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We Got Featured on Pretty Awful Things

We were featured on this really strange yet fascinating blog called Pretty Awful Things for our post on Haesindang Park aka The Penis Forest. Check it out again if you haven’t and also see what other strange things they have on their blog.

http://prettyawfulthings.com/2013/02/20/the-penis-forest-of-haesindang-park-in-south-korea/

http://www.justenoughkorean.com/blog/2009/11/haesindang-park-penis-forest/

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Skydiving in South Korea

People have been emailing me to ask if I know of anywhere they can go skydiving in South Korea.

Sadly, I don’t. But there has to be a place to do that.

I was able to fly a plane in South Korea so I figure there’s probably a place where you can jump out of one.

If anyone reading knows of a place, let us know in the comments and we’ll share it with everyone!

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Lantern Festival for Buddha’s Birthday in Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea

These pictures are from the 2009 Lantern Festival around Dongdaemun in Seoul. I took these back in April of 2009, my third month living in South Korea.

The Lantern Festival is a celebration for Buddha’s Birthday, which is a really big deal in a lot of Asian countries. Buddha’s Birthday falls on May 21st and, according to wikipedia, many temples offer free food and tea to all visitors on this day.

This year (2010), the parade will be held on May 16th from 7pm-9:30pm. Get more information here: http://www.llf.or.kr/eng/03introduce/introduce.asp

To get to the festival, I took the Seoul Subway to the Jongno-3 Station and followed the huge crowds. The parade was by the shopping district in Dongdaemun.

If you go to the Lantern Festival, let us know what you thought about it in the comments!!!

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Experience Korea UCC Video Contest

I found a contest sponsored by ExperienceKorea.org where you can win up to 5,000,000 won. That’s 5 million won!

It seems all you have to do is create a video which shows how to make any type of Korean food. You can create a “unique, special Korean food recipe” or a recipe that is “simple to follow, easy to get ingredients of, and of course, taste good”. Upload that video to youtube and you’re all set!

Submit your videos between March 1st and March 31st.

You’ll have some stiff competition if you enter since you’ll be up against the fine folks here at JustEnoughKorean.com but give it a shot!

Check out the contest here:
http://www.experiencekorea.org/summary_01.asp?nation=en

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Korean Women Won’t Stop Yelling at Me!!!

I’ve seen this scene all too often and I just had to blog about it.

While wandering down a busy on a freezing Saturday evening, I see a girl in a short skirt outside a store called The Face Shop (english | korean) yelling into a microphone. I can only assume she’s giving the details of the specials that are going on and trying to entice you to come inside and check them out.

Directly across the street, another girl is doing the same thing, yelling into her microphone. But she’s standing in front of a Baskin Robbins (english | korean).

Sometimes, they take turns yelling at the people who pass. Mostly, they yell over each other. It’s weird because they aren’t direct competitors business-wise. One sells lotion and the other sells ice cream. But they seem to be at each other’s throats!

Who is the winner? The answer is clear once you check out this video.

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