This series originally appeared on the now-defunct blog, Black In Korea in 2015. The story recaps a foreigner’s first trip to South Korea prior to becoming a resident alien in 2017. Welcome! Take a seat at Jinju’s Cafe. No, this isn’t a real place, albeit there’s at least 4 to 5 thousand coffee shops and […]Read More The Traveler’s Guide to The Unique Tastes of South Korea (Part 1)
Dating while abroad is just as hit-or-miss as it is in your home country, but the added stress of potential language and cultural barriers can make some throw in the towel. For others still, the fun of it all is like a game. But what if Korea took the path of, say, Japan, and made […]Read More In-person dating got you down? Try the Angelium Project.
There’s a lot of things people talk about when they’re living and working abroad on countless blogs and YouTube channels. For some, it’s the pulling on the heartstrings about loved ones who aren’t physically close anymore. For others, there’s the adjustment to wet rooms over a solid bathtub. Yeah, boo-hoo or whatever. I’m here to […]Read More Breakfast Outside of Metro-Seoul [Part 1]
After a few weeks of having every single Korean native you meet go “Huh?” to you when you speak in Korean (honestly, it doesn’t matter at all that you know you’re speaking sentences properly. Why else would your tutor tell you otherwise?) , you’ll eventually find yourself hoping you’ll literally bump into a native English […]Read More To Go To The (Foreigner) Bar or Not To Go To The Bar?
When I first learned about South Korea roughly 6 years ago, it was certainly through its entertainment industry. All I could recall about the peninsula was what I’d learned through many years ago in high school (North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom and there was a longstanding war between the two Koreas), so the entertainment […]Read More “I want to go to Seoul.”
When Lindsey submitted her essay, I knew I wanted to feature her story first. She’s a beautiful girl with a wonderful heart. Her stories of social work with children from other countries were extremely moving and I’m excited to share them. Lindsey is one of those teachers over 30 who is extremely motivated, bright, and […]Read More Over 30 and Teaching Abroad: Lindsey Nave
Hello, Kimchibytes (KB) readers! KB has grown from an awesome blog into a following of people interested in South Korea around the world. Comment sections and Facebook pages have influenced awesome conversations and a lot of learning. It’s exciting to know that KB has impacted you in a positive way. Transitioning to/from living abroad is […]Read More Get Ready For More Kimchibytes!
According to the burnt out search engine that brought you to this page, you desire to know the secret of how Korean women, and more increasingly the men, are so impossibly thin. We’ve seen how they can eat a family sized portion of carbs and top it off with soju yet still weigh less than your […]Read More How To Be Thin Like A Korean Girl
As the winter frost recedes and you begin to unfurl from hibernation you may find yourself craving human interaction or a greater sense of purpose. Check out a few of my favorite volunteer organizations that will fulfill those nagging needs. One such organization offers a unique opportunity to aid North Korean defectors. There are plenty […]Read More Being Lonely In Korea And Creating Community Through Volunteering
While Korea has developed with lightning speed and will continue to do so with its ever-changing landscape into the foreseeable future, there is a more underrated side that is inching its way to oblivion. Take a moment to appreciate the natural side before the rest of it goes the way of their beloved national animal, […]Read More The Terrifying Side Of Korea, Nature