March 26, 2017

Traveling and eating my way to a new global culture

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For as long as I can remember I have been on a mission to burn down my personal culture, and from the ashes built a new culture with global values. The famous idea that we are a product of our environments has always intrigued and sparked thoughts in my mind, but has also frightened me. […]

Cultural Awareness: Korean Reunification

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 “We are one people” The reunification of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, and the Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea, is a sensitive and touchy subject among North and South Korea. Over 60 years ago much more than just the country split into 2 parts. The dividing […]

Korean food: Jokbal (족발)

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Feet of the gods! It is truly hard to explain my deep love for any country that has an affinity for pig’s feet. South Korea is one such country and…boy do they make them delicious! Jokbal, is sliced pig’s feet served with garlic, chili peppers, lettuce, kimchi, gochujang (red chili paste) and soy sauce. Jokbal is quite greasy and […]

Top 10 Must-Sees in Seoul, South Korea

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  Seoul is not exactly a city that never sleeps but it is definitely full of life and personality. Seoul has a long, exciting history full of beauty and tragedy. Seoul’s diversities range from ancient Joseon Dynasty palaces to extremely modern skyscrapers. Seoul is a city with beauty around ever corner. I have complied a list of […]

Cultural Awareness: The Korean emotion of han (한)

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But still there is hope… I have always been fascinated by East Asian cultural traits but none so much as the Korean emotion of  han. Like with many concepts from different cultures, han has no direct translation to Western languages or culture but can be felt none the less. Han permeates through Korean society and […]