Koreans Replace Chuseok Visits with Expensive Gifts – The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea

Many Koreans seem to be atoning for not visiting their families this Chuseok by sending them expensive gifts instead.

Hyundai Department Store took orders for Chuseok gifts from Aug. 14 till Sept. 11 and found that sales of top-quality meat surged 99 percent on-year, of imported food 226 percent and wine and traditional liquor 105 percent.

Shin Hyun-koo at Hyundai Department Store said, “As the coronavirus crisis continues, it appears

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Bringing Bali home: South Koreans indulge in extreme staycationing

SEOUL (Reuters) – This time last year Yoon Seok-min, his wife Kim Hyo-jung and their two children were holidaying in the Philippines, Vietnam and Guam. A trip to Hawaii was on the cards for this summer.

Instead, as the global coronavirus pandemic has stymied overseas travel, the family, like other South Koreans, has turned to a new and extreme form of staycation: transforming their

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