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Korea and its culture from 'accommodation' to 'zodiac', 'blue house' to 'yogwan', 'chaebol' to 'won'.

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Korean features include the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Korean food and drink, travel essentials including visas and embassies, Korean symbols and guides to Korean cities both North and South.

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Korean War: order this book from Amazon.

A = Accommodation, Amur River, Andong, Anju (bar snacks), Arex, Armies (2,000,000 troops in the DMZ).

The Korean War: An Oral History
by Donald Knox.

Democracy & Authority in Korea: you can order this book from Amazon.

B = Baekje (Paekje), Bae Yong-joon (Yonsama), Banks (& money), Baseball, Beaches, Beast (K-pop boy band), Big Bang (K-pop boy band), Blue House (Korean equivalent of US White House), BoA (K-pop band), Books on Korea, Board game cafes, Buddha, Buddhism, Buk (north), Buldak (fire chicken), "Burberry Man" (flasher), Buses, Busan (Pusan), Buyeo.

Democracy and Authority in Korea
by Geir Helgesen.

Bulls fighting.

C = Chaebol or Jaebol(Korean conglomerates), Changdeok Palace, Cheju (Jeju), Cheonan, Cheongdo So Ssa-eum (Korean Bull Fighting), Chongju, Chinju, Chun Doo-hwan, City Guides, COEX Mall in Seoul (world's largest internet cafe), Comfort Women, Confucianism, Costs.

Korean military policeman.

D = Dae (big), Dangun (mythical founder of Korea), DPRK (the North), Daegu (Taegu), Daejeon, DMZ (Demilitarized Zone or the largest militarized area on the planet), Dogs (still on some back-street menus), Dokdo (Takeshima to the Japanese) - disputed island, Dong (east), Drinking in Korea, Drinking in Seoul, Durumagi (traditional Korean coat).


E = Economy, Embassies, Expo 2012, Express Buses, Evangelism (big in Korea, see Moonies), Ewha Woman's (sic) University (reputedly the world's largest women's university).

Folk village near Suwon.

F = F1 in Korea, Facts & figures, Ferries to Korea (from Japan and China), Flights to Korea, Folk Village near Suwon (step back in time), Food.

Korean Kitchen: you can order this book from Amazon..

G = Galbi, Gay Korea, Ginseng, Garlic, Girls Generation, Gwangju, G.O.D. (no not Him, the band), Golf, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gyeongju (Kyongju), Gyopo (Koreans living overseas).

The Korean Kitchen
by Copeland Marks.

Guus Hiddink.
Hite beer.

H = Hae (sea), Haeundae Beach, Hagwon (cram school), Hangul (the language), Hof (the pub, pronounced 'hopu'), Hite (the beer), Hongdae (entertainment area in Seoul), H.O.T (the band), Hiddink (the ex-manager of the Korean soccer team and national hero), Hompy (homepage), Hostels, Hotels, Hot springs, Hurshimchung Spa

Itaewon street at night.

I = Images of Korea, Imjin River, Incheon, Inje, Insa-dong, Insam (ginseng), Itaewon, Itaewon bars (entertainment area in Seoul, see Hof), Itaewon entertainment.

Juche: you can order this book from Amazon..

J = Jeju (Cheju), Jeju Folk Village, Jeonju, Jimjilbangs (huge sauna complexes for all the family - eat, sleep, watch movies etc), Jinju, Jirisan Nationall Park, Juche (Revolutionary principles of North Korea)

Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea's State
Religion by Thomas J. Belke.

Kim Il Sung: you can order this book from Amazon.

K = Kara (K-pop idols), K-pop, KTX (new high speed train), Kim Il Sung (The 'Great Leader' of the North, died 1994), Kim Jong Il (the son), Kim (20% of the population), Kim Dae-Jung, Kimpo airport, K-pop (gayo), Kimchi, K.League (the soccer), KNTO (Korea National Tourist Organization), Korean Glossary, Korean War (1950-53), Kyongju

Kim Il Sung's North Korea
by H-L. Hunter, S. J. Solarz.

Lotte World amusement park.

L = Language, Links, Lotte World (huge amusement park in Seoul)

The Rev. Moon.
MASH man.

M = Makkeolli (rice wine), Maps, Mokpo, Moonies (largest ever mass wedding - 720,000 tied the knot in Seoul 1995), M.A.S.H. (suicide is painless), Military Sites, Minbak (rented rooms), movies (popular throughout Asia), Muju, Myeong-dong.

1966 World Cup poster.

N = Nam (south), The National Theater of Korea, N.Ex.T (Korean rock band), News Headlines from Korea, Nocheonnyu (unmarried woman), Noraebang (karaoke box), North Korea 1, Italy 0 (1966 World Cup, mamma mia!). South Korea 2, Italy 1 (2002 World Cup, mamma mia, ancora!), North Korean Cinema, North Korean Tours, Noryangjin Fish Market.

Olympic memorial.

O = Odaesan National Park, Ohmy News, Olympics 1988, Oedo, oncheon (hot spring), ondol (underfloor heating in hotels), onchon (hot springs).

Barbecued beef dish.

P = Panmunjom, Pansori, Park Chu Young (the new Korean soccer hero), Park Chung-hee, Photos of Korea, Park Chung Hee (president 1961-1979, assassinated by KCIA chief), public holidays, Psy (Gangnam Style), Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Pulgogi (barbecued beef), Pyeongchang, Pyongyang.

Queen Min engraving.

Q = Queen Min (popular royal assassinated in 1895).

Reunification Buddha.

R = Rainfall in Korea, Rent A Car In Korea, Reunification Buddha (largest in the world), Roh Tae-woo, ROK (the South), Ramyeon (noodles), Red Devils (Korean fans in the 'Be The Reds T-shirts').

Ssireum engraving.

S = San (mountain), Seo (west), Seogwipo, Seoul, Seoul Attractions, Seoul Shopping, Seoul Station, Shinee (K-pop boy band), Shin Sang-ok, Silla (old kingdom), Sogaeting (blind date), Soju (strong vodka-like drink), Sokcho, Sounds of Korea, Ssireum (wrestling), Sunshine Policy (rapprochement with the North, smile please!), Starcraft (popular video game), Shinhwa (the band), Suwon.

Taekwondo fighters.

T = Taeguk (Taegukki; Korean flag), Taekwondo, Tap (pagoda), Taxis, Telephone numbers, Temperatures, Temples, Time, Traditional patterns, Trains in Korea, Travel information, Tripitaka Koreana, TVXQ (K-pop duo), Types of accommodation

US Army in Korea: you can order this book from Amazon.

U = Ulleungdo (unspoilt island), US Army presence = 34,000 GIs - down to 24,000 by 2008/ Japan (47,000 US soldiers), Ulsan, UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The US Army in Korea 1950-1953
by Christopher J. Anderson.

Volvo manual: you can order this book from Amazon.

V = Visas, Volvo (Swedes buy into Hyundai).

Haynes Automotive Repair Manuals
by Ed Scott, John H.

Korean Won.

W = Weather, Woeguk-in (foreigner), Wolmido (historical area of Incheon), Won (the cash), Wonju, Wonder Girls (K-pop stars), Woraksan National Park.

Insight guide To Korea: you can order this book from can order this book from Amazon..

X = X chromosome (having two of these is a definite liability in Korean society).

Insight Guide Korea (Insight Guides)
by Tom Le Bas.


Y = Yeosu, Yi-Yi (aka Lee Yulgok), Yogwan (traditional guesthouse, see ondol), Yongsan, Youth Hostels, Yuhaeng (trendy).

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Z = Zodiac

Sources of Korean Tradition (Introduction to Asian Civilizations)
by Yong-Ho Ch'Oe (Editor)

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