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Kimchi has been known as a symbol of South Korean food. But what is kimchi? We always see it in Korean movies and dramas but many haven’t tried it. Here’s a good description of kimchi from The Korea Times:

Kimchi

Kimchi (The Korea Times)

By Shim Hyun-chul
Staff Reporter

Kimchi is the representative fermented dish of Korea. Those who have not tried kimchi may be startled by the tangy smell, but if you don’t try kimchi during your stay in Korea, you cannot say you have spent quality time here.

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South Koreans are very lucky. They can now go to the United States without a visa following the inclusion of South Korea in the Visa Waiver Program of the US. Here’s a news article from Korea Herald about the opening of an office of the California Travel and Tourism Commission in Seoul:

 

On the same day that the U.S. visa waiver program for Koreans took effect, the California Travel and Tourism Commission yesterday announced the official opening of its Korea office in Seoul.

“We are excited to celebrate the visa waiver program and especially the opening of the California Travel and Tourism Commission office today,” said Susan Wilcox, vice president of Communications and Industry Relations of the commission at a press conference.

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Anyone who has traveled since June may have noticed the drastic changes that have been implemented by airlines.

Airlines–especially US carriers–are now charging fees from checked-in bags, food, water to even pillows. Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, for instance, charge US$15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second.

Travelers at Bangkok International Airport (Photo by the author)

Travelers at Bangkok International Airport (Photo by the author)

Ticket prices have gone up as a result of the increasing price of oil. With these, passengers are the ones suffering.

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