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[Theme of the Month] Traveling the world with dramas

We’re in the thick of summer, which always makes me think of vacations and travel (…even if it’s been ages since I’ve done either — the thought is aspirational!).

This month, we want to hear your stories of how dramas have intersected with travel in your lives — whether it’s by providing ideas of places to literally travel to, or to put on the bucket list for later. Perhaps dramas satisfy the itch by allowing us to travel vicariously through the stories. Or maybe dramas have even caused conflict in your travels, like the person who wrote us about her ill-fated trip to Hawaii that got torpedoed by her love of Coffee Prince. (I’m sorry to find amusement in your pain, but it’s such a great story!) So, with that in mind:

Tell us about how dramas and travel have come together in your lives.

 
To submit:

  • Email your submissions to [email protected] If you have a registered Dramabeans account, include your handle so we can link to it.
  • Include at least 1 image, though more is preferred.
  • Suggested length: Between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Deadline: We will post these on a rolling basis, so we’re taking submissions now. We will cut off accepting submissions on August 26. If you miss this month, join us for a new theme next month!

 
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YAY! Finally a theme I have something to write for! ^^;
Also looking forward to reading the entries on this. :)

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Thanks to kdramas, I feel like I travel to Korea all the time. โค๏ธโœˆ๏ธ

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hear hear

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and all the good foods with Yoon Dujun.... :))

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#eat... :)

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Damn that storyyy. How strangely did the events unfolded but yes I have the same question where are all kdrama leads type kdrama addicts?

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I'm excited to read all the travel diaries or future travel plans. *_*

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I feel like Iโ€™ve already written about this...

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You were the first one I thought about when I read this!

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Me too!

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Hehe, I thought of you too! ^^

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I thought of Ally and @michykdrama! Hope they both will write ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

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Because of kdramas I visited Korea last year for a 10 day vacation. It was all about Seoul and Jeju for me <3

I had never been outside of the Americas and I felt comfortable going because despite not speaking Korean, I had expectations of what it would look like and be like and it was beyond amazing to step foot into the "old world" for the first time ever and aah I have so much to write!

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And because of dramas I want to visit south Korea in the future, something I would have never imagined before because I have never had enough money to go anywhere and if so, I was always a Europe fan (architecture, art, music), but now I live in Europe so living there doesn't count, because if you live there, it doesn't feel like traveling anymore. Also, now I am more like fan of Kimchi and nice warm welcoming people๐Ÿ˜Š.

Of course, I still don't have enough money to just go wherever I want, but I can save and compared to the currency I use now, it wont be that expensive, so... if God allows me to go, I will go one day to SK๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚โ˜บ

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I live and grew up in the US and was born in Central America. If I was to cross an ocean on a plane I always figured it would be to Europe, I never thought I'd go to Asia first. But here I am at 26 and my first overseas adventure was to South Korea and not to Europe like I always imagined it would be. I always have been fascinated by Europe and will make my way over there by the time I'm 30 probably. Kimchi is awesome and Korea is full of kind people! :)

Traveling to Korea was somehow affordable for me since the flight was under $1000 and food and hotels were cheap in Korea (oh and transportation too) at least when compared to US. Yes if God allows, I hope you can go to SK sometime soon :D

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Heh, if Korea was your first ever transatlantic holiday, you're in trouble - from now on, it'll take a lot to beat when it comes to any future trips ๐Ÿ˜‚ Can't wait to read your write up! x

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haha yeah I mean I had been to a foreign country before, Costa Rica but I spoke the language and I'm originally from Central America anyway and that was amazing...I mean i love to travel so next time I go to Asia, I want to visit Japan and Korea :D

I'm sure Europe will have its unique charms as well!

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Ha ha, another one who speaks Spanish?? ๐Ÿ˜Š I am originally from south America, but I live in Germany now. Oh, by the way, I have been watching Oh Hae young again! Just in the middle, but yeah... Still watching. I bet you really like that drama because of your user name.
Te deseo mucho รฉxito! ๐Ÿ‘

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ยกSรญ espaรฑol es mi primer idioma!
Oh I am from El Salvador originally, was born there and do go back to visit every few years.
Oh Hae Young Again is my #1 kdrama ever, I hope you are enjoying it! :)

Gracias, igualmente y espero que puedas llegar a visitar Corea pronto :D

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Dramas almost ruined my internships abroad then saved it!!

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Yay! Looking forward to your entry !!

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after more then 10 years of kdrama-watching, I am moving to Korea at the end of this month to study there at my respectable age. I will be probably the oldest student there

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Tell us more!

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sounds exciting! all the very best and have an amazing time :)

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it is exciting indeed :) but I am worried that I will be age-shamed and fat-shamed :) sometimes is dramas they show ridiculous things that are impossible to imagine in my country (and it's not the most advanced and tolerant country in the world).

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Will you be in Seoul? What will you study? Will you live with other foreigners? How's your Korean?

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the first year is in a small city and only Korean studies. the rest is in Seoul and it will be marketing. so for the first year I will live with other foreigners, and later I don't really know.

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@nokke, sorry I didn't reply until now. It's hard to know what to expect, except that life will generally not be like dramas! For example, Koreans may not be as tall or as good looking as most actors and they will be very blunt and openly curious about things that Americans, at least, have filters about (money, weight, personal details). You've just got to go with the flow and keep a strong sense of humor as your shield.

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ohh what >.< i would like to think that the age thing *shouldn't* be much of an issue because they would generally be respectful of those who are older (e.g. honorifics). and i certainly hope no one stoops as low as to 'fat-shame' anyone! sigh. these may be possibilities, but think of the others - that you'll get to be where you have till now, only seen in dramas, and be one step closer to Korea than the rest of us!

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I know they have to respect older people, but sometimes you see how they humiliate unmarried women over 30.

well, I just will hope that dramas exaggerate things :)

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looking forward to reading the travel stories

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Im not rich enough yet for it to motivate my travels, but they have influenced them!

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Right now unfortunately the intersection of kdramas with travel is that when I travel I get behind. When I return I have a lot of catching up to do. That may change. I am about ready to:
1. Purchase a tablet; and
2. Figure out how to download episodes. I have never done that before.
Maybe then I can keep up with dramas while I am traveling.

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The only show that has ever made me want to Korea is 1N2D, lol. Such beautiful nature! Only j-dramas have me wanting to make trips to Japan all the time (planning my second trip, too). I DO like watching Korean dramas when I'm on the plane though, they're perfect for travel!

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I wonder if anyone visited the wonderful City of Quebec after watching Goblin?

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@Ally-le ... *cough*

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Thank you, Ally- I had forgotten that the late, great and much lamented Anthony Bourdain had covered Quebec. And I remember reading your wonderful piece as well.

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you can plan your K-drama itinerary to Korea (and some parts of the world) with http://www.koreandramaland.com :)

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I'm so late! (Yes, I go back and read all the postings I miss). True DBer!

I don't comment anymore because I'm never on time, but I'm glad to see my story still bringing amusement to this day. Even I'm entertained re-reading it. It feels like a whole other life ago!

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