A Thirty-Something Korean American’s Journey To Korea

This guest post is written by Linda.  I first met Linda, during the one day tour of the Garden of Morning Calm and Petite France in South Korea.  It has been over a year since our first meeting.  During that time we have bonded over our love of travel, food, and family stories.  Below is her inspiring journey of moving and finding employment in Korea.  It … Continue reading A Thirty-Something Korean American’s Journey To Korea

Top South Korean Variety Shows To Watch

Top South Korean Variety Shows To Watch

Shows That Will Make You Hungry, Cry, and Laugh I want to give a little insight into my experience so far viewing Korean variety programs.  I believe this is a great way to learn about popular actors/actresses in South Korea without doing a full on Google search.  Additionally, the programs visit so many historical landmarks, trendy hotspots and breathtaking locations you will be able to … Continue reading Top South Korean Variety Shows To Watch

Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines and Stay Safe

Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines And Stay Safe On Vacation ​

Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines And Stay Safe On Vacation Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means at no additonall cost to you I will earn a commission if you make a purchase through my link.  Thank you for your support.   I thought I would share my experience of learning tips and tricks for a safe and picture worthy travel experience. … Continue reading Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines And Stay Safe On Vacation ​

Insadong Street Shopping & Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

Insadong Street Shopping And Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet I decided to meet with my two new friends whom I met on the one day trip to Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm.  We met on a Saturday, in Insadong (인사동) a little past 11:00 a.m. since we wanted to beat the afternoon lunch crowd. In my opinion, midday is the perfect time to go to … Continue reading Insadong Street Shopping & Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

7 Things To Do After Applying To A Korean Language Program

7 Things To Do After Applying To A Korean Language Program So, you’ve researched online and applied to a Korean Language program in Seoul, South Korea that you want to attend.  Whether you’re applying for a short-term or regular semester program here are the next steps you will need to complete your preparations to attend a foreign language program. #1. Pay Fees (Tuition & Dormitory) … Continue reading 7 Things To Do After Applying To A Korean Language Program

Informing Friends and Family You're Moving Abroad

Informing Friends & Family You’re Moving Abroad

Bridging The Gap Between At Home & Abroad The confusion of having to tell your family and friends that you want to move to another country is nerve-racking and requires plenty of advanced preparations.  I informed co-workers and family I intended to study at a University in South Korea I experienced a myriad of questions.  Because of the current political climate (Fall 2016) they didn’t … Continue reading Informing Friends & Family You’re Moving Abroad

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In Seoul South Korea

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea

예뻐요 at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies I continued taking Korean Language class even though I realized that it would take longer than I initially believed.  One caveat about immersing yourself in another culture is that a part of you wants to hold onto your own culture. In a country where beauty is considered thin with pale skin, both of which I don’t have or want … Continue reading Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea

Korean Cooking Maangchi Grocery Blog

Maangchi: Korean Grocery Store Blog

Emily Kim aka Maangchi Demystifies The Korean Grocery Store Yesterday, I was debating on whether I should posts a blog on necessary mobile applications while traveling Korea.  The alternative was posting a business startup checklist I created.  While I was being indecisive I did what I always do, I researched on the internet what has already been covered.  After finding different articles and blog posts … Continue reading Maangchi: Korean Grocery Store Blog

DMZ Train

Cheorwon DMZ One Day Bus Tour In South Korea

Cheorwon DMZ One Day Bus Tour In South Korea I researched and booked a trip to the DMZ to continue my solo travel plans.  I was proud of myself for figuring out I could take the DMZ train and then join a tour once I arrived.  Getting to the station was easy, I was going to Seoul Station.  I had been there before when I … Continue reading Cheorwon DMZ One Day Bus Tour In South Korea