The Rev. Tim LaHaye, coauthor of the “Left Behind” series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died Monday. He was 90.LaHaye died i...

Updated : 2016.07.27 13:11