The Traveler’s Guide to The Unique Tastes of South Korea (Part 2)

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. Oh good, you’re back! Is your appetite ready for more? I’m glad to hear it, because we’ll be on the move, leaving the Capitol…

“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…

4 of the Best Foods to Try While Traveling in Korea

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…

KPop’s Lessons for The Western Music Industry

The Rise of an unlikely Kpop Fan I am one of KPop’s more unlikely fans. In the past my musical preferences cycled through heavy metal and grunge as an angst-y teen, classic rock during the hazy college years, and eventually found a comfort zone with alternative/indie rock mostly originating from the US and Europe. I…

What is an Average Day Like for an English Teacher in Korea?

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…

Guidelines for Non-Teaching Jobs in Korea

Advice and Lessons for Non-Teachers Coming to Korea Although it often seems that the only foreigners you meet in Korea are either teaching English or are in the military, it should be noted that there are a few alternative routes to the land of the morning calm. I find myself in Seoul as a result…

A Foreigner Meets Korean Healthcare For the First Time

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…

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…