Korean food is delicious. This cannot be debated. After traveling for 2 weeks in Korea, where I am researching and writing exclusive Korea travel articles for email subscribers, I have had amazing opportunities to taste this first hand. Although there are many delicious foods in Korea and I haven’t had a chance to try them all, I will list some of the tastiest, most interesting, … Continue reading 4 of the Best Foods to Try While Traveling in Korea
Outside the gates of Chonnam University in Gwangju city, in a patch of overgrown grass, next to a silhouette of a person walking, is a photo of a mass of students holding signs at the gate and facing down paratroopers. The photo was taken on May 18, 1980. It was the start of the Gwangju Uprising. The Gwangju Uprising was a seminal moment in the … Continue reading Visiting the Place Where the Gwangju Uprising Started
It was that time of year again when many of the teachers pack up and leave Korea for adventure or relaxation. Peering through the tiny perforations along the ribs of the airborne capsule, what looks like pools of mercury can be seen from below mirroring the residue of the abating sun. I relish the ritual of staring through the peephole. Like looking through a camera … Continue reading Alternative Itineraries in Japan: Suicide, Sadism, & a Side of Sushi
Why Everyone Should Hike at Least Once in Korea I spent the first 25 years of my life in midwestern American states that were expansive, flat, and virtually devoid of any scenic value. As I turned 25, I got the opportunity to move to the significantly more interesting state of California – specifically if you are into landform undulations or variety. It was on … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Hiking in Korea Differs from the Rest of the World
A Day in the Life of an English Teacher in Korea Have you ever wondered what life is like for someone who travels overseas and teaches English in Korea? I compiled a few YouTube videos that help answer this question. If you are already in Korea like most of our audience, it’s still fun to watch these videos and compare the vloggers’ lifestyles to your own. For … Continue reading What is an Average Day Like for an English Teacher in Korea?
An Honest Photo Collection of Korea The following are, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful photographs of Korea captured in the last five years. Scott Rotzoll, a former expat, spent a few years in South Korea honing his technique and composition. He left us with his under-appreciated yet stunning vision of South Korea. His collection portrays South Korea perfectly in its modest beauty and neutral tones. Please click … Continue reading These Beautiful Photographs of Korea Will Make You Gasp
A Foreigner’s Introduction to Korean Healthcare In the span of my thirteen months in Korea, the two most unsettling times I have been through were my two medical “events”. While picking up and moving to a foreign land is full of adventures – both intended and unintended – it is clearly understood that a nontrivial fraction of those adventures will involve some level of miscommunication. … Continue reading A Foreigner Meets Korean Healthcare For the First Time
Korea’s Cycling Road Tour 4대강 국토종주 자전거 Shuffling among the suffocating crowds of more than 50 million people (more than all of Canada), it is hard to imagine finding space to breath. If you yearn to stretch your limbs and explore the calmer, more natural side of South Korea, riding cross country is the perfect escape. The cycling paths are a part of a $20 billion project … Continue reading Biking Across South Korea With a Dog
Ok, so most of us literally have to drag our asses to the gym. I know during the extremely brief times in my life when I decided to go it was an absolute chore. But, the international students of the International Language Institute of Hongik University no longer have to worry about getting that motivation. They are all outright banned! That’s right! No foreigners … Continue reading Racism in Korean Gyms? Hongik University Gym Bans Foreign Students
Hey there folks, Oisin here. Yes, I know it’s a ridiculous name. It means ‘deer’ in Irish, but unfortunately no one can pronounce it outside of Ireland! So call me what you will. I’ve been called ‘Oh Shit’, ‘Ocean’, ‘Octopus’ and even ‘Washing Machine’ for some bizarre reason. I’ll be filling you in with regard to all things Korean this year! Right now I … Continue reading How Good is Korean Food… In Ireland?