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How to feed a hungry diplomat: An old-fashioned Korean dinner with the U.S. ambassador
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How to feed a hungry diplomat: An old-fashioned Korean dinner with the U.S. ambassador

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim cares about more than just politics -- he's also a connoisseur of traditional cuisine
CNN Café opens flagship shop on Seoul's busiest street
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CNN Café opens flagship shop on Seoul's busiest street

The Gangnam Station branch offers carrot cake, quiet study stations and breaking news all day
Where to find Korea's best bartenders
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Where to find Korea's best bartenders

Ace mixers Andy Seo and Terry Kim win top honors at a Korea competition. Here's how to sample their award-winning drinks
Top 5 new Seoul restaurants
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Top 5 new Seoul restaurants

The hottest Seoul restaurants where foodies and "it" people are salivating in line
7 more crazy fun things to do in Korea this summer
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7 more crazy fun things to do in Korea this summer

Eminem, Akon, Steve Aoki, a tae kwon do expo, a comics festival and the world B-boy championship. Convinced yet?
5 reasons to stay at a hanok while traveling in Korea
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5 reasons to stay at a hanok while traveling in Korea

With an environmentally friendly design that's in tune with nature, traditional Korean houses are the new trend in accommodations
Revealed: The must-have Korean travel item
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Revealed: The must-have Korean travel item

Soju juice boxes spark international customs alert
Yet another round of travel rankings say Asia is so hot right now
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Yet another round of travel rankings say Asia is so hot right now

Seven out of top 10 busiest routes are in Asia. Guess which island is the most popular destination?
The Korean fighter's guide to tae kwon do and other martial arts
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The Korean fighter's guide to tae kwon do and other martial arts

Shape up, meditate and protect your honor with a Korean-style wallop
It's official: Jinro soju is the world's best-selling liquor
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It's official: Jinro soju is the world's best-selling liquor

Which makes Korea the world's drinking capital, obviously
6 crazy fun things to do in Korea this summer
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6 crazy fun things to do in Korea this summer

Slather a stranger in mud! Jump off a cliff! That's some of the fun -- and crazy -- in Korea this summer
How to be a Seoul local: 10 tips on faking it
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How to be a Seoul local: 10 tips on faking it

Essential shortcuts to make it appear like you've lived here forever
Korean Air to launch Incheon-Nairobi route this month
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Korean Air to launch Incheon-Nairobi route this month

First nonstop route to Kenya will take 13 hours on an Airbus 330-200
Don't say we didn't warn you: Korea's 5 spiciest dishes
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Don't say we didn't warn you: Korea's 5 spiciest dishes

Get ready to burn a hole in your gut and cry like a baby alongside our most fearless -- and slightly masochistic -- Korean foodie
Expert's guide to surviving a Korean drinking session
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Expert's guide to surviving a Korean drinking session

The trick to landing (or at least not blowing) that business deal? Observing these unspoken drinking customs
10 best Korean restaurants in Seoul
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10 best Korean restaurants in Seoul

We all know Korean food is good. Here are 10 Korean restaurants -- with the visuals, ambience and incomparable tastes -- where it's even better
Happy Rose Day, with love from Seoul
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Happy Rose Day, with love from Seoul

Because Koreans love giving away flowers almost as much as they love taking advantage of random marketing opportunities
Comical, creepy or kind of cool? A night in the countryside at 7 wacko Korean pensions
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Comical, creepy or kind of cool? A night in the countryside at 7 wacko Korean pensions

These Korean pensions are not in Seoul, but somewhere out there, with glow-in-the-dark walls, weird murals and beds shaped like beer cans, shoes and jail cells
British Airways heads back to Seoul after 14 years
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British Airways heads back to Seoul after 14 years

If nothing else, it's another set of in-flight menu options -- bangers and mash instead of bibimbap, anyone?
AirAsia Expedia CEO: Asians are spontaneous, smartphone-savvy, social travelers
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AirAsia Expedia CEO: Asians are spontaneous, smartphone-savvy, social travelers

But will Koreans go for Expedia's comparatively stark and simple site?
Citibank Korea globalizes all ATMs... spending money in Korea now even easier
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Citibank Korea globalizes all ATMs... spending money in Korea now even easier

Move means no more fees or exasperated ATM-kicking for foreign travelers at Citibanks throughout South Korea
10 reasons travelers can't keep away from Jeju Island
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10 reasons travelers can't keep away from Jeju Island

Sea-women, rapeseed fields, and the world's longest lava tube are just some of the reasons behind the island's explosive popularity
Jessica Alba's whirlwind tour of Seoul
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Jessica Alba's whirlwind tour of Seoul

"Sexiest Woman in the World" enjoys five hectic days of sightseeing, late-night shopping and soju-filled nightlife