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...]

Top 10 Korean Phrases – A Vlog

Last night myself and Shauna (from the amazing "What a Waygook" blog) decided to make our very first Vlog. We wanted it to be informative but also fun, so we decided to talk about the 'Top 10 Korean Phrases' that you should know while living here. Shauna asked all of her Facebook friends and … [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...]

Royal Tombs of Joseon Dynasty

Royal Tombs of Joseon Dynasty

While exploring Paju yesterday, we came across s sign in Korean that pointed us in the direction of some the Samneung Royal Tombs. We had already admired views of North Korea from the Odusan Unification Observatory, payed our respects at the tomb of Jeong Yeon, and enjoyed a delicious Dak-Galbi … [Read more...]

Stunning views of North Korea

Stunning views of North Korea

It's not every day that you go on an adventure with two of your friends, in search of a Fortress, and end up less than 2km from North Korea! Well, that's exactly what happened to me today! As Im living in rural Korea, more than an hour from Seoul, most weekends are spent on the train to the 'big … [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...]

Deokjeok-Do…A weekend of EPICNESS.

Deokjeok-Do…A weekend of EPICNESS.

I find it hard to put last weekend into words. If there were a recipe for last weekend, it would without doubt make millions for event planners, and fun lovers the world over. Originally I wanted to start this post like this, "What do you get when you put over 100 fun-loving (slightly MENTAL!), … [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...]

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...]

Imagine You’re a Turkey…

Imagine You’re a Turkey…

...and thanksgiving is coming soon. Now, you really don't want to be chosen for the dinner table. Write a speech explaining why your partner is a better choice to be eaten instead of you. This is the somewhat bizarre task I gave my Grade 4 students on Monday. As Korean Thanksgiving was … [Read more...]