CONTRIBUTED BY TONYA GARRICK Ahhh, the Itaewon Global Village Festival of 2015. What a fun time! Thousands of people poured into the streets of Itaewon which meant no through traffic on the main strip. The DJs had a huge stage playing techno, 80s and any other music you could think of. Food vendors selling sangria to … Continue reading Itaewon’s Global Village Festival
Note: Earth Day is April 25th, this upcoming Monday. If you're in the Daegu area, check out this local festival! CONTRIBUTED BY JANVIKA SHAH First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is a day now annually celebrated in over 192 countries worldwide to support environmental protection. Each country celebrates differently and in Korea, Daegu holds an … Continue reading Earth Day Festival, Daegu
CONTRIBUTED BY ABBY JOHNSON Two years ago I began my studies of the yoga-sutras and study of the Sanskrit teachings. When we got orders to Korea, at first I was hesitant but became excited rather quickly when I learned I’d be thrown into the Eastern culture I’d been studying. What I’ve noticed since I arrived here … Continue reading Temple Etiquette In Korea – What do I do when visiting a temple?
This post was originally posted Jan 30 2014. In 2016, Lunar New Year begins on February 7th and runs through February 10th. CONTRIBUTED BY TIFFANY WHEELER In Korea, Seollal (Lunar New Year) is one of the most celebrated national holidays. Unlike in America where we celebrate New Years based on the Gregorian Calendar, Koreans celebrate New Year based … Continue reading Celebrating Lunar New Year at Home
CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GARCIA This post was originally published on Korea Ye on February 11, 2013. The 2016 Namsangol Hanok festivities run February 7th-10th. So we were looking for something to do over the holiday. Something fun. Something with a little Korean flava and celebratory Lunar New Year's hoopla. Oh, and that the kids could enjoy. Google … Continue reading Lunar New Year at Namsangol Hanok Folk Village
CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZABETH BONNER If you are looking to get outdoors and experience an amazing and refreshing place just outside the city of Seoul, The Garden of Morning Calm is a great choice. The garden is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and it is the oldest private garden in South … Continue reading The Garden of Morning Calm