Last month, Gangnam Style – the Korean pop single by PSY – became the most viewed YouTube video of all time. Since then, it’s notched up another 150 million views. At this rate, it’ll have 1 billion views before the end of the year. Just incredible!

The title refers to the trendy, Beverly Hills-esque lifestyle that’s associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. We can’t prove it, of course, but we reckon the song has put Gangnam on the map like no other song has put a place on the map before.

Search Flights To Seoul

Regardless of your feelings about PSY’s phenomenally popular song, it’s worth spending a few moments entering the Travel Channel’s latest competition to win a trip to Seoul for two. The prize includes return flights from the UK to Seoul with British Airways, a five-night B&B stay for two at one of Seoul’s top 4* hotels and a ‘Gangnam Tour’.

Entry is via the Travel Channel’s website. Entrants have to enter a few contact details and answer a ridiculously easy question:

Which one of these is the national sport of Korea and a global martial art?

A) Judo
B) Taekwondo
C) Karate

The competition closes midnight Monday, December 31, 2012.

Cheap Flights To Seoul

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(Image: KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea)

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Brett AckroydBrett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to

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