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North Korea’s New Airport Is Made For Jetsetters, But…

BY TEAM JST North Korea’s new international airport is a place where jetsetter will want to be. Except for one minor detail: it has no internet. Wait, but there is an internet room. SEE ALSO: North Korea-Bound? Get Ready For A Different Time Zone Recently, The Associated Press made two trips through Pyongyang’s new international airport. In […]

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North Korea-Bound? Get Ready For A Different Time Zone

BY JST NEWS What time is it? It’s “Pyongyang time.” The next time you visit North Korea, make sure to turn back your watch by 30 minutes later than what it is now. According to Associate Press, North Korea will officially establish its new time zone on August 15 by setting it half an hour […]

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How Gloria Steinem & Female Activists Crossed Koreas’ DMZ

BY JST NEWS Photo: Associated Press/Ahn Young-Joon If you’re unfamiliar with the DMZ, know that it stands for Korean Demilitarized Zone – a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. At the end of Korean War in 1953, DMZ was established to serve as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. It was created as part of the Korean Armistice […]

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Why It’s Important To Visit Sites Of Human Tragedies

BY NADIA CHO Photo: Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz Not every travel destination is a dreamy or blissful one. There are many places throughout the world where unspeakable tragedies have taken and continue to take place; where the extreme sense of loss and guilt continues to linger and profoundly define the spirit of these spaces. Such […]

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3 Things South Korea Has Mastered To Help Out Travelers

BY WENDY HUNG Spending 5 days in South Korea entailed hiking in Jeonju’s Maisan (Horse Ear Mountain), shopping in Seoul and gorging as much local BBQ as humanly possible. From gorgeous landscapes to indulge-worthy amusements, it’s safe to say that I saw South Korea at its best! It was a trip that I wasn’t looking forward to […]

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Update: Korean Air’s Nut Rage May Equal To 3 Years In Prison

BY JST NEWS This was the nut rage heard around the globe. On Dec 5, 2014, Heather Cho, the daughter of Korea Air’s chairman threw a horrid fit toward the flight attendants when served with a bag of macadamia nuts (instead of serving them on a dish.) The scandal caused such an outrage that the […]

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South Korea Ferry Disaster: Hundreds Missing, Several Dead

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people […]

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