What to do in Yeosu – Korea’s Beautiful Southern Port City

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What You Must Eat When In Jeonju

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeonju is one of my favorite places in South Korea. It’s a wonderful city with a huge traditional hanok village where you can experience Korean traditions to the fullest. The town doesn’t only attract thousands of visitors due to the beautiful architecture or historical value but a big portion of the tourists, both local and…

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…

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…

My Year 2014 in Pictures

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“Your Face Is So Small!” And Other Weird Compliments

Reading Time: 3 minutes The other day, I decided to be social and went to a “Chinese Corner”, a meet-up for locals and foreigners to meet and engage in conversations. It was really fun! There were lots of people there and we got divided into beginners, intermediate and advanced according to our Chinese language skills. I ended up in…

5 Things You Should Buy When in Korea

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

Back in Time: Korea 100 Years Ago

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

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…

Polyglot Learning: Similar Words in Chinese and Korean

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Differences Between China and Korea

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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,…

Studying Korean and Similarities to Chinese

Reading Time: 3 minutes Even though I love China, Chinese languages and my Mandarin is far from perfect, I started learning Korean because I have grown fond of the Korean culture. It has been a long time since I started from zero to start a new language and I must say I love the challenge. I always wanted to…

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