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Photo of the day - I break for tanks

Photo of the day - I break for tanks Road signs are designed to be universal so that anywhere in the world drivers can be aware of local driving rules and potential hazards. Yet this sign in South Korea isn't something you'll see on most roads, setting the speed limit for trucks as well as tanks at 20...

Video of the Day: Arkanoid on a Seoul building

We kind of love finding YouTube videos without descriptions. It's endlessly fun to try to piece together what the heck is happening. In the video above, it appears as if someone is playing the old Arkanoid video game on the massive LED screen in Seoul Square in South...

Photo of the Day - Korean festival lanterns

Photo of the Day - Korean festival lanterns I love taking photographs at festivals. The riotous colors, local costumes and friendly demeanor of locals usually means you'll have a chance to capture some truly great shots. Take today's photo for instance, captured by Flickr user Trent Strohm at a Buddha's...

Personal semi submarine pontoon awesomobile

Personal semi submarine pontoon awesomobile I am pissed I still don't have a hover-board. For sure, by this year of 2011, I should be carving around the streets of Neotokyo, just me and my board. The closest thing we have to teleportation is TelePresence, which is like some off-brand Star Wars tech. We still get to...

Gastro-diplomacy and the politics of food

Gastro-diplomacy and the politics of food Food has been a trending topic in travel circles for some time now. But though a good meal can tell a traveler much about the local culture, it's not often that food is thought of as a force for political change at home. Yet, in a recent article for the Jakarta Globe, writer...

The stinking streets and subways of Seoul

The stinking streets and subways of Seoul Look, it's been a long time since I got off the 4 Line at Samgachi Station – a dozen years, in fact – but I remember it being rather clean and pleasant. The train itself was, too. Well, I guess I was wrong. I now have it on good authority saw on the internet...

North Korea says South Korea "Hell-Bent" on war

North Korea says South Korea There's always a lot of tension on the Korean peninsula, but the action just got a little hotter. According to Bloomberg News, the Korea Central News Agency, which is the official mouthpiece of the North Korean regime, "reported" that South Korea "is so hell-bent on the...

Local budget travel secrets

Local budget travel secrets Most countries and territories have their own local domestic budget secrets that don't get a lot of press beyond their borders. To call these local travel habits secrets is to miss the point just slightly, as they're actually widely appreciated and utilized, though by...

Making sense of the North Korean artillery attacks

Making sense of the North Korean artillery attacks I left Uijongbu, South Korea in the second half of September 1998. My olive drab duffle bag slung over my shoulder, I walked to the bus that would take me to Osan Air Base and a flight back to Boston. My one-year tour had come to an end, and it was time to leave, with...

Vote for the new Seven Wonders of Nature

Vote for the new Seven Wonders of Nature A few years back there was an organized effort to select a New Seven Wonders of the World, which resulted in a list of seven amazing places that joined the Great Pyramids on a modern list of spectacular destinations. Now, a similar effort is being made to select a New Seven...

Paris Hilton's Top Twenty Travel Tweets

Paris Hilton's Top Twenty Travel Tweets OK, so how creepy is it for a grown man to follow Paris Hilton? Because I do, like, on Twitter. I'm not ashamed--on the contrary--I love Paris and will always defend her, because that's what BFF's do for each other. For the record, I'm no follower-come-lately. I've been...

Top ten cities with best public transit systems

Top ten cities with best public transit systems These ten public transportation systems, in random rather than top-to-bottom order, are among the world's best. The transit systems profiled here include some of the most impressively massive as well as some of the best-scaled urban transportation systems. Today's focus...

Kimchi shortage leads to bizarre Korean behavior

Kimchi shortage leads to bizarre Korean behavior Charging for kimchi is like charging for ketchup, according to The Atlantic Wire. That's a pretty bold statement. But, higher costs for cabbage and the ensuing "kimchi crisis" have led many restaurants to throw a price tag on the side dish, because it's become so expensive...

Photo of the Day (10.2.2010)

Photo of the Day (10.2.2010) Puppets! Who doesn't love a good puppet show? These guys look like they could get into some serious trouble, and I for one would like to witness it. Gadling favorite LadyExpat captured these colorful characters in Korea, at the 39th Annual Dance Mask Festival. Have any...

Which country loves to work? See who doesn't take vacation time

Which country loves to work? See who doesn't take vacation time A friend of mine asked me a few days ago when I last went on vacation – a real one. I struggled to remember the last time I went on a trip and didn't write or, before that, keep up with what was going on at the office. After stopping and focusing, I remembered a...

List of World Heritage sites continues to grow

List of World Heritage sites continues to grow The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, also known as UNESCO, has added more sites, including several cultural locations, to its ever expanding World Heritage list. The additions were made this past weekend when the organization concluded the...

Airport efficiency: the world's winners

Airport efficiency: the world's winners Do you get frustrated when you walk into an airport? Even before you get there? On good days, it's a painful experience, with long lines, the security gauntlet and procedures (which may or may not be appropriate) that are guaranteed to annoy. It should come as no surprise...

Best destinations for gadget geeks

Best destinations for gadget geeks Chances are, the laptop you're reading this article on was not made here in the U.S. It's a well-known fact that most of the world's consumer gadgetry, from mobile phones to laptops to gaming consoles, is created abroad, in places ranging from Japan to Europe and beyond....

Korean woman becomes first to climb all 8000 meter peaks

Korean woman becomes first to climb all 8000 meter peaks 44 year-old Korean climber Oh Eun-Sun put her name in the record books last week, and joined very elite mountaineering company in the process. On Tuesday, she reached the summit of Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world at 26,545 feet, and in doing so, became the...

DMZ water coming to a Korean grocery store near you

DMZ water coming to a Korean grocery store near you With all the bottled water you'll find on grocery store shelves these days, any new player absolutely has to have a gimmick. There are just too many brands on the market. So, a company really does need to go the extra mile to stand out. That's probably why "DMZ 2km" is...

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