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Korean Visa Renewal (Sejongno) by Tyler Wood

  There is some conflicting information on the web about the Sejongno Immigration branch. Some sites are still posting the old address near Anguk Station and I even found an address for the new one that is a few blocks off that can get people turned around. On the government website it is still an additional click about the change, even though it is over a year old. If you are new to  renewing your visa, recently moved or are moving to North Seoul from another branch, or have forgotten then this is for you. 

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Halloween Exotic Dance Party by Tyler Wood

This was the second year I have been able to attend Hellow Pinup Star Pole & Exotic Dance Halloween Party in Cheongdam. This is a more intimate performance than the Korea Pole Sport Championship and less stress for the performers. It is a much more relaxed and encouraging environment. Many of the performers were students, in fact. The show got kicked off with a bang with the T.I.P. Crew putting on a breakdance clinic. Including some pretty amazing moves from a guy missing a leg. It was a better performance than the one they did for the KPSC show. More intricate and in sync.

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Korea Pole Sport Championship by Tyler Wood

On September 27th at Kookmin University, past the children in amoeba-shaped groups hovering over a soccer ball on a field and their attentive parents with drinks to rush to them at half-time, was something far more interesting. A sport that includes large colorful eyelashes, six-pack abs, and a vertical pole. It wasn’t pole vaulting, it was one of the largest pole dancing events in Korea - The Korea Pole Sport Championship. 

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