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Touristic Sites in Korea

Author: Mr. Osama Karkout

KAIST life can be stressing, not much time to enjoy the amazing place you’re in, South Korea! If you get some time during the vacations and want to go somewhere awesome, here I summarize some places for you. You are in Daejeon which is a touristic city itself, plus it’s close to any city in Korea! So in 1 to 3 hours you should be able to reach all the good places in Korea.

10 touristic sites in Korea (from travel.cnn.com) (they are in no particular order as it’s subjective):

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K-Pop

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Author: Mr. Osama Karkout

Personally, I don’t like pop at all. I especially hate K-Pop. I’ve never enjoyed its repetitive, simple and unoriginal melody, nor watching its video clips. I don’t understand why people love K-Pop singers and I don’t even like talking about it!

In Korea, music companies run the business of K-Pop way more than the artists themselves. The groups are even marketed as belonging to SM, JYP, or YG (these being the most famous). Says Daniel Tudor, author of Korea: The Impossible Country. “I feel that K-pop is too controlled; the big companies see music too much as a product.” Most people who have an interest in K-Pop actually have preferences to one specific entertainment company or another. Independent artists with some good talent are not as popular. This is one of the things I hate about K-Pop. It only requires young and beautiful boys and girls with normal talent, trains them to perform songs that are probably composed by the companies. It’s a never ending process since there always are high school students who want to be famous.

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