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“Gwanghwamun Sonata is a South Korean musical produced by Ko Sung-woong. Written and composed originally by Lee Yung-hoon in 2008, this musical carries a real sad story. Gwanghwamun Sonata is the last work the composer left to posterity since he created it during his battle against cancer that he didn’t win. Deeply influenced by its
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Cherry blossoms – Beot Kkeot (벗꽃) in Korean, more widely known as Sakura (桜) in Japanese – attract numerous tourists to Korea for their beauty during the Spring-time cherry blossom festivals. The flower is in fact native to Korea and comes in yellow, white, and pink hues. One of the most popular and easily accessible
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The cultural difference of preparing a healthy and revitalizing seaweed soup dish for someone on their birthday in Korea versus the typical practice of serving an often overly sugary cake in other parts of the world has always intrigued me. Seaweed soup – Miyeok-guk (미역국), is a simple and healthy dish typically made with a
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It’s your first time traveling to Seoul (South Korea) and you are already overwhelmed by the feeling sitting in the plane on the way to your dream destination. All you can think about is what to take with you and which places you will have to visit. Of course, you will check out the main
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