Discovering Psy’s Gangnam

“Oppa is Gangnam style Gangnam style” In 2012, Psy turned into an instant YouTube sensation with the catchy song, “Gangnam Style“. And even if, very few truly understood what or what about he was singing; Gangnam would soon become Seoul’s top tourist draw. Back then, neither the beat nor lyrics particularly appealed to me and I couldn’t understand the need…

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Under a Canopy of Cherry Blossoms

Nature has a way of helping you cope with change. There’s a brief interlude before the onslaught of severe cold or heat. These intervals don’t last for very long; but give you the respite, you’d need, to handle the difficult months to come. After a cold, seemingly never-ending winter and a chaotic trip back home; I…

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One Foot at a Time

For a person with a fear of heights; the earth can be an incredibly flat place to explore. At a young age, you learn to take the longer path around and avoid anything that can make you crumble to your knees. You can never see peaks — only mountains of fear. It’s hard to explain the fear of…

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Hiking Inwangsan in Summer

The cherry blossoms have faded away, trees have got new leaves, and warm days are around the corner. This period opens a fantastic gateway to exploring Korean mountains. Last year, a heat wave swept across the country (like many other parts of Asia) making it extremely difficult to hike or even travel. That’s when, you…

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