Top 10 Reasons to Join a Korean Gym

Top 10 Reasons to Join a Korean Gym

I am really enjoying working out at the moment and am well on my way to succeeding in my 9 week challenge to get my bikini body back in time for my trip to Cambodia. Apart from cutting out all junk food, eating healthier meals, and attempting to drink less alcohol at weekends, my local gym has been … [Read more...]

Small Town, Big Lights

Small Town, Big Lights

It's hard to believe that I have been back in South Korea for nearly 2 months now. As the, much overused, saying goes...time flies when you're having fun! As it's my second time here, all the things that were new, surprising and exciting the first time round aren't quite as new or exciting this … [Read more...]

The Scariest Place on Earth

The Scariest Place on Earth

With all the recent talk about North and South Korea, I thought I would share this post with you. This time 2 years ago I was living and working in Munsan, a town of about 100,000 only a few KMs from the border with North Korea. Here's what I had to say about it at the time.... Sometimes as I lie … [Read more...]

Mystery Train Trip

Mystery Train Trip

Mystery train trip rules...PLAN NOTHING and KEEP TURNING LEFT. Friday night we got the train from Paju to Seoul station and then went in search of a Motel. In order to do this we decided we would turn left 3 times then take 1 right turn. Following these rules, and after an encounter with a few … [Read more...]

Passport to Death; Dangers of travelling

Passport to Death; Dangers of travelling

As a pretty seasoned traveller I feel I have my fair share of travel  horror stories. At the time they scare the hell out of me me and shake me back to reality, a harsh reminder that the world isn't one big carefree, fluffy cloud to bounce around. With every adventure comes a real life danger, … [Read more...]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Murphys Law: Pray for it to snow on Christmas every year since you were a child and it will never snow. Leave the country for 2 winters in a row, and it will snow more than it did it the previous 2 decades!! Typical!! Ever since winter starting to creep up on us in Korea, the temperature slowly … [Read more...]

Spent all my money on whiskey and beer

Spent all my money on whiskey and beer

 When I go to a country it is not about how many museums I have visited, how many temples I've stayed in or how many photos I have taken...it is about how much of my time I can admit to being truly happy. I can honestly say that the last 3 months in Korea has been a chain of one hilarious moment … [Read more...]

Dear North Korea

Dear North Korea

Dear North Korea, I don't think you know me, but I guess it's about time for a formal introduction. My name is Janet, and I moved in with your lovely southerly neighbour 99 days ago. It's, I'm not ashamed to admit, the second longest relationship I've ever had, and it's going strong. We are … [Read more...]

Hongdae Hongdae Hongdae!!!

Hongdae Hongdae Hongdae!!!

Weekends in Korea tend to be a little bit...mental. As most foreigners here are either teachers,study abroad students or in the army...pretty much everyone works Moday to Friday and spends the weekend de-stressing, letting off steam, drinking, or going a little crazy. There always seems to be so … [Read more...]

WHERE IS MY WATERMELON?!

WHERE IS MY WATERMELON?!

That is what I learned in my Korean class today. That, and about 20 other random words! It is actually proving very helpful as I can now give directions when I'm in a taxi, ask where the essentials are in the supermarket and ask for directions to major buildings such as the bank or post … [Read more...]