Articles Archive for February 2009
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Korea House is a replica of a Chosun Dynasty royal residence and now serves as one of the most atmospheric and charming Korean restaurants on the island. It’s located between the Shilla and Hyatt Hotels in Jungmun and is easily accessed by the Airport Limousine (you can get off at either Shilla or Hyatt, but the Airport Limo will often stop at the restaurant itself. Just keep an eye out for a large, wooden gate and colorful signboards advertising the “Rose of Sharon”).
If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a torch-wielding mob, mark your calendar for the 2010 Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival on Jeju, when an entire hillside is set ablaze.
The event is held during the first full moon of the Lunar New Year across Korea. The festival commemorates the practice of burning grassy fields to prepare them for the new growing season. This year’s 14th annual festival on Jeju was Feb. 13 and 14, with the climax hill torching the night of the 14th.
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I don’t think many foreigners would necessarily equate a traditional Korean meal with comfort food. However, the perfect combination does exist: a delicious Korean soup that warms your belly on those frigid -10 days and it’s only 5,000 won.
Sujaebi is made from green tea noodles and a creamy broth of peeled perilla seed powder. Even the name sounds soothing. Soojeeeaaaabeee. Mmmm.
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The new Jeju Ice Land | Credit: Jenie Hahn
Skate and tube to your heart’s content
Story and photos by Jenie Hahn
The hottest new attraction just opened in Jeju-si, and it’s cool. Really cool.
After months of legal wrangling, Jeju Ice Land finally opened to the public Feb. 3, with an indoor ice rink and tubing slope promising fun for kids of all ages.
Step inside the building and you will be greeted by a blast of cold air and warmly dressed staff members. On the left is the payment counter and snack bar. …