Korea is marked by four distinct seasons and Koreans have traditionally believed that eating fresh seasonal foods in the spring help them to stay healthy throughout the year.
Immediately following her performance, Kim said that she had successfully done her best and had shown all that she had worked for during her training. She also said, “As I have been repeatedly saying, a gold medal isn’t important to me. Simply competing in the [Olympic] games has given more meaning to me. I’m content because I have done everything that I could have done.”
Roger Shepherd is an avid outdoorsman who has hiked the length of the Korean Peninsula, both North and South. Hiking the length of Korea consists, essentially, of hiking the Baekdudaegan.
The Baekdudaegan (백두대간, 白頭大幹, or “Great White-Topped Mountain Range”) is the heart of the Korean Peninsula. It is an unbroken chain of mountains that runs from the Chinese-North Korean border all the way to Jirisan Mountain in the south.
‘Figure Skating Queen’ Kim Yuna aims at second Olympics gold The “queen of figure skating,” Kim Yuna, performs during her short program at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia on February 19. (photo courtesy of the Korean Olympic Committee) “It is very impressive. Queen Kim has…
Ladies’ short track team: “We will never forget this day” Korean Girl winner! “We will never forget this day.” So said the ladies’ short track team which grabbed a golden triumph in the 3,000 meter relay finals on February 18. The five members of the team—Shim Suk-hee, Kim Alang, Park Seung-hi, Cho Ha-ri…
Joseon royal tombs open to public Dec 30, 2013 Across the capital city of Seoul, we can find as many as 42 royal tombs, sites that are both mysterious and historic. It is at these Joseon royal tombs that the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) are laying in peace.Some of…
Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa won Korea’s first gold medal in Sochi while breaking an Olympic record.
The defending Olympic champion topped the race by clocking in at 74.70 seconds in the ladies 500-meter long-track race, in which skaters run twice and are ranked by total time.
Korea sends its largest ever team of Olympians to Sochi Jan 03, 2014 The number of athletes Korea is sending to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is expected to be higher than ever before. A total of 61 Korean athletes are expected to compete in 13 Winter Olympic disciplines in Sochi, Russia, beginning on…
A Korean-made animated 3D film will soon reach movie-lovers across North America.
“The Nut Job” is a Korea-Canada joint production on which the animation studio Redrover, along with its Canadian counterpart, has been working since 2010. It is scheduled to be screened starting January 17 at more than 3,000 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to North America, the production has also secured in-theater screenings in 120 countries around the world.
This is the third part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces.