You know sometimes you hear about or see a place through photos and vow to go but never actually get your act together to pay it a visit? Anyang Art Park was nearly one of those places for me until I finally made the most of a national holiday in June to make the (surprisingly short and easy) journey out…

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Spring finally sprung in Seoul, and April rolled around, all mixed-weather-y and annoying. Some days, she was beautiful and sunny, and others she was cold and rainy. One Sunday evening pertaining to the latter of the aforementioned April’s only two weather conditions, Ruth and I were wandering the streets of Hongdae looking for a slice of cake to give us…

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During Chuseok 2017, my parents and boyfriend came to visit me here in Korea. We spent most of our time together in Seoul, but for two days we hopped on the KTX down to Busan and stayed for one night. This was my second time in Busan and I only knew a few areas, but after consulting a map I…

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Back in October, my parents, Sam and I spent one night and two days in Busan. We popped by Haeundae Beach, walked through the famous Jagalchi fish market, people-watched from the top of a rickety, rusting car park, and visited the beautiful Haedong Yonggungsa – Busan’s stunning Water Temple. Read more about my life in Korea.

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One month ago I ended my first year contract at my school here in Seoul. There were some tears at the graduation ceremony, from parents, teachers, and even from some students. I got emotional, but I didn’t cry because my babies weren’t graduating. Precisely the reason why I have signed on for one more year at my current school; to…

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