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An Open Letter From Korea's Gay Protesters

HuffPost Korea | Dohoon Kim | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Editor's note: This past Saturday, dozens of activists converged on Seoul's City Hall for a sit-in protesting the actions of Seoul's mayor, Won Soon P...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Seoul, South Korea Like a Fashion Model

Lisa Siva | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel
Lisa Siva

She's crossed two oceans, shot with Lara Jade in Los Angeles, and graced the pages of French Revue de Modes in Paris -- all at the ripe old age of sixteen. The latest place this wunderkind has hung her hat? Seoul, South Korea.

Don't Let Seoul's Mayor Buckle to Homophobia and Transphobia

Andy Marra | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

As mayor, Mr. Park halted the enactment of Seoul's Charter of Human Rights for the city's upcoming observance of Human Rights Day. Why? The Charter included a provision stating support for non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

If you've ever thought about taking a kidsmoon, I highly recommend it. It's one of the best things you can do for your marriage as well as being better parents.

A Week in Seoul

Brandon Grabelsky | Posted 11.14.2014 | College
Brandon Grabelsky

While understanding the barriers and limitations to some applications, it is extremely useful to talk to people in different environments to see what has or hasn't worked. In our global community, we can all do more to share ideas and best practices.

Letter From Seoul

John Feffer | Posted 11.06.2014 | World
John Feffer

For more than half a millennium, this narrow alleyway in the heart of Seoul stretched for several kilometers. Today, only a tiny stretch of Pimatgol remains, along with a wooden gate that leads into a half-block of modern storefronts. The fate of Pimatgol reflects the forward-looking trajectory of South Korea.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

Top North Korea Officials Make Rare Visit To South Korea

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's presumptive No. 2 and other members of Pyongyang's inner circle made a surprise trip Saturday to South Korea...

Solar Seoul Shows How Eco-Friendly Cities Can Work

Park Won-soon | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Park Won-soon

Committed to building a city that is safe from the threat of power crises, self-sufficient in energy and responsible for its energy use, we are exploring ways to generate energy in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. For example, we are installing mini-photovoltaic power stations on the rooftops of school buildings, apartments, and other structures, taking the maximum advantage of our high population and building density.

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Anne Hidalgo

From Rio to Paris to Istanbul to Durban to Seoul, city mayors are already making great progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and minimizing climate risks.

6 Reasons to Visit Seoul

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Korean people are friendly, and are generally welcoming to foreigners. Their society is derived from Confucian principles, which emphasize the importance of family and respect for others (specifically the elderly). These distinct customs create a bond of peace and trustworthiness among citizens and visitors.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

Explore Rich Heritage In South Korea's 'Hyper-Efficient' Capital

AP | AMIR BIBAWY | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But ...

The Romance of Seoul and the 'New Korean'

Michael Hurt | Posted 10.12.2014 | Style
Michael Hurt

A long time ago, in a Korea of another age, Seoul was a truly conservative, extremely reserved place where people didn't hold hands and certainly never hugged or kissed in public. But Korea has developed into a consumer economy based on choice, freedom and the ability to indulge one's carnal urges.

A Seoulful Trip – Seoul, New Years 2013

Ari S. Goldberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Ari S. Goldberg

So next time you are traveling through Asia make sure you stop by Seoul -- it's a cultural awakening and an amazing experience.

Google Shows People Around The World Have Lots Of The Same Questions

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

If you are in New York and type the words "why am" into Google's search bar, the first two suggestions offered by Google's Autocomplete function are "...

Psy and Snoop Dogg's "Hangover": A Lesson in Korean Drinking Culture

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mimsie Ladner

Earlier this week, international sensation Psy debuted his latest release, "Hangover," featuring rapper Snoop Dogg (er... Lion) on his oft-visited YouTube channel. Responses to the video have been mixed.

200 Hurt In Subway Crash

Reuters | Jack Kim | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

By Christine Kim and Sohee Kim SEOUL, May 2 (Reuters) - South Korea suffered its second serious transport accident in just over two we...

How to Travel Around the World Without Being Rich

Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

So many people say, "I wish I could travel more" but they can -- it just means stepping outside your comfort zone.

This Mashup Of Old And New South Korea Is So Simple, But So Moving

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts

The Korean artist Sungseok Ahn was traveling through Europe in 2007, when he realized he’d never actually visited Seoul. He imagined being a tour...

Malaysia Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed. Hong Ko...

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

John Kerry Finalizes Plans For Upcoming Asia Trip

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

US Secretary of State John Kerry is fine-tuning plans for an upcoming trip to Asia which is set to focus partly on climate change, his spokeswoman sai...

Exploring the Hidden Market Streets of Seoul

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

Sadly, due to rapid modernization and an increase in more convenient shopping facilities over the past few decades, traditional markets have continuously lost patronage and are quickly diminishing in size and number.

Kim Jong-Un and Basketball Diplomacy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If his first two years are any indication of what is to come, northeast Asia will continue to reverberate from the uncertainty and unpredictability that has become the hallmark of the Kim Dynasty.