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The Heart of Old Seoul, Korea

Condé Nast | Apr 11, 2014

The Korean capital may be forward-looking and microchip-fast, but as Manny Howard finds, the traditions of yesteryear meld with modern life in surprisingly graceful ways. The Korean capital may be forward-looking and microchip-fast, but ...

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April 11th, 2014|

Korean gardens: a sleeping giant of the East awakes

The Telegraph | Aug 29, 2013

Is Korea the sleeping giant of the gardens world? The venerable history of gardens and designed landscapes of this country has been all but ignored by scholars and commentators in the West, and only partially investigated by Korean writers.

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August 29th, 2013|

Along the Trail of Korea’s Mountain Spirits

The New York Times | Nov 30, 2012

THE titanium spork was a Christmas gift from my brother Gregory, a choice that seemed random at the time. I had no use for ultra-lightweight dual-use cutlery. But nine months later, almost 7,000 miles from my home in New York City and ...

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November 30th, 2012|

Seoul: backwards and forwards in South Korea’s capital

The Telegraph | Sep 22, 2012

'Do you want extra spicy, too spicy or most spicy kimchi?” asks my waiter in response to my request for the quintessential Korean dish. As I look at him in alarm he rolls his eyes and laughs, says “joking” and hands me a roll of lavatory paper to use as napkins.

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September 22nd, 2012|

For a vegetarian Seoul

The Hindu Business Line | Jul 26, 2012

The moment you tell people you are going to Seoul, heads nod and lips are pursed... You are told you will starve, as everything served there is practically inedible for non-Koreans. The more optimistic add, pointedly eyeing the straining ...

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July 26th, 2012|

(Yonhap Feature) Korean temple cuisine reaches New York as a new kind of vegetarian fare

Yonhap News | Jun 27, 2012

NEW YORK, June 26 (Yonhap) -- With one in every three people considered obese, a growing sense of urgency is driving Americans to rethink their eating habits and incorporating a vegetarian diet. According to ...

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June 27th, 2012|

South Korea: finding sanctuary at a Buddhist temple

The Telegraph | April 28, 2012

I discovered Templestay in South Korea quite by accident. I was in Seoul on business and, jet-lagged on my first night, I found myself watching the hotel television channel at 3am. I was mesmerised by an “infomercial” on something called Templestay ...

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April 28th, 2012|

Going fast, and slow, in South Korea

thestar.com | Dec. 7, 2011

SEOUL—On the ground and weaving through foreign streets, Seoul is a city like no other. If you’re thinking generic grey-glass skyscrapers and neon lights flooding a typical fast-paced modern Asian city ...

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December 7th, 2011|

He’s got Seoul: Richard Gere pays visit to Buddhist temple on tour of Far East

Daily Mail UK | June 22, 2011

Richard Gere strengthened his Buddhist beliefs today with a visit to a temple in South Korea. The Hollywood star dropped into a temple in Seoul where he received gifts of prayer beads, ceremonial clothing and porcelain incense burners.

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June 22nd, 2011|

Richard Gere visits Buddhist temple in South Korea

syracuse.com | June 21, 2011

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Richard Gere is visiting a Buddhist temple in Seoul where he received gifts of prayer beads, ceremonial clothing and porcelain incense burners.

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June 21st, 2011|
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