BUT MY STORY DOESN'T BEGIN THERE.
I grew up in Germany with a German mother and an American father. Growing up in Europe, I had the opportunity to start traveling to a lot of countries early on and having a parent from a different continent ensured overseas travel. This is how I became interested in faraway countries and started to learn French and Spanish in school.
THEN CAME THE MOMENT WHEN I DECIDED: I WANTED TO GO EAST!
I started studying Mandarin Chinese and moved to Guangzhou, China, to pursue an internship at a German online marketing company for 6 months in 2012. I loved it so much that I decided to come back after finishing my Bachelor's degree in Management in California.
AND THIS IS WHEN LOVE HAPPENED.
Even though I had already met Jeongsu, I decided to follow my dream and return to China to live there for a year - and then I moved to South Korea!
TEACHING ENGLISH IN CHINA AND SOUTH KOREA
Teaching English overseas has enabled me to experience life in different countries and fund my passion for travel. I taught English in China for a year and also during my first year in South Korea. You can read about my teaching experience abroad here:
- Why I Love Teaching in South Korea
- How To Get Your Korean E2 Work Visa in Japan
- How To Land a Top ESL Position in Korea
- 5 Things I've Learned From Teaching English In China
- How To Become A Certified English Teacher
I started blogging when I lived in China (Linda Living in China) and love to share what it's like to live in Asia, embrace Asian culture and be in an intercultural relationship! I also made this blog because I know all the discouraging words women hear about traveling alone. My solo travel tips and itineraries are meant to tell you that you can travel solo wherever you want, and it will be one of the best decisions you've ever made. Find some inspiration here:
- The Perks Of Traveling as an Intercultural Couple
- 5 Foolproof Tips To Take Fantastic Solo Travel Pics
- The Safest Countries For Solo Female Travelers
- Top Things To Do In Seoul For Single Women Travellers
I'm so thrilled to discuss all of these issues with you - the exciting, scary, confusing, and beautiful parts of solo travel. And I can't wait to hear what adventures you get up to next.
My favorite destinations
I've traveled to around 30 different countries - a lot of them pre-blogging and pre-Instagram, but you can read about important travel tips, hidden gems, the best eats and drinks, and the most Instagram-worthy things to see and do in the following places:
- 25 Free Things To Do In Seoul
- 5 Things You Should Buy When in Korea
- Foodporn in Korea: What To Eat When in Busan
- Top Things to do in Seoul for Single Women Travellers
- How to See Seoul in 48 Hours
- The 10 Things You Want To Know Before Traveling South Korea
- Rent A Hanbok in Seoul for Stunning Travel Shots
- The Most Amazing Spots For Cherry Blossoms in Korea
- The Hardest Chinese Characters 最难写的汉字
- Chinese Male Models: "China’s Most Striking Men"
- Foodporn in China: The Best Street Food in Beijing
- The Pros and Cons of Being a Western Woman in China
- The Best First-Time China Itinerary
- China – Laos: How NOT To Cross The Border
- 10-Year China Visa: Explained
- 9 Of The Most Instagram Worthy Things To Do In Beijing