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2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 6 days for that many people to see it.

 

In 2010, there were 1606 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1626 posts. There were 713 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 54mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was September 12th with 1 views. The most popular post that day was Lee Min Ho at Lacoste Fashion Show (2).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, images.yandex.kz, facebook.com, en.search.wordpress.com, and sookyeong.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lee min ho, kim hyun joong, koo hye sun, kim so eun, and tvxq.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Lee Min Ho at Lacoste Fashion Show (2) September 2010

2

Boys over Flowers Cast August 2009
25 comments

3

koo hye sun August 2009
8 comments

4

DBSK June 2010
6 comments

5

Introducing the members of Co-ed August 2010

2PM releases ‘Boom Boom Boom’ MV


Earlier this year, Lee Byung Hun, Wonder Girls, and 2PM had been recruited to film a series of CFs for the Seoul Dream promotional campaign, which is geared towards promoting tourism in Seoul.

The CFs for Lee Byung Hun and Wonder Girls have already been released last month, and now 2PM’s CF for the South-East Asia region has finally been released. Check it out below!

Nichkhun does not appear in the MV due to scheduling conflicts.

Wonder Girls’ CFs for China.

Travelling Seoul…!!!!!


Here is some info about Seoul n how to visit seoul..famous places..what to do..what to eat…Dos n Donts….click on the hyperlinks to get full info…hope u enjoy..:)

Seoul (서울) is the capital of South Korea. With a population of over 10.5 million, Seoul is by far South Korea’s largest city and one of East Asia’s financial and cultural epicenters.

Understand

With over 10 million people, a figure that doubles if you include neighboring cities and suburbs, Seoul is the largest city in South Korea and the unquestioned economic, political and cultural hub of the country. By some measures, it is the second largest urban agglomeration on the planet, after Greater Tokyo.

There is evidence for settlement in this area as far as 18 BC but Seoul as the capital city of South Korea has a history back to the 14th century. Seoul was the capital of Korea before its occupation by the Japanese and subsequent division following World War II. Since 1948, Seoul has been the capital of South Korea. Occupied twice during the Korean War by Communist forces, the city was extensively rebuilt and today is one of Asia’s modern metropolises.

Seoul suffers from a partly unwarranted reputation for pollution and traffic jams. These days, strict emissions laws have brought the pollution under control and, while traffic jams do still snarl up Seoul’s streets at rush hour, the extensive subway network means that the traveler can easily shortcut through it almost all of the time. With beautiful palaces, great food and a hopping nightlife, Seoul is a frenetic way to experience the Asia of old and new.

Orientation

Seoul is a relatively well organized city covering over 600 km² with a population of around 10.5 million. The new modern city built on a shining history. The city is located in the north-western portion of South Korea approximately 40 km east of the Yellow Sea and 60 km south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Seoul is roughly bisected by the Han River (한강 Hangang), which runs east to west across the city.

Districts

Seoul's  Administrative Districts

Seoul’s Administrative Districts

Administratively, Seoul is divided into 25 districts (구 gu), each with an area and population comparable to a small city. The districts are then further subdivided into 522 sub-districts (동 dong). For travelers, however, it may be easier to divide the city into the following areas:

  • Jongno (종로) – The Joseon-era historical core of the city, containing most palaces and government offices, lies on the north side of the Han-Gang(River). Here you can also find Insa-dong which is a popular street area to find souvenirs and within walking distance to many of Seoul’s historic cultural landmarks.
  • Gangnam (강남) – The area south of the river that is more ‘uptown’ and more modern. This is perhaps Seoul’s most popular area for tourists and is also where the largest hotels are.
  • Yeoui-do (여의도) – An island in the Han River in Yeongdeungpo-gu (영등포-구) and the closest Seoul gets to Manhattan with skyscrapers, the National Assembly and the Seoul Stock Exchange.
  • Hongdae (홍대) and Sinchon (신촌) – Located west of Seoul Station in the gu of Seodaemun (서대문) and Mapo (마포), Hongdae and Sinchon are two of the areas most frequented by hip college students and foreigners. Features hundreds of restaurants, bars, and night clubs. West of Mapo-gu you can find the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
  • Dongdaemun (동대문) – Once home to Korea’s first modern sports stadium, Dongdaemun is now a fashion shopper’s paradise. With literally hundreds of vendors across dozens of buildings, you can find just about anything on sale here.
  • Hyehwa (혜화) – colloquially known as Daehangno (대학로), is Seoul’s performing arts center, with dozens of small theaters with live dramatic and comedic performances lining every street. On Friday nights in summer, as the heat goes away, this district is filled with life and street commerce past midnight.
  • Yongsan (용산) – Yongsan is home to the US Army Military Base as well as one of the largest electronics markets in the world. This is also where you’ll find Itaewon (이태원), perhaps the most culturally diverse area on the entire peninsula and home to dozens of restaurants featuring cuisine from the world over, numerous shops selling everything from custom-tailored suits to antiques, and several Western pubs and bars.
  • Songpa is where you’ll find Lotte World, Olympic Park, and Seoul (Jamsil) Sports Complex. Songpa is one of the richest districts in seoul.
  • Jung rests to the south of City Hall–but still north of the Han River–and is where you’ll find the 262-meter peak of Namsan (남산), a structure similar to the shape of Seattle and Shanghai’s most popular skyscrapers and the National Theater.
  • Get in
  • Get around
  • Talk
  • See
  • Do
  • Learn
  • Work
  • Buy
  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Sleep
  • Contact
  • Stay safe
  • Cope
  • Get out

Understand

With over 10 million people, a figure that doubles if you include neighboring cities and suburbs, Seoul is the largest city in South Korea and the unquestioned economic, political and cultural hub of the country. By some measures, it is the second largest urban agglomeration on the planet, after Greater Tokyo.

There is evidence for settlement in this area as far as 18 BC but Seoul as the capital city of South Korea has a history back to the 14th century. Seoul was the capital of Korea before its occupation by the Japanese and subsequent division following World War II. Since 1948, Seoul has been the capital of South Korea. Occupied twice during the Korean War by Communist forces, the city was extensively rebuilt and today is one of Asia’s modern metropolises.

Seoul suffers from a partly unwarranted reputation for pollution and traffic jams. These days, strict emissions laws have brought the pollution under control and, while traffic jams do still snarl up Seoul’s streets at rush hour, the extensive subway network means that the traveler can easily shortcut through it almost all of the time. With beautiful palaces, great food and a hopping nightlife, Seoul is a frenetic way to experience the Asia of old and new.

[edit] Orientation

Seoul is a relatively well organized city covering over 600 km² with a population of around 10.5 million. The new modern city built on a shining history. The city is located in the north-western portion of South Korea approximately 40 km east of the Yellow Sea and 60 km south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Seoul is roughly bisected by the Han River (한강 Hangang), which runs east to west across the city.

[edit] Districts

Seoul's  Administrative Districts

Seoul’s Administrative Districts

Administratively, Seoul is divided into 25 districts (구 gu), each with an area and population comparable to a small city. The districts are then further subdivided into 522 sub-districts (동 dong). For travelers, however, it may be easier to divide the city into the following areas:

  • Jongno (종로) – The Joseon-era historical core of the city, containing most palaces and government offices, lies on the north side of the Han-Gang(River). Here you can also find Insa-dong which is a popular street area to find souvenirs and within walking distance to many of Seoul’s historic cultural landmarks.
  • Gangnam (강남) – The area south of the river that is more ‘uptown’ and more modern. This is perhaps Seoul’s most popular area for tourists and is also where the largest hotels are.
  • Yeoui-do (여의도) – An island in the Han River in Yeongdeungpo-gu (영등포-구) and the closest Seoul gets to Manhattan with skyscrapers, the National Assembly and the Seoul Stock Exchange.
  • Hongdae (홍대) and Sinchon (신촌) – Located west of Seoul Station in the gu of Seodaemun (서대문) and Mapo (마포), Hongdae and Sinchon are two of the areas most frequented by hip college students and foreigners. Features hundreds of restaurants, bars, and night clubs. West of Mapo-gu you can find the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
  • Dongdaemun (동대문) – Once home to Korea’s first modern sports stadium, Dongdaemun is now a fashion shopper’s paradise. With literally hundreds of vendors across dozens of buildings, you can find just about anything on sale here.
  • Hyehwa (혜화) – colloquially known as Daehangno (대학로), is Seoul’s performing arts center, with dozens of small theaters with live dramatic and comedic performances lining every street. On Friday nights in summer, as the heat goes away, this district is filled with life and street commerce past midnight.
  • Yongsan (용산) – Yongsan is home to the US Army Military Base as well as one of the largest electronics markets in the world. This is also where you’ll find Itaewon (이태원), perhaps the most culturally diverse area on the entire peninsula and home to dozens of restaurants featuring cuisine from the world over, numerous shops selling everything from custom-tailored suits to antiques, and several Western pubs and bars.
  • Songpa is where you’ll find Lotte World, Olympic Park, and Seoul (Jamsil) Sports Complex. Songpa is one of the richest districts in seoul.
  • Jung rests to the south of City Hall–but still north of the Han River–and is where you’ll find the 262-meter peak of Namsan (남산), a structure similar to the shape of Seattle and Shanghai’s most popular skyscrapers and the National Theater.

HOW TO APPLY FOR KOREAN VISA!!!!


as i wrote some 3-4 days ago that m gonna start a new topic about korean travel and food so here is the first post…lets just start with a starting point i mean how to apply for a visa..;)….well as visa requirements are different for different countries..so here is a link where you can get all the detail….hope you enjoy,,…:)..

well here is the link..VISA

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