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War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 2

It is impossible to present any kind of history without bias, thus it is inevitable that the War Memorial & Museum of Korea’s account of the June 25th War (a.k.a. the Korean War) is also biased. First of all, it … Continue reading

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War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 1

In the photograph above is a statue depicting a South Korean and a North Korean soldier. The South Korean soldier and the North Korean soldier see each, find that the other is his own brother, and embrace. This sometimes literally … Continue reading

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Downtown Incheon

Incheon is the 3rd largest city in South Korea by population, and part of the Seoul Metropolitan Area. Since it’s only a little more than an hour away from Seoul by commuter train Incheon Port may not be quite as … Continue reading

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The Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom Part 2: The Axe Murder and Bridge of No Return

After seeing the conference center, we went to one of the sentry posts operated by the ROK / US forces (we are allowed to take photos of the scenery, but not the post itself), and then we went to see … Continue reading

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How to Name the “Korean War”

In this blog, I tend to refer to the Korean War as “June 25th War (a.k.a. the Korean War)”. I do have to put the “a.k.a. the Korean War”, because that is by far the most common name for this … Continue reading

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The UN Cemetary in Busan

Within walking distance of my hostel in Busan is the UN Cemetary. It is THE United National Cemetary since it is the only United Nations Cemetary in the whole world. On June 25th, 1950, which is when the ‘June 25th … Continue reading

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Daegu, the Medical Metropolis

Daegu, with a population of about 2.5 million people, is the fourth largest city in South Korea. Technically, it is administered separately from Gyeongsangbuk Province, but culturally/socially/geographically it’s part of Gyeongsangbuk Province. Daegu was designated as the capital of Gyeongsang … Continue reading

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