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Playing by the Rules of Korean Baseball

After a frustrating battle with Ticketlink, Jared and I managed to score tickets for a baseball game in Daegu. I haven’t been to too many baseball games in my life, but I had high expectations from this one. I’d heard that Korean fans go wild, regardless of how good their team is. I wasn’t disappointed, […]

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When Visiting a Penis Park ISN’T The Strangest Part Of Your Day

This was supposed to be a post about the Penis Park. You’re intrigued, right? Because if you go to a place like a Penis Park, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be the most unusual part of your day. Well, much to my surprise, it wasn’t. But before I tell you about that, let’s give the […]

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Strange Encounters: Yeongwol

When you open the front door of our apartment, it creates a loud sucking sound as the air rushes in from the open windows in the bedroom. The noise can catch you off guard when you’re not expecting it. And at 10:30 pm on a Tuesday night, I definitely wasn’t expecting it. Jared and I […]

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What To Do When The Local Brew Tastes Like (c)Ass

Drinking in Korea can be cheap. It doesn’t qualify as dirt cheap – Southeast Asia takes the prize for that one –  but as long as you’re drinking the local brew, it’s not going to break your bank. There’s a catch, of course – notice that I said ‘local brew.’ When I first got to […]

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The Tragedy of King Danjong

I’m willing to bet that most of you have never heard of King Danjong. Well, settle in, because his story’s a good one. It’s a lot like The Lion King, but without the happy ending. Danjong’s sickly father, King Munjong, died in 1452 when Danjong was only twelve. It was generally agreed that twelve was […]

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Get Out Your Earplugs, It’s Election Season In Korea

It’s election season in Korea, which means one thing: You are no longer safe in your own home. Safe from violence, sure. Safe from danger, yes. But safe from noise pollution? Not a chance. From the minute the campaigns officially kicked off last week, Yeongwol has been aurally assaulted. Actually, I’ll back up. To an […]

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