All Seoul tours

All Seoul Tours is a specialist tour guide company based in Seoul. They cover a variety of attractions including Travellers Number 1 choice DMZ Tour, Seoul City Tour and also a Korea Ski Tour. The Demilitarized Zone in Korea is the last separating barrier between North and South Korea. The Seoul City Tour covers a variety of attractions in Seoul including the Jogye Temple, The National Folk Museum, Changdeok Palace, Insadong Alley, Jinseng Centre and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Lastly the Ski Tour (based in Incheon) is a fantastic opportunity to travel down the terrain and meet new people on the tour.

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Cosmojin

Ever visited a country, leave it and regret that you could have experienced it better with better planning? Tour guides are important (usually on the first couple of days) when arriving at a foreign place. It is important to gather your bearings and have first-hand knowledge about where you are, what you plan to do and the environment that you will be interacting with whilst you are there. In Korea, Cosmojin has over 15 years of experience managing their Seoul City Tour. Tour highlights include the Gangnam District, Myeongdong, Changdeokgung, Bukchon traditional house village, COEX Aquarium, Garosu-gil, Kpop and tourism centre and the Gingeng exhibition centre.

WHAT IS THEOLOGY?

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The Greek words ‘logy’ and ‘Theo’ basically mean ‘God’ and ‘study’. In practice the word really means the systematic study of God and the nature of religious beliefs, or just the study of the divine.

The study of the divine might be undertaken for many reasons. One reason is to increase our knowledge of the Bible and see how it all fits together; some people would extend this practice to spiritual matters outside the Bible. The emphasis here is on systematic study and the coherence of the material. Other reason for studying theology would be to defend a religious tradition, or to separate Biblical ideas from latter traditional practices. Some might want to compare religious traditions. Others might want to find a biblical answer to a present situation. Else, individuals might want to challenge a biblical idea, or interpretation thereof, in order to justify something that others consider to be in opposition to tradition or the Bible.

Is it not uncommon for people to feel theology is very much divided from religion or spirituality. People may feel that theology is dry and detached from its subject matter as a map is detached from the territory it purportedly represents. Such an understanding fails to realize that a map can be used to better appreciate the territory, that the two need not be separated. Nonetheless it is quite possible to be so concerned with the map that one forgets there is a territory. It is also possible to falsify a map because one does not like aspects of the real world. Theology can end up detached from the reality of its subject matter, and people are right to be concerned with this.

Theology is supposed to be concerned with a truth, the truth of God’s creation. A deeper understanding of the truth is always a good thing, even if people sometime prefer to be dishonest with themselves. When theology is used as sophistry, when it tries to misrepresent truth and reality and make a misconception or lie appear convincing, then it contradicts the very thing it aims to study.

A property of truth is that it is coherent; no part of a coherent thing can contradict itself. If a theology gets something wrong, if an individual is not honest about a minor thing, then contradictions start to appear in any deeper understanding of the topic. Mistakes and misconceptions can be the result of dishonest or plain honest misunderstandings, but once an error is part of system it is very difficult to make the system coherent, and a non-coherent system cannot represent any coherent truth.

Every theology from the most simple to the most advanced acknowledges God as infinite. As such, there is no way an infinite mind can comprehend God because the finite can never fully comprehend the infinite. Out earthly understanding will always be less than the later ‘glory that will be revealed to us.’ [Romans 8:18]

Dolphins

The name ‘dolphin’ come from Greek, means ‘womb’ and refers to the fact that this sea creature gave birth to live young and not eggs. The young are termed ‘calves’; there is usually only one born at a time.

There are about forty species of dolphin ranging in size from a little over one metre to nine meters. Breeding between species is rare but does occur both in captivity and in the wild.

The eyesight and hearing of most dolphins is excellent, though individual types such as the Indus dolphin have poor eyesight. The excellent hearing of dolphins is used for echolocation, which is of great benefit to all the different species and essential for the poor sighted Indus. Dolphins do not appear to have a sense of smell in the ordinary sense, but their sense of taste may function in a similar way to smell when the creatures are underwater.

Part of the popularity of dolphin sighting is their social behaviour. It would be hard for tour groups to find isolated animals; the fact that dolphins stay in groups, and that the groups can be friendly towards humans, is what makes dolphin tours possible. The social inclination of dolphins includes learned behaviour as well as instinctual interactions; dolphin parents have been known to teach younger calves to use tools and modify mating displays.

The learned behaviour of dolphins means that 99% of dolphin watch cruises at Port Stephens successfully encounter dolphins in the first hour of so. The approximately 140 bottlenose dolphins that live in there have learnt that the tourist on the boats are friendly, and actively seek out their company.