Couples and relationships are all the rage in Korea. Most teenagers and young adults spend their free time engaging in couple activities, and if they are single they spend their free time in activities wich could possibly lead to them end up in a relationship. So how do you know if somebody is in a … Continue reading Couple and love culture in Korea + Date night ideas
Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Even before coming to Korea I was very vocal about how I'm not going to fall prey to the ridiculous K-pop culture which promotes endless good looks and underfed youths. In my first month here I succeeded. I refused to play my students any Korean music, especially K-pop. I also refused to … Continue reading K- pop and Korean Ballads
Korea is known for having breathtaking autumn/fall scenery. With this in mind, I set off to Nami Island on the invitation of my friend, Gillian. We spent a magical weekend in this wonderland and returned home tired, but satisfied. Here's how we got there and where we stayed:. We took the bus to Seoul and from … Continue reading Chuncheon and Cheonpyeong – a travel post
Yes, this is about Korea making a big fuzz over fire drills. In the Western World, we just assume that you are a grown ass adult and that one fire safety drill is enough to inform you about the who whats wheres and whens in the case of a fire. Korea is all about the … Continue reading FIRE! – the Korean fire drill show
Traveling can get expensive, and so can living in Korea if you are living in a rural area. For us to go to Seoul is a two-hour bus ride, and then a possible 30-40 minute subway ride to get to the area in Seoul we want to be. Your Saturday becomes very short once you spend … Continue reading Love Motels – How to travel on the cheap in Korea
Korea is the master of public transportation. Whether you take the train, bus, taxi or you're hiking- they've got you covered. First things first - Having a T-money/ Money Bee or Debit/Credit Card. These are essential in using public transport. All buses and trains/subways accept the T-money card. Until recently all taxis used T-money. Now taxis … Continue reading Transportation: The in’s and out’s
This phrase has been coined by many expats teaching, working and living in South Korea. The struggle is real, and Korean Logic is a phenomenon that all foreigners experienced to some extent. What is it? If it was easy to explain, it would not have been a thing. Korean logic refers to a number of … Continue reading Korean Logic
Since arriving in Korea I have found a number of things to be very different from home. Here are some of the stranger ones. Enjoy Dish-washing liquid In our office we have a small kitchenette. At the kitchen sink there are two pump bottles with cute pictures on it. One is for washing your hands, … Continue reading It’s not wrong, it’s just different!
EatI think most South Africans think of Korea as the country close to China and within the South African frame of reference Korea ends up being compared to or seen as a second China. That being said, not all South Africans are geographically stunted, and realize that Korea is a country and culture in their … Continue reading Shopping in Korea (for me)
Hello again! It’s been a while, and I sincerely apologize. We have been in Korea for a month now. I cannot belief how fast the time has gone by. Since being here we have already experienced birthdays (both lunar and solar), going away parties, welcoming parties and a whole bunch of other Korean craziness! That … Continue reading Food, Glorious food!