I promise this isn't a list of six different types of kimchi, but I do miss that.
Some may have said I overpacked for my year in Korea. Heck, I even said it myself. Two overweight/oversized suitcases, one carry-on backpack, (and one steamer later....) I was ready for my year abroad. You would think after that much luggage in size and weight, (I'm surprised the zippers didn't break) that my room back home in... Continue Reading →
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 are definitely some things that grind... Continue Reading →
1. You Can Now "Fall Asleep" on Public Transit Your senses are no longer hyperactive/hypersensitive during your commute. You can now close your eyes and know exactly where the bus is, without worrying you will miss your stop. I realize this isn't technically falling asleep, BUT this one time I had to stand on a bus... Continue Reading →
As soon as I opened my curtain this morning, I knew it was going to be a great day. Mokpo's first big snowfall. Honestly, you would think I have never seen snow before, based on how ecstatic I was and how many pictures I took. I'm surprised I didn't miss my bus! It was such... Continue Reading →
I have officially been in Korea for over a month. Wow! So crazy. Although it's a fairly short period of time, the amount of cultural differences I have experienced so far is astounding! I definitely did my fair share of research on Korean culture before arriving here, however being PHYSICALLY immersed in this culture cannot compare.... Continue Reading →
It's funny how living in a foreign country can change your perspective on your accomplishments. Back home, buying groceries or successfully taking a cab back to your house is a mundane task that probably deserves zero recognition. However when you are immersed in a new culture, these small tasks become huge accomplishments. Simply put: living... Continue Reading →