Cheesetastic – Acting out for a Korean TV show

Cheesetastic – Acting out for a Korean TV show

For any of you that read this blog regularly you'll know that there is never a dull moment in my life in Korea. This week, yet again, has so far proved to be eventful...and it's only Tuesday!! So yesterday evening my boss came bursting into the staff room and asked me and my colleagues if we would … [Read more...]

The Seoul-Mazing Race

The Seoul-Mazing Race

Shouts of "I"ve got a bottle of VODKA..whoop whoop!!", despite having just signed a race waiver that forbade the possession or consumption of alcohol, was a pretty good indication of how the day ahead was about to pan out; full of rule breaking, alcohol consumption and endless high … [Read more...]

Victory for Change!

Victory for Change!

I love pizza. You love pizza. I mean, when you think about it, who DOESN'T love pizza? I also like my pizza delivered as quickly as possible and with any luck, still nice and toasty. That said, I don't love pizza that much nor do I require it so urgently that pizza delivery men should risk life and … [Read more...]

The Bul, The Dak and The Galbi

The Bul, The Dak and The Galbi

This is the first in a new series of posts entitled "The best of Korea" which I plan on posting weekly. Thanks to the great response to my post "The Food, The Bad and The Ugly", which was about the "not-so-good" dishes they serve up in this fine nation. This first post will be all about what I LOVE … [Read more...]

Slaughtered Alive

Slaughtered Alive

***Update*** The Taebaek Snow festival and Hwacheon Ice fishing festival have been cancelled do stop the spread of the disease. Over 1.8 Million pigs have been buried alive in rural regions of South Korea in an attempt to stop the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease. This is reportedly the worst … [Read more...]

Kimchi is to Korea what Potatoes are to Ireland

Kimchi is to Korea what Potatoes are to Ireland

Kimchi is to Korea what Potatoes are to Ireland. It is an absolute neccesity. It is a part of their culture, a part of their lives and they would be lost without it. Now, thanks to bad weather and sky-rocketing prices Korea is on the brink of a Kimchi Crsisis. Napa cabbages and Radish, the two main … [Read more...]

The FOOD, the BAD and the UGLY.

The FOOD, the BAD and the UGLY.

Korea has some weird food. This is not an opinion piece, this is fact. My boss just told me a new Octopus restaurant opened in Munsan today. No, it's  not a seafood restaurant, it's an OCTOPUS restaurant, as all they serve is various types of Octopus. And if you didn't already know this, Octopus is … [Read more...]

Frustration Station

Gah. Korea really drives me crazy sometimes. It's not that there is in fact anything wrong with Korea, I just get frustrated that Korea isn't more like home. Which is stupid, I know. But when you are tired and hungry and are walking around the supermarket for what feels like hours and can't find ONE … [Read more...]

Breakfast of Champions!

Breakfast of Champions!

On saturday morning, my friend and I decided to go for breakfast in Hongdae. Let's not lie...I was seriously hungover along with every one else wandering around the streets of Korea's number 1 party stop (read as Korean equivalent of Dublin's Temple bar...but much, much crazier). In Korea, it can … [Read more...]