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Seoul Forest: An escape from the city that never sleeps

Posted on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Seoul is a bustling busy city that is constantly on the move every day. Korea is notorious for having 24 hour convenient stores and services. It is no joke when people tell you that Seoul is a city that never sleeps. After living in New York and experiencing a city that never sleeps, I can assure you that Seoul is indeed a restless city that is filled abundantly with energy.  With that being said, all of us need that sweet city escape, that retreat which clears the mind with a peace and serenity. Seoul has plenty of hidden places just like these, and Seoul Forest is one of these secret pleasures.

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Tags: seoul, things to do in Korea, relaxing, picnic, brunch, Seoul forest, park, Hangang river, forest, Activities to do in Korea, sports in Korea

Visiting Osan's 221 Year Old Traditional Market in Korea

Posted on Sat, Jun 15, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

This past weekend, Osan hosted their monthly traditional market, so some fellow Chungdahm teachers and I went to check it out. Traditional markets are very common in Korea, and any length of time spent in this country needs to include a visit to a market. So what makes Osan's market so special that we traveled a couple hours to get there? Well, according to the great internet, it's been around for over 200 years. A mention of it exists in a publication from 1792 called Hwasong Kyolriji, proving it's been around for a very, very long time. 

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Tags: markets, what to do in korea, Korea, market day, traditional market, osan, osan market, south korea, Market, what to do on the weekend, american brunch in korea, brunch, Weekend activities in Korea

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