How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Korea

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I love local Asian traditions and customs like no other and was especially happy about spending my first Seollal 설날, Korean Lunar New Year, with my fiancé Jeongsu and his family. I stayed with the family, living in a small countryside village, for a few days and took part in their traditions for the Lunar…

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How to Get Reimbursed for a Delayed Flight

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Delayed flights are not a rare sight at airports around the globe and are one of the most annoying things for travelers. However, there might be a benefit after all the hassle: a reimbursement! According to the law in different parts of the world, most airlines are required to compensate for delayed flights, which means…

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The Best Korean Stews and Soups in Winter

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten Winter in Korea can be rough. Especially recently, the temperatures have been constantly below 0 here. This is the perfect time of the year to get familiar with the endless soup and stew variety that Korea has to offer.  Here are the best Korean stews and soups to survive a long and bitter cold winter. …

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How to See Seoul in 48 Hours: See All of Seoul in 2 Days

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Since I am based in Cheongju, in Korea’s Chungbuk Province, it’s quite easy to take a 1.5-hour bus ride to Seoul and enjoy the beautiful capital of Korea. Seoul has many beautiful spots and must-see historic places you just have to check out when in town. If you only have a limited amount of time,…

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Visiting the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in Winter

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten Suwon is often referred to as the beauty of Joseon architecture and has thus been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Most people visit the fortress and palace area in Suwon during the warmer months of spring or summer. However, winter can be a very fascinating time to go and check out Suwon! Where?…

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Seoul – Beijing: Difference Check!

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Today’s guest post is the first one of 2016 and a super interesting piece written by my blogger friend Lena who writes about her passion “China” on her own blog. She also talks about interesting cultural issues and China facts on her YouTube channel. Last year, she traveled around Asia and when she was in…

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Foodporn in Korea: What To Eat When in Busan

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten My recent visit to Busan has, once again, shown how big of a foodie I am. Luckily traveling with Jeongsu, he was able to find the local specialty restaurants and places where to try the most authentic food. We even stumbled upon a great snack opportunity by pure chance. The variety of food you can…

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SpaLand Busan: Korea’s High-End Jjimjilbang

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten I was a declared jjimjilbang (Korean bathhouse) virgin and even skeptic. I didn’t like the idea of getting into a pool with naked women I didn’t know or having my entire body scrubbed for half an hour while being butt-naked. After a visit to Busan’s SpaLand, everything has changed. You can now call me a jjimjilbang…

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Spectacular New Year Ceremonies in Busan

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I actually didn’t plan on going anywhere for New Year’s but rather travel during the Christmas holidays but I’m so glad that I switched and traveled to Busan for New Year’s! The second largest city in Korea offers spectacular ceremonies to welcome the new year – completely free to everyone!  There are two major New Year’s…

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Rent A Hanbok in Seoul for Stunning Travel Shots

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten Jeongsu and I decided to dress up in traditional Korean hanbok dressed for our 1 year engagement anniversary and took beautiful photos in Seoul’s Changdeokgung palace and Secret Garden! It’s super easy to rent a hanbok in Seoul is super easy and a great way to get to know local culture. At the same time, it’s a…

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Top 5 Christmas Gifts from Korea

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten The holidays are around the corner and expats are getting ready to send gifts for friends and family back home. It can be quite hard to find unique and interesting gifts. However, the following list is going to make it a lot easier to find affordable presents that are also suitable for a longer transit overseas.…

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Korea

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten Moving to another country is quite challenging, especially if you move to a place that’s completely different from home. Ever since I moved to Korea, I have noticed quite a lot of differences that I just wanted to share with anyone who is planning on moving to South Korea or even just of traveling. Take…

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Celebrating My First Chuseok in South Korea

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten I love experiencing foreign customs and celebrations first hand. When I moved to South Korea in May this year, I had the opportunity to observe “Buddha’s Birthday”, one of the biggest holidays in the country. This time in September, it was finally Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, which is probably the most important festivity of the year…

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A Visit To The Cheongju Early Printing Museum

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten When in Cheongju, you’re going to see one name pop up all over town: Jikji. But who or what is that? I finally made it to the place with all the answers: the Cheongju Early Printing Museum. My new Korean hometown is famous for being home to Jikji, the world’s oldest extant book printed with…

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How To Get Your Korean E2 Work Visa in Japan

Lesezeit: 5 Minuten I’ve had lots of trouble getting my Korean work visa in time in order to start teaching English in Korea. Eventually, I decided to go to Japan and get it there. This was the best decision I could have possibly made! It was a super easy process, saved me money and I was able to…

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South Korea – Japan Ferry: Easy Guide!

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Unlike China, South Korea doesn’t offer a variety of interesting neighboring countries one could simply take a train to travel to. However, it’s fairly easy to take a ferry and travel to Japan! Me living in South Korea now, I love this easy and affordable option to take a long weekend off and spend it…

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Buddha’s Birthday: My First Festival in South Korea

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten I can finally call South Korea my “new home” and begin to settle down. What better way to do so than celebrating a national holiday with locals? May 25th was Buddha’s Birthday in Korea and people celebrated by going to nearby temples or hiking mountains together. It was a great event to bond with my…

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Top Things to do in Seoul for Single Women Travellers

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Since I’m traveling alone right now, I thought it would be a great idea to feature a guest post on things to do for single women travellers! Geneva from TripHobo (a Travel Social Network) shared her tips on the best things to do in Seoul if you are a female traveling alone! All set for a solo…

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5 Things You Should Buy When in Korea

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The Perks of Traveling as an Intercultural Couple

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I am a passionate solo female traveler but I also enjoy traveling with my better half. It’s always nice to be able to see different places and enjoy some quality time together. While traveling together, I also realized some distinct advantages when traveling as an intercultural couple. Here are the perks of traveling as an…

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