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Over Lunar New Year, Seollal, there are some traditional foods that herald in the festivities. One of them is Tteokguk, or rice cake soup. It is the first meal one should eat in the new year, as it represents hope and is symbolic ...

Studying is the key to owning your life

Kim Chung-woon, formerly a psychology professor and who now calls himself a “creator,” is perfectly at home in his basement office in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul. It is an entirely appropriate title, he claims, as he now writes and pai...

Celebrate Lunar New Year with tradition

The Lunar New Year holiday is a chance for Koreans, expats and tourists to enjoy a variety of traditional Korean activities. The five-day holiday will be full of cultural programs and hands-on experiences, offered at public museum...

Changing face of Lunar New Year holiday in Korea

A mass migration is underway this weekend as tens of thousands of Koreans travel home for the Lunar New Year, Seollal. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport estimates that a total of 36 million will be on the move, ab...

Around the hotels

Ritz-Carlton offers Spring Festival packageThe Ritz-Carlton, Seoul is presenting the “New Year’s Prestige Getaway” package in celebration of the Spring Festival, China’s most important public holiday. The package is available ...

Travel bits

The Crane tour in CheorwonKorea Tourism Organization provides tourists with a special opportunity to explore cranes in Cherwon, Gangwon Province, from Jan.18 to Feb.29. Crane, designated as Natural Monument No. 202, is an endanger...

More eateries appearing in Korea’s train stations  

With Lunar New Year upon us, there is no escaping the elbow-to-elbow crowds that flood the nation’s train stations as millions of locals travel out of the cities to reunite with their loved ones. While long lines at ticket booths...

Spend time away at hotels during Lunar New Year

INCHEON -- On the 12th floor of Grand Hyatt Incheon, guests can get a panoramic view of Incheon International Airport from the lounge and a line of airplanes taking off and landing down on its runway.It is somewhat hard to resist ...

Hong named Sentinel advisor

Sentinel has appointed Hong Jung-gi, professor at Kookmin University’s College of Physical Education, as its health advisor, the provider of high-functional and intensive crossfit and boot camp training services said. Hong Jung-g...

Seoul city revamping travel information website

The Seoul metropolitan government said Thursday it will soon revamp its official travel website and include more travel information for visitors' convenience. It said the city's website, currently in its beta version, will begin ...

Los Angeles is new icon of menswear cool

NEW YORK (AFP) - Long derided for flashiness or faded grunge, Los Angeles and a new generation of designers are bringing a new brand of chic to American menswear. It's only the second edition of New York Men’s Fashion Week, whic...

Major tourist hot spots in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, crowned as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is home to some of the finest spectacles of natural beauty known to mankind. An island considered to be en route to paradise, surrounded by both the Indian Ocean and the mystiqu...

Seoul government to assist foreign community cultural events

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced it will continue to support its foreign community members by offering financial assistance for related activities.Subsidies will be offered for cultural events hosted by embassies an...

Royal Asiatic Society offers excursion to Cheorwon

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch is hosting an excursion to Cheorwon, a county in Gangwon Province, on Feb. 14. The excursion, hosted by Robert Koehler, will offer an opportunity to explore the “new” Cheorwon, a city that ...

Busan begins preparations for Global Gathering festival

The organizers of Busan’s Global Gathering festival are looking for exhibitors and performers to take part in the city’s largest annual multicultural event on May 21. Busan Metropolitan City Government, Busan Foundation for Inte...