Summer Day Trip: Daejeon

Last summer, I found out about my summer vacation super late so I couldn’t book any overseas trips, but I did go to two cities on my vacation. I wanted to go to more, but I got sick at the start of my vacation and it was so hot and humid at the time, I…

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Faces at The Bottom of the Well

“Black people are the magical faces at the bottom of society’s well. Even the poorest whites, those who must live their lives only a few levels above, gain their self esteem by gazing down on us. Surely, they must know that their deliverance depends on letting down their ropes. Only by working together is escape…

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In Busan: Hayden Sincere

Early in January, my friend and I decided one Saturday to go to a cafe after we did our medical tests for our renewal for EPIK. Well, she was planning to go and I just invited myself along. The cafe itself is kind of nestled up in the woods in this tiny little area. I…

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In Busan: Songdo Beach

There are five main beaches in Busan (Haeundae, Songjeong, Songdo, Dadaepo and Gwangalli) and before December, I had visited 4 of them. Songdo Beach had been on my list for awhile but for some reason I never went. Although beaches are really the same anywhere you go, I really wanted to take the cable car…

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A Day in Changwon

Given that the Coronavirus has taken hold of everywhere in the world more strongly than first thought, so many people are confined to their homes. In Korea, we were never under a lockdown notice. However, as mentioned in my last post “Solo Trip to Gangneung” I’m a teacher and since it’s advised public officials don’t…

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Learning Korean

I’ve been learning Korean very, very slowly over the past few years. I learned Hangul years back when I first started watching Korean dramas. That was the easiest part of learning Korean. Recognizing the characters and learning to write only took about one hour. I built up my reading by frequently reading Korean webtoons or…

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In Busan: Igidae Coastal Walk

Back in November, I did the Igidae Coastal Walk with my friend and her parents. It was a beautiful day so it was a perfect time to walk along it. The whole walk takes about 3 hours to complete. I’m not in shape and I’m not a hiker so there were some points that left…

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What I’m Currently Reading

Last year I didn’t do much reading once I’d moved to Korea. I was overwhelmed with the move, settling in and wanted to travel when I could. Plus, with a full time job that I had never done before, I spent a lot of time preparing lessons because I was unsure how it would go…

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Solo Trip to Jinju Lantern Festival

Every October for about two weeks, Jinju hosts its’ annual lantern festival. There are many lantern festivals throughout Korea in different cities, but I believe Jinju is the most famous one. I decided to take a solo trip out there to experience it. Based on the videos and pictures I had seen when looking up…

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