How To Be Thin Like A Korean Girl

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…

Being Lonely In Korea And Creating Community Through Volunteering

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…

The Terrifying Side Of Korea, Nature

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,…

How I Hired Someone to Break the Law in Korea

I signed a form and was handed a brown envelope with the details enclosed. I would soon return to complete the undertaking that I had been mulling over for months. It takes time to craft the perfect crime, however.

What It’s Like Being Single In Korea

We swagger in black, congregate, and lament over noodles coated in a syrupy black sauce that is obviously meant to resemble the inner workings of the single person’s heart. Because why else would you be single unless your heart pumps tar?

Alternative Itineraries in Japan: Suicide, Sadism, & a Side of Sushi

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…

Biking Across South Korea With a Dog

 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…

Why to Avoid Love at all Cost While Traveling

  It’s late July, the stagnant air reeks of hot, decomposing garbage and streets are dotted with rat filled cages. A child can be seen defecating next to a stall selling steamed buns. The buns are cheap so I buy enough to share. You know what stinks more than the residential slums in the heart…