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South Korea: Global Leader in Corona Crushing

South Korea is now at the tail end of the corona curve with confirmed cases hitting single digits for the first time in months. The government allowed for quarantined cases to vote at physical polling station in last weeks elections. Who knows if this will lead to an uptick in Covid19 cases. Things are slowly …

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5 Different Reasons Why Koreans would Wear Masks

I am inspired to write this after yesterday’s post about whether or not it’s right to wear masks during this coronavirus outbreak. But yeah this is a common question tourists ask while they were sightseeing throughout their tours of Korea even before the outbreak existed: Why do people wear masks in Korea? It is a …

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Why We Still Wear Masks…and Why You Should AS WELL.

Act as if you already have the virus. Then how would that change the way you behave? There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not wearing masks is helpful during the Coronavirus outbreak. Many Western media outlets have been writing about how wearing masks can be ineffective or even damaging to …

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How to get a discount right away in Myeongdong – Buying Discounted Gift Certificates

So I am in Myeongdong at least once a week doing a Seoul city tour. While I’m there I am always checking out the great street food, the rates on the US dollar as well as the prices of sangpumgwon (상품권). That’s pronounced Sahng-Poom-Guwon. Memorize that word because it will give you an automatic discount …

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Common Mistakes Tourists make in Korea (part 2 of 2)

So last week I wrote up a post about the top common mistakes tourists make when they come to Korea. It was getting to be long so I broke it up into two parts. That was 1 through 5 and now I’m presenting the last 5 this week. They come in no particular order. Again, …

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