Linda Goes East

Korea

4 Things Asia Does Better…

During my time in San Diego, California, a lot of great things happened: I got my Bachelor’s degree and met Jeongsu, the love of my life. However, I knew I would be happier living in Asia and moved back to China in May this year. Now that I am in the US for a business […] Read more…

5 Things You Should Buy When in Korea

5 Things You Should Buy When In Korea

Before I moved to Korea, I visited twice and always left with a second suitcase. Korea truly is a shopper’s paradise, no matter what you are looking for. There are certain things that you should absolutely buy when in Korea since you can’t find it anywhere else. Here are the most important must-buys! 1. Beauty Products […] Read more…

Exploring Korea’s South: Busan

Here it is, my post about my second trip to South Korea. I was so lucky to be able to visit this beautiful country for the second time this year. Since Jeongsu and I focused on the Seoul area the last time, we decided to go south for this trip. We spent a wonderful few […] Read more…

Back in Time: Korea 100 Years Ago

A few months back I posted a series of photos about China in the 1800s and 1900s. I am a huge photography and history fan and so I decided to do the same thing with photos from Korea! Korea has a very interesting history and undergone a huge transformation: the Korean Ware, separation between North […] Read more…

Polyglot Learning: Similar Words in Chinese and Korean

The Korean language is actually much more related to Chinese than one might think. Korean is also very closely related to Japanese, probably even more than Chinese, but Chinese words actually do make up about 60% of the Korean vocabulary, though in actual speech (especially informally) native words are more common. These Chinese words in Korean are […] Read more…

Differences Between China and Korea

Now that I’m only a few weeks away from going back to Korea to visit my boyfriend Jeongsu, I started thinking about some major differences between China and South Korea. Even though they are both Asian countries and located pretty close to each other, you would think the two countries must be pretty similar. Indeed, […] Read more…

My Korea Adventure: Cheongju 청주시 – Cat Cafe, Korean Friends and Sticker Photos Part 5

Welcome to part 5 of my “Korea Adventure” series. This time, It’s all about Cheongju, the city where Jeongsu went to university and shared an apartment with his brother! Now, he started a job and moved back in with his parents in Miwon to save money. Besides Cheongju, we visited Seoul and his hometown Miwon (20 […] Read more…

My Korea Adventure: Miwon 미원 – Korea’s Countryside and Korean Parents Part 4

OK, before I say anything about this trip I just have to say something completely unrelated: CONGRATULATIONS GERMANY FOR BEATING BRAZIL (7:1)! ——————————————– Welcome to part 4 of my “Korea Adventure” series. In this post, I am going to talk about life in the Korean countryside and living with my BF’s parents! Besides his hometown Miwon, we […] Read more…