Articles Tagged ‘South Korea’

Postcard Perfect: Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea

Postcard Perfect: Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea January 31, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Gyeongbokgung Palace, the royal residence in South Korea, is located in Seoul and was nearly destroyed in the 20th century by the Japanese government. This “Palace of Shining Happiness” is slowly being restored, with 40% of the original buildings standing or being reconstructed as of 2009. This...

Clone Dogs Populate South Korea’s Drug Sniffing Crew

Clone Dogs Populate South Korea’s Drug Sniffing Crew November 3, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It finally happened. Though we knew when Dolly made headlines years ago that one day, animals would start to look eerily alike, it’s still weird to hear they are actually cloning dogs in South Korea. Maybe even weirder is that the dogs are drug-sniffing canines, who are being cloned specifically...

A Christmas Travel Fantasy: Penguins Dressed as Santa

A Christmas Travel Fantasy: Penguins Dressed as Santa December 7, 2010 | Asia, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
South Korea is preparing for the holidays, AOL reported a few weeks ago. At the Everland amusement park in South Korea, penguins greeted the park’s visitors dressed as Santa and his flock of reindeer. The penguins’ reindeer costume consisted of antlers positioned on their back. You might...

8 Abandoned Theme Parks Abroad “Open” for Exploration

8 Abandoned Theme Parks Abroad “Open” for Exploration August 28, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Call it exoticism: theme parks outside the US seem just a smidgen creepier than those we grew up visiting. Safety guidelines are questionable, attractions are a bit lees planned-out, and themes are chosen with a decidedly laissez-faire attitude. Although these factors might be a detriment to theme parks...

TempleStay Offers Ascetic, Peaceful Layover Option

TempleStay Offers Ascetic, Peaceful Layover Option May 14, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
It can be fairly stressful to find out that your flight’s been canceled. Even if the airline manages to find you a room, it’s a swirling mess of trying to reset all the points on your itinerary. One airport offers a nice respite from all of that. If you use Korean Air, you have the option...

GPS-Trusting Tourists Rescued From Australian Forest

GPS-Trusting Tourists Rescued From Australian Forest May 7, 2010 | Australia, Travel News | Read More
“A TIP for tourists: if your GPS system leads you into a forest, forces you to unlock gates and move rocks blocking the road, chances are something is amiss.”  Thus begins the Courier Mail story of three South Korean tourists whose trust in their Ford Falcon’s GPS got them stuck...