THE physical border dividing North and South Korea is not the only barrier the two nations share. While the opposing countries share a common language there are some major differences in the way their people speak. Do North and South Korea speak the same language? Yes, the countries do speak the same language. However, the way people in the South speak has evolved since the nations split following World War II. How do the languages differ? The North Korean language is said to have evolved little since the 1940s, something which can cause problems for defectors who flee to South Korea, reports Voa News. In the past 70 years, the language in the South has changed to include a variety of new words including some English vocabulary. The tyrannical government in Pyongyang, led by dictator Kim Jong-un, has prevented foreign words from being spoken in the rogue state. Even the meaning of some Korean words have been changed by the oppressive regime. The word “sun-mul” means a … [Read more...] about Do North Korea and South Korea speak the same language and how do they differ?
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© Sputnik / Pavel LisitsynRussia May Help South Korea to Build Nuclear Reactor for Maritime VesselsRussia's Defense Ministry argued last month that a couple of its Tu-95MS strategic bombers flew on a routine mission above international waters of the Yellow Sea, the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific. They were escorted by South Korean and Japanese fighters. "At separate stages of the itinerary, the Tu-95MS were followed by F-15 and F-16 fighter jets of the S. Korean Air Force, as well as by F-2A fighter jets of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. In June, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian aerospace manufacturer Tupolev will repair eight Tu-160 (NATO reporting name Blackjack) and Tu-95MS (Bear-H) strategic bombers before the end of this year. READ MORE: Russian Tu-95 Bombers Strike Daesh in Syria With Newest Kh-101 Cruise Missiles … [Read more...] about Russia, South Korea Agree Air Force Hotline After Trespass Claims
My mother blew her Second World War widow’s payment on a holiday to Interlaken, in Switzerland, so she could get away from bomb-blasted London to see gentians, edelweiss and alpine meadows. At the age of 24 she had lost the love of her life and from that day on she found solace in the great outdoors. She taught me to plant gladioli bulbs bottom-down and we spent weekends exploring London parks and commons to spot wild flowers pictured in an I Spy book. Fragrance was our shared joy and we both loved the highly scented rose geranium, from which we tried to make perfume (without success). And so a lifelong passion was mapped out – a love of travelling to see plants in their natural habitat and wandering in beautiful gardens. A recent cruise ship call to the Isles of Scilly reawakened my childhood memories of the rose geranium. Here it has seen a renaissance, with locally distilled, on-trend Westwood Farm rose geranium gin providing yet another excuse to stop at these pristine … [Read more...] about 20 cruises to the world’s most beautiful gardens
What better way to intimately connect with a destination than from the vantage of a bicycle saddle? The relaxed pace allows you to become acutely aware of your surroundings: the scents, the sounds, the sights. While the most popular cycling havens, such as Amsterdam, France’s Loire Valley, or Copenhagen, set the gold standard for being ultra bike-friendly, there are many less-recognised but equally bike-worthy parts of the world that merit exploring. Here are six unusual locales for cyclists to get off the beaten track. Taiwan Bikes can be rented in Taipei for less than £1 an hour (Jeanine Barone) Located some 100 miles off the southeast coast of China, Taiwan is known more for its bubble tea cafes and Hello Kitty-themed trains than its bike culture. However, you’ll find bike rental shops near many cycle trails, and YouBike sharing stations scattered across the bustling capital city of Taipei, from where you can hire a set of wheels for less than £1 an … [Read more...] about Six of the coolest cycling destinations, from Madagascar to South Korea
The center said it had not discussed this issue with travel companies yet. © AP Photo / Korean Central News AgencyNorth Korean Leader Chairs Panel to Reshuffle Military – ReportsIn recent months, the situation on the Korean Peninsula has significantly improved. The thaw in Korean tensions resulted in the April 27 talks between the leaders of the two countries. During the meeting, the sides signed the Declaration for Peace, Prosperity, and Unification on the Korean Peninsula. The document committed the two countries to a nuclear-free peninsula and talks to bring a formal end to the Korean War. In June, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is expected to meet with US President Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about South Korea Plans to Launch Cruises to North Korea, Russia – Sea Tourism Center