What You DON’T Need to Pack For a Year in Korea

Cue almost two years ago, Laura at the Ottawa airport with an exploding 40L carry-on backpack and TWO massive overweight suitcases, ready for a year abroad (or what looked like a lifetime abroad, given the amount of stuff). Thankfully, the kind Air Canada staff member only made me pay...

The Best Things About Korea in the Summer

A whole new season is upon us, and despite the sometimes unbearable heat and humidity, there are some great things about Korea that you can only experience in the summer time. My favourite things, in no particular order, are as follows. If you’re lucky enough to visit Korea in...

Things That Start to Happen During Your Second Year in Korea

1. It is very clear you are no longer “new” Once new batches of teachers start to come in to town, in awe of everything around them, almost in a “Korea daze”; it is then you realize how far you’ve come. Sometimes you forget what made this place so...

Japan vs. Korea: Six Differences

Way way back in February, I traveled to Japan! And I have yet to write about it….oops! Actually I haven’t wrote about a lot of things. Mainly because I’m procrastinating trying to work on my new general travel blog, but I have yet to come up with a domain...

How to Kill a Few Hours in Incheon City

Maybe you have a long layover and are wanting to explore nearby areas, or maybe you’re wanting to venture outside the hustle and bustle of central Seoul. Whatever the reason may be, if you find yourself in Incheon, South Korea with a few hours to kill, this is where you...

2016: Looking Forward

Since my last post was taking a look back on 2015, I figured HEY why not make a second post, looking forward to 2016?! 2016 is already off to a great start, since we are currently on winter vacation until March in Korea! Well, almost….. My vacation hasn’t technically...

2015 Recap & Look Back

2015. The year I discovered mangosteen, and finally made it a habit to wash my face every night. OK, and maybe a few more things. 14 days in to the New Year and I think it’s finally sunk in at what a year 2015 really was. I arrived in Korea in...

7 Little Things I Love About Korea

As there are things that bug me about living in Korea, there are of course many things that I love about living here. Many of these things, are little things. But when I first came to Korea, these little things weren’t so little. They were new, different, exciting, and...

6 Things That "Grind My Gears" About Living in South Korea

Little things are going to annoy and bother you no matter where you are in the world. Whether in your home country, or travelling, or living abroad. The “honeymoon phase” of culture shock has no doubt worn off since arriving here in Korea over a year ago, and there...

Fall Hiking on the Cloud Bridge in Wochulsan National Park

This fall season in Korea has been a cold and rainy one. So when you finally get a clear day and not-so freezing temperatures, on the weekend ESPECIALLY, you go out and seize the day! And that is exactly what we did. Late morning on Saturday, my friend Claire...