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[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites

2017/01/14 | 513 views | Permalink

Explore some of the wintery wonders around Pyeongchang, find out if studying in South Korea is for you, 10 Magazine visits the historic city of Namwom, and how friendly is Seoul to book lovers?

"Wintry beauty of eastern Korea"

May Chen, writing for the Strait Times, visits the South Korean city of Pyeongchang and its surrounding attractions in Gangwon province ahead of the Winter Games in 2018. Next year, thousands of visitors will flock to the Land of the Morning Calm to catch the world's best athletes compete for gold, but May reveals that there is much more to be enjoyed in Pyeongchang, indeed the country at large, than most imagine: "There is more to South Korea than K-pop, K-drama, the bustling streets of Myeongdong in Seoul and the lush scenery of Jeju".

...READ ON THE STRAITS TIMES

"10 REASONS TO STUDY ABROAD IN SOUTH KOREA"

Are you a student who wants to study abroad? Have you considered South Korea? "South Korea is a unique and exciting country", writes Jennifer Euesden for 10 Magazine, "yet it remains one of the less popular destinations for students going on exchange". From its top universities to its rich and thriving culture, South Korea could just be the kind of world-class study destination you've been searching for. Go find out...

...READ ON 10 MAGAZINE

"Seoul for Book Lovers"

The popularity of Han Kang's award-winning novel "Vegetarian" has helped to place Korea on the literary map, but besides this novel gem, is South Korea the kind of place book lovers enjoy? Will foreigners be able to find books in English and other languages, or is everything in Korea? How are their bookstores? In this post on KBS World Radio you'll have these and other questions answered. "Seoul's colder seasons is a perfect time to cozy up to a good book indoors and for book lovers, there's no shortage of places to visit..."

...READ ON KBS WORLD RADIO

"TAKE IT SLOW AND RELAX IN THE HISTORIC CITY OF NAMWON"

Upon arriving in Korea, visitors will no doubt be impressed with the country's technological endowment-things are new, shiny, modern and connected in ways that's bound to impressive any and all visitors. "Eleven years into the new millennium and 60 after the start of the Korean War", writes Matthew Crawford, "the old Korea is becoming an elusive creature here in the South". There are, of course, plenty of stunning opportunities to experience the quieter, more traditional side of Korea-but as Matthew suggests, you do have to know where to look...

...READ ON 10 MAGAZINE

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