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In the summer of 2013, I traveled to Korea as the leader for a study abroad program for American high schoolers. Our mission was experiential travel, and while there was no avoiding the iconic Namsan Tower or the Gangnam district, we also stayed with Korean host families, conquered the Seoul subway, dabbled in meditation at a Buddhist temple stay and learned that making bibimbap isn't all that complicated.
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94 Wausan-ro, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
If the name of Seoul’s favorite new ice cream shop sounds familiar, maybe it’s because the moniker is gleaned from an intersection in San Francisco where the owner used to live. This small-batch parlor serves up imaginative flavors of ice cream,...
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161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Originally built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is the largest and greatest of Seoul’s Five Grand Palaces. Burned down during the Japanese invasion of 1592, it was reconstructed in 1867. Today, the palace grounds, filled with lotus ponds,...