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…

Why I Love Teaching in South Korea

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten I never saw myself teaching English abroad. However, I always wanted to live and work abroad. After working a marketing job in China, I soon started teaching part-time there and then, in order to move to South Korea to be with my fiancé Jeongsu, I decided to teach English full-time in Korea. Now, I must…

5 Strange Things About Weddings in Korea

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I have finally attended a wedding ceremony in South Korea. Since getting married is a pretty big deal for Koreans, I expected the occasion to be quite the event but I did not know what I had bargained for. Being engaged to a Korean man, I looked out for the details and noticed five things…

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…

Getting Ready for Chuseok: How To Make Songpyeon

Lesezeit: < 1 minute Chuseok, Korea’s most important holiday, is right around the corner and people are getting ready to celebrate with their families and honoring their ancestors. To get into the right mood, Jeongsu and I decided to make one of the many traditional Korean snacks for the festival: Songpyeon! If you don’t know how to make songpyeon…

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…

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…

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…

A Day in Suzhou’s Famous Watertown Tongli 同理

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten China is famous for its economic boom and megacities that just seem to pop out of nowhere. However, there are still these picturesque small towns with their traditional Chinese charm so many travelers are looking for. During the 2015 Chinese New Year break, I visited Suzhou and it’s nearby water town Tongli 同理, an iconic…

How To Get Chinese Fonts For Word

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten As a learner of Madarin Chinese, being able to write Chinese characters is a huge part of studying. Even though I learned how to actually write Chinese characters with hours and hours of hard practice, most of the communication I am involved with that requires Chinese characters is all digital: on the computer or smartphone.…

5 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Matcha

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Have you ever had a “Matcha Latte”? They are super delicious green drinks but what exactly is “matcha”? The answer might astonish you! I’ve started drinking matcha on a daily basis and noticed some positive changes to my body. There are endless advantages of matcha over other beverages such as coffee or regular tea! What…

Do You Suffer From Cultural Fatigue?

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Cultural fatigue can be defined as a state of being where the small, adverse intricate of the culture begin to bother you out of reasonable proportion after living in another country for an extended amount of time. – Vagabond Journey The recent article published on Vagabondjourney.com on “What is Cultural Fatigue” inspired me to write this post because…

Engagement Diary: 1. How Is This Even Possible?

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I have been engaged for a month now and it’s been great. Well, Jeongsu is in Korea and I’m in China so our lives continued normally. My family and friends were surprisingly supportive of this engagement which I didn’t expect. I thought there would be some serious drama but there was none (yet). I’m still…

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…

Polyglot Learning: Similar Words in Chinese and Korean

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