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In South Korea, age is measured in bowls of soup

Dr Sook-ja Yoon fluttered though the demonstration kitchen like a butterfly in her traditional silk dress. The ingredients were already waiting: white ropes of rice cake known as tteok, a dish of thinly sliced beef and tiny bowls of seasoning. Broth simmered on a burner beside her cutting board. “All Korean food contains symbolism,” she told me, expertly slicing the rice cake into circles and fanning them across the table like a magician with a deck of cards. “This tteok is symbolic in three ways. The long rope is for longevity. The slices are shaped like coins for wealth. And the white colour represents purity and a clean start to the new year.” View image of Dr Sook-ja Yoon prepares tteokguk at the Institute of Traditional Korean Food in Seoul...

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The world is full of unusual, mysterious, undiscovered yet breathtaking and beautiful places waiting to be explored. Most of them are barely visited by foreigners. Their nature, the culture and...

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Have you been planning to visit Penang, Malaysia? Penang, the vibrant island-state of the north western coast of Malaysia is a lot more than any self-professed foodie haven. Penang is also known as...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since...

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Travel the World Like an Aussie with These 4 Tips

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10 Things You Need When You Go Camping

It is important to prepare aptly for camping and more importantly to choose the right campsite. One that meets all your desired requirements. Many people do not know what to look for when choosing a campsite. It is important to factor in...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since 2014. Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz. The European two-pin...

Angola Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  1,246,700 sq km (481,354 sq miles). Population:  19.1 million (2014). Population density:  15.3 per sq km. Capital:  Luanda. Government:  Republic. ...

Benin Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles). Population:  10.2 million (2014). Population density:  90.2 per sq km. Capital:  Porto-Novo. Government:  Republic. ...

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