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  • Seoul With Its Last Palaces

    Olympic Park Seoul ©Emy ^^

    Olympic Park Seoul ©Emy ^^/flickr

     

    A city with prime rank boosted after the devastation of the Korean War

    What was mighty in Seoul suddenly disappeared, and what was little has become immense. An example is the Namdaeumun which is now the largest traditional market in Seoul. It was built with numerous grey cobble stones crowned by two big roofs which represents the glory and pride of the capital, being a road to the royal residence. Now this symbol is guarded by a fence, giving an impression that it’s an island in the middle of a crossroad. It’s a little construction compared to its skyscraper neighbors.

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  • Top 5 big city destinations in the world

    Seoul skyline

    Seoul skyline ©Joop/Flickr

    Not everyone is a great fan of beaches, mountains or other natural attractions. Some prefer the business of urban areas, the lifestyle, the multitude of experiences, the variety of entertainment options.

    That is why we have gathered for you the top 5 city destinations in the world with some info so you can decide which metropolis do you want to visit during your next city break or even a longer vacation.

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  • Seoul flight with United for $871 r/t

    Seoul skyline

    Seoul skyline ©Jummy McIntyre/Flickr

    Book this great South Korea flight brought by our deal hunting team and fly with United Airlines to Seoul for $871 r/t, with taxes. Get this cheap flight now and save big compared to the other airlines on this route.

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  • Why is the Caribbean not a top destination for medical travel

    Caribbean beach

    Caribbean beach ©Trish Hartmann/Flickr

    The list of the top 10 destinations for medical travel in the last years start with Brazil, Costa Rica, South Korea, Malaysia and goes on without mentioning any country from the Caribbean.

    Despite the fact that they educate many great doctors in the region, these countries still don’t really get their slice of the cake that made up more than 10% of the global GDP of 2013 and which is fashionably called the medical travel industry. Let us see why is the Caribbean not a top destination – or at least not yet…

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  • Medical travel booming in South Korea in 2014

    Doctor examining patient

    Doctor with patient ©commons.wikimedia.org

    The huge and well-known Chinese cosmetics and beauty consulting franchise company called Mimi Consulting Corporation and nearly 450 CEOs from its over 200 chain stores will visit Daegu Medical City in South Korea during January 2014 to hold their annual consulting conference. This conference has – so far – been always held in China, so the event will mean a lot to Korea’s medical travel industry.

    Many hope that the conference will furthermore fuel the economy and popularity of Daegu, as Mimi Consulting intends to direct Chinese patients who are particularly interested in cosmetic surgery to Daegu, which is especially famous for providing such medical services.

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  • The most spectacular volcanoes in Asia

    Mount Bromo, photo by Michael Day on Flickr

    Volcanoes might seem like lava spitting, smoke belching hell machines (and they really are that, if you happen to live at the base of an active volcano), but travelers with a sense of adventure will always want to see them in person, simply because volcanoes tend to be some of the most impressive natural sites on the planet.

    Whether you want to see a destructive force of nature from a safe distance, or to see the extinct remains of a volcano that has most certainly terrorized a lot of people in the past, you should head to the Asian continent, home to some of the most impressive volcanoes on the planet. If you like visiting exciting natural sites, travel to see some of the most spectacular volcanoes in Asia.

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  • 5 spectacular attractions in South Korea

    Jongmyo, photo by Oskar Alexanderson

    Although grounded in ancient traditions and Confucianism, South Korea is one of the most modern and liberated countries in Asia, where every day is an adventure for a traveler. Visit a big city in South Korea, and you can barely keep up with the fast rhythm of daily life, but head to the countryside or a small town, and you’ll be lulled into a gentle pace and appreciation for life’s smaller pleasures.

    Cities like Seoul, Busan and Incheon are the kind of places where you can find something interesting to see or do any hour of the day, but South Korea’s sights are not restricted to urban sprawls, and you can find them in the most surprising places. Here are 5 spectacular attractions in South Korea, but you can rest assured that these are only a taster!

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  • Travel destinations with remarkable cuisine

    Bibimbap in South Korea, photo by avlxyz on Flickr

    You’d have to have a pretty conservative and obstinate stomach in order to be able to travel without indulging in the offer of local dishes and delicacies. Food and food preparation is a huge part of most cultures, and sticking only to dishes that are ‘international’ or familiar to the palate would mean that you are missing out on an essential part of the travel experiences.

    And while most travelers are happy to enjoy the local fare as a bonus to seeing amazing new places, there are more than enough travel destinations that are worth visiting based on their cuisine alone. And if you’re worried that you won’t have much to do except to stuff yourself in these destinations, don’t worry, they all have more than their fare share of sights as well. Here are a few travel destinations with remarkable cuisine that is reason enough to visit them.

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  • Travel to the New 7 Wonders of Nature: Jeju Island, South Korea

    Sunrise Peak, photo by Justin Ornellas on Flickr

    We all know about the seven wonders of the ancient world, and surely many travelers have seen the ones that remain. And as impressive as these monuments of Antiquity are, there are many more wonders natural and artificial on the planet that are just as mind-blowing.

    So it makes sense that various lists of new wonders have been put together, and some focus on wonders that are not man-made. Jeju Island in South Korea made the list of the New7Wonders of Nature just last year, so it seems like 2012 will bring a new wave of tourists to this amazing place! So hop on the bandwagon and travel to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature: Jeju Island, South Korea.

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  • The best travel destinations in South Korea

    Palgongsan, photo by Adam Nicholson on Flickr

    North Korea is probably one of the most impossible travel destinations in the world, and it’s rather ironic that its former better half, South Korea, is the exact opposite: one of the most welcoming and fascinating travel destinations in East Asia.

    South Korea is a country that is in full blown development, without completely forsaking its ancient Confucian roots. Korean music, food, films and products are taking the world by storm, and made this country a hugely popular travel destination for every kind of budget.

    Visiting all the best parts of the country in the course of a single trip is an unthinkable task, but we have compiled a list of the best travel destinations in South Korea to give you a taster of what is awaiting you there.

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