The Traveler’s Guide to The Unique Tastes of South Korea (Part 1)

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…

In-person dating got you down? Try the Angelium Project.

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…

Breakfast Outside of Metro-Seoul [Part 1]

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…

To Go To The (Foreigner) Bar or Not To Go To The Bar?

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…

“I want to go to Seoul.”

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…

Over 30 and Teaching Abroad: Lindsey Nave

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…

Get Ready For More Kimchibytes!

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…

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,…