Tag: Korea

Seoul at Night: Best Areas to Experience the City

When planning a trip to Seoul, be prepared to throw your typical weekday bedtime in the trash. No, seriously. Going to Seoul without experiencing Seoul at night, is like going to Italy and not eating pizza. I’ve never been to Italy nor eaten the pizza there, but I think most...

Jeju: Photo Highlights of 5 Days in Paradise

Jeju-do: the “Hawaii of Korea”. A temperate climate with countless cliffs, coasts, and beaches; vastly different than the rest of the country. It had been high on my list of places to see since before I even arrived to Korea. And I finally made it happen! Lucky for me,...

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...

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...

9 Things I Never Thought I Would Eat Until Coming To Korea

As you may have noticed in my last post, I have officially been in Korea for over a year! A lot can happen in a year, including what food I have allowed to enter my digestive system. Almost all of these foods were surprisingly tasty, and I would eat...

6 Things I’ve Learned My First Year in Korea

Cheers to one year in the land of kimchi! Happy Anniversary, Korea. I’ve learned a lot from you, and not just how to use a selfie stick. Let’s take a deep dive into this arbitraty list of six things I have learned from you (so far)....

Korean Thanksgiving: Camping in Picturesque Piagol

Last weekend was the celebration of Chuseok, essentially the equivalent of Thanksgiving here in Korea. For us teachers, that meant a 4 day weekend! We took full advantage of this and headed for Piagol Valley in Jiri Mountain for some good ol’ fashioned fall camping. Campfires, cool nights, and...

Vacation Mode in Beautiful Bijindo

August 9th- breakfast filled with Dunkin Donuts (makeshift Korean Tim Hortons breakfast), and we set out for our week long cross Korea road trip! After some failed attempts of camping on the East Coast during the first part of our vacation (paying $30 to sleep next to a roller...

Happy 6 Months, Korea!

April 26th- the day I reached my six month anniversary of being in Korea. Also known as the midpoint of my contract. I have lived, learned, and experienced an immeasurable amount during these past six months, yet I also feel as though there is still so much exploring to...

A Merry Korean Christmas

Despite being far from home and the fact that Christmas is not a massive holiday here in Korea, it still remained to be a special day. Christmas Eve was spent working during the day. This wasn’t so bad, since I received 3 separate surprise packages in the mail! These...