- To those who aren’t familiar with Chinese characters, the Chinese Yuan, Korean Won, Japanese Yen and even the Hong Kong Dollar may all seem to be different currency units. This ...more
- In 1987, my wife and I bought a hanok in Seoul’s Gahoe-dong district which has been our home ever since. Living in a hanok brings an understanding of many of ...more
- Some of us come from Fragrant Blue or Strong Fruit. Maybe you’ve traveled to Meaningful Big Advantage and can’t wait to visit Ink West Brother. Not sure where you’re from? ...more
- Designed and built with an uninterrupted high-wall stone fortress encircling the entire city, Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) had 8 city entrance gates which opened in the morning and ...more
Well known amongst Koreans for the words written on his tombstone, Homer B. Hulbert (1863-1949) was the famous American who said, “I would rather be buried in Korea than in ...more
Are you thinking about eating out tonight at a fancy Chinese restaurant? Well, what brand of beer are you considering to order? Do you feel a Chinese brand beer will ...more
- A few phrases - 10 of them - on how to maintain a good and healthy life-style, were created by a famous 16th century Korean Scholar. Without having had any ...more
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- The beauty of East Asia comes alive when visiting Seonunsa --- a Buddhist temple located in the Jeollabuk (North Jeolla) Province of South Korea. This temple - its name is Seonunsa - ...more
- Karl Marx? Marco Polo? Kublai Khan? Bill Gates? The list is endless. But if you think about it, one man’s legacy has by far had the biggest and longest lasting ...more
- At 9288 kilometers, the Trans-Siberian Railway’s distance from Moscow to Vladivostok is more than twice the distance between Boston and San Francisco; and spans across seven time zones. The first ...more
Prior to the Kingdom of Gojoseon (2333 B.C. to 108 B.C.), early Koreans had applied stone-age art to record their lives before using letters during the Neolithic Era (9,500 B.C. ...more
- The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804 to 1806) in North America --- which had taken place immediately after the Louisiana Purchase (1803) --- is a well known, and a frequently ...more
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