Biggest Korean Exams

Last week, the biggest Korean exams took place. The annual high school exam for entrance into University locally known as the suneung or the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), is a big deal in Korea. Each year, about 500 000 students sit this exam hoping to get top marks that will allow them to enter …

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Bukhansan National Park: Hiking to Mount Baekundae, Seoul

One a sunny and pleasant Sunday morning, I agreed to go hiking with my sister. It seemed like half of Seoul had the same idea. The online information will tell you to take the metro to Gupabal but we decided to meet at the stop before at Yeonsinnae instead as we needed lockers. I spotted …

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One of My Favourite Areas of Seoul: Insadong

One of my favourite neighbourhoods in Seoul so far is Insadong. Located just about right in the middle of Seoul, this area contains traditional teahouses, crafts and craft products. This area also contains over 100 galleries and is one of the oldest culturally important areas of Seoul. This area use to be the point of …

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Visiting The Most Heavily Guarded Border In The World

Visiting the most heavily guarded border in the world is possible from Seoul. The Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) tours offer visitors a chance to go into the zone to see what the area is like on dedicated tourist buses in an area of the Korean peninsula that has existed since 1945. Visitors can only visit with …

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