5 Strange Things About Weddings in Korea

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

Buddha’s Birthday: My First Festival in South Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

Engagement Diary: 1. How Is This Even Possible?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

How To Conquer The Great Wall in Half A Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes Beijing was the first place I had ever been to in China. In early summer 2012, I had the opportunity to visit the Chinese capital for a whole week with our University Chinese course. It was super exciting and an experience I will never forget. That’s why I was super happy when I had the…

The Perks of Traveling as an Intercultural Couple

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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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