[telegraph] 14 facts about South Korea, home to the most popular tourist destination you’ve never heard of
As the Winter Olympics continue in South Korea, here we highlight some of the most interesting and quirky facts about the country. . . .
Tracing an old metaphor in modern South Korea – a country permanently calm and thriving, despite the threat coming from the North My first, indirect impression of South Korea goes back to 1988, when a Moscow-based journalist colleague became one of the very few Soviet reporters to be sent to Seoul to cover that year’s summer Olympics. On his return, Continue Reading . . .
The number of incentive travel tourists who visited Korea in 2017 – excluding those coming from China – increased by 25 per cent year-on year to 183,307. The South East Asian market is showing a particular upward trend, with big increases in incentive travel visitors from Vietnam (91 per cent), Philippines (129 per cent), and Malaysia (27 per cent). . . .
Soon the eyes of the world will be on the pistes, half-pipes and rinks of PyeongChang, South Korea. when the XXII Olympic Winter Games start here on February 9. . . .
When Seoul hosted the summer Olympics in 1988, it was an opportunity to bring international attention to a little-known destination. Thirty years of economic growth later, this is a modern, hi-tech country, whose preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appear to be going swimmingly – with no construction delays, and a record 102 gold medals up for grabs. . . .
Ali’s last episode of PyeongChang trip! This time she had some time in Seoul for shopping, catching up with her friends, going to her favourite restaurant, etc. Let’s find out how she spent her last day in Korea! . . .
Britain has just demonstrated another failure of its technologies and resources in the face of a snowfall, but can technology be a bit excessive at times? Particularly in the privacy of our bathrooms… . . .
South Korea will host the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019 – the largest conference in the field – following a successful bid that was four years in the making. . . .
Have you enjoyed Ali’s first episode about PyeongChang? here is the following episode. Let’s find out how she spent her 2nd day in PyeongChang 🙂 . . .
A famous YouTuber Ali Abbot visited PyeongChang to attend a Familiarisation tour organised by Korea Tourism Organization. Here is the first episode of PyeongChang series creased by her! . . .