The Best of Korean Culture In Pictures

What’s Korean culture to you?




emergency evacuation








Woman eating raw octopus

Street food

Lotte Greeter


Street food in bowls


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Ying Tey Reinhardt (Piccola Ying) is a Malaysian writer and copywriter based in Germany.

In her vagabonding heydays, she's backpacked to many countries, lived in a few, funded her wanderlust by teaching English to sailors on Italian cruise ships and making coffees in hipster cafes.

Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Roads & Kingdoms, Bootsnall and OffAssignment.

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  • Stefano Scheda 01/05/2013   Reply →

    Interesting pictures, Ying!
    Ciao da Bologna. 🙂

  • Food – definitely an important expression of culture everywhere!

    • Piccola Ying 02/05/2013   Reply →

      Yes! I agree wholeheartedly. Especially in Asian cultures. It’s really all about the food.

  • agnesstramp 02/05/2013   Reply →

    The lady eating the octopus simply rocks! Those photos perfectly express Korea culture. What’s lotte? I though it was mistakes with a latte coffee 🙂 it happens a lot in China lol

    • Piccola Ying 02/05/2013   Reply →

      Isn’t she just amazing? She just scooped out an octopus from the tank and start biting its tentacles off.
      And oh, Lotte is a multinational food and shopping (and even tours!) corporation that’s really established in both Japan and Korea. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Agness! *beams*

  • Great photos! Love them all, but the lady with the octopus is the winner! She’s serious about that creature! I wish we’d had more time to spend in Korea….next time!

    • Piccola Ying 04/07/2013   Reply →

      Yes, that picture does take the cake! I was stunned when she started to scoop out a huge octopus from the basin and starts chewing off its tentacles! I myself didn’t spend too much time in Korea either…next time then! 🙂

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