Stories about Korea


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They risk death by fleeing closed-off North Korea, but escapees find life doesn't stack up the way they expected down south in the other side of Paradise.

Cheju Island - Korea's scenic southern island has been called the Hawaii of the Morning Calm. Cheju is a resort of renown, but nowhere is it more popular than among newlyweds who have turned it into an Island of Love

There are no guarantees when it comes to love. That's why more and more Koreans are returning to the past, finding arranged marriages from matchmakers who provide a suitable catch.

* all pictures, unless otherwise credited, by Ron Gluckman