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20 South Korea Trends Profiled in Wallpaper* Magazine

, Posted by Matt in ALL DESTINATIONS, Food & Drink, News, 2 Comments

20 South Korea Trends Profiled in Wallpaper* Magazine


Korea makes the cut as one of 10 countries profiled in the November 2010 issue of Wallpaper* Magazine, one of the globe’s top design and travel periodicals.

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Happy New Year from Gampo, Korea!

, Posted by Matt in Festivals & Holidays, Gyeongsang, Notes from Matt, 5 Comments

Happy New Year from Gampo, Korea!


Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy New Year from Gampo, Korea!

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When To See Autumn Color in Korea

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When To See Autumn Color in Korea


When To See Autumn Color in Korea

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New Show on TBS eFM

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New Show on TBS eFM


Starting this week, I’m hosting a new Korea travel show on TBS eFM. I hope you can check it out!

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Incheon International Airport Named Worlds Best (again!)

, Posted by Matt in News, Transportation, 7 Comments

Incheon International Airport Named Worlds Best (again!)


Korea’s award-winning Incheon International Airport Named Worlds Best (again!)

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Introducing The Map!


Introducing DiscoveringKorea.com’s Google Map Feature

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Introducing the Korean Diaspora

, Posted by Matt in Diaspora, Historic Korea, Notes from Matt, 10 Comments

Introducing the Korean Diaspora


Millions of ethnic Koreans have settled across all 7 continents (yes, including Antarctica!). Let’s take a closer look at the Korean Diaspora.

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Welcome to Discovering Korea

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Welcome to Discovering Korea


Welcome to DiscoveringKorea.com, a new travel and culture blog for anyone interested in Korea’s people and places. This Web site complements the weekly radio show I host on KBS World Radio. Each week, this is the place to read transcripts of the show and see photos of our trips around the Korean Peninsula.

But that’s not all! I’ll periodically post other travel and culture-related information that we can’t fit on the show, and in the near future we’ll also include sound clips and streaming video of our travels. There are a number of exciting things happening with the show that I’ll share with you in the coming weeks, so please visit the site again.

To get things started, I’ve posted a few articles- an overview of this past weekend’s Chuseok autumn harvest festival, a look at the city of Gangneung’s Joseon Dynasty-era homes from our September 6th show, a list of upcoming fall festivals and a profile of Seoul’s Gyeonghuigung palace. I’ve also started a list of travel resources for anyone who’s planning to discover Korea on their own.

If you have any comments or questions, please post them here on the site, or you can e-mail me directly, at matt@discoveringkorea.com. I would love to hear what you think.

Thank you for visiting, and happy travels!

Matt Kelley

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