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North Korea: “The Cleanest Race”

“What can you hear about North Korea that you haven’t heard a 1000 times before? Only the most important thing; which is, how do North Koreans think and how do they see themselves in the world around them?” So my … Continue reading

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Yeonpyeong Shelling News Links

As you’ve already heard, some big stuff happened over the last week in regards to North and South Korea. I don’t plan on giving a long, boring opinion on the matter because I’m just going to say things that people … Continue reading

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DMZ Tour, Part 3: Joint Security Area

A few ago weeks my parents came to Korea (before we went to Shanghai). I took them on a tour of the DMZ very similar to the one I went on with my school. About two-thirds of the DMZ tour … Continue reading

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Incheon Landing Anniversary

Today is the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Incheon.  It’s also a special day for a few other reasons. One, my grandfather, a US Marine, came to the peninsula to fight with the UN forces for an entire year … Continue reading

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Military Drills Next To My Apartment

Military service is required for all males in Korea. Men must complete two years of service (it includes a wide-range of possible jobs) before the age of 30. So, as a result, there are a plethora of bases and uniformed … Continue reading

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DMZ Tour, Part 2: Dorasan Station

This is the second of two entries on my trip to the Korean DMZ. Click here for the first. Dorasan, Part 2 After going to the Dorasan Observatory we made our last stop in the Paju area. Our bus rolled … Continue reading

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DMZ Tour, Part 1

DMZ Tour & Third Tunnel of Aggression Two weeks ago, on the last day of the school semester, I went on a trip with my school’s faculty to the Demilitarized Zone. Those unfamiliar with the DMZ should check out this … Continue reading

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