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    Nam Dae Mun Market street vendor

    This is a typical scene in which we find the seller and his wears. Most of these tables have pants, shirts, and any other article of clothing that anyone would need to buy. Unless you really know what you are doing, bartering is no longer done. Plus, most of the items are cheap enough to buy at the fixed price without having to feel buyer's regret. Seoul, South Korea

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    Yonsei University's main gate

    The image shown is the road leading up to the main gate. This is where most of the students are seen wandering before and after classes. The library, the Global Lounge, and engineering buildings are all located here as well.

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    Yonkojun sports game

    This is the great get together between the two colleges: Korea University and Yonsei University. This is a friendly rivalry involving cheering and sports. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Yonsei University hasukchip

    Many of the universities in Korea are too crowded to take in all of the students in the dorm, so many students rent a room in a student boarding house. This particular boarding house is located less than 40 feet from the entrance to the East Gate of Yonsei University.

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    Chusak holiday traditional offerings

    During the Chusak Holiday (a time when traditional Koreans honor their ancestors), the women prepare a large feast of homemade food consisting of various fruits, cooked dishes, fish, and rice wine.

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    Seoul streetlife

    This is a typical street in Seoul. There is little shade sometimes from the sun, so it isn't uncommon to see a few people walking around with umbrellas on a sunny day.

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    Seafood preparation

    This is a photo of a woman preparing a fish for a customer.

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    Kimche

    The kimche on the left is made from radishes and the one on the right is the better known cabbage kimche. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Seoul seafood market stands

    There is a long line of seafood at seafood markets. Shown above is only a small section of a seafood market.

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    LG25

    Throughout South Korea there is a chain brand of convenience stores where it is most convenient to drop by when in Sinchon or any other district. What was discovered was that there is an ATM inside that doesn't charge extra for an international withdrawal.

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    Korean monk

    This is a juxtapose of old and new, fast and slow. This is how one may look at Korea by seeing that there is a modern time and a historical time. Seoul, South Korea

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    Hodduck

    This is a hodduck, which is a mobile stand that is cheap and serves tasty food. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Convenience store

    Although there are some chain convenience stores, most of the stores are privately owned and located in all kinds of places. This one is located right underneath a student boarding house and at the center of an intersection, a clever place to sell.

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    Seoul apartment complexes

    Because it is so expensive to have a large piece of property in Seoul, many people live in apartments which can be seen above the city horizon in almost any district.

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    Seoul street advertising

    This particular bit of advertising was for a nightclub where several of the employees would dress up as a traditional Chinese dragon or dogs. They would run up to people on the street and dance for them.

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    Seoul street advertising

    When evening approaches several stores and clubs will create some extravagant advertising in order to convince people to go to their location.

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    Korean soup

    In Korea there are several kinds of soups and many of them contain both cold or warm noodles with vegetables and different kind of spices. Note the metal spoon and chopsticks.

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    Sorak Mountain water source

    Not far from Sorak Mountain there is a village that rests beside this river bank. When it rains the river fills up quickly and the water is actually used directly for the village. There are specific requests not to pollute the water.

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    Korean food stand

    These kinds of food stands are located all over the streets of Seoul. They sell a variety of Korean food and are made on the spot. Unless you have adjusted to the food in Korea, wait a little before trying these items, but they are worth trying.

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    Chusak ceremony

    Every year there is a celebration of honoring ones ancestors. There is usually an offering of food for the ceremony served with fruits, rice wine, and other homemade dishes. The text is written in Chinese.

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    Ewha Women's University shopping district

    This is the Ewha Women's university shopping district where a good portion of most shopping dreams are met. Some of the trendiest clothes can be found here for cheap. Also, there are hair salons literally built on top of other hair solons in this area. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Olympic Stadium

    This is Olympic Stadium where the 1988 Olympics had taken place. This stadium is now being used for other sporting events, as well as concerts and celebrations. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Papermaking

    This is how paper was made in early times. Paper is still made this way in some parts of Korea with only minor changes. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Hanbok

    These are traditional garments that Korean people wear on special occasions: i.e. weddings and ceremony. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Changdeokgung Palace Guards

    One of the famous palaces that remain standing from the Three Kingdoms era in Korea is the Changdeokgung Palace. Here are several authentically dressed guards at the gate and every 20 minutes or so there is a reenactment of the changing of the guard.