A Girl’s Guide To Seoul: Everything You Need To Know

A Girl’s Guide To Seoul: Everything You Need To Know

Dear Googlers, I know what you are looking for, and I know what you typed into the beautiful search box to find my blog. As you all seem to be searching for 5 main things, I thought I would be so kind as to include links to all of them in one, concise blog post. If you have some how, … [Read more...]

“I’m not getting in the car!” – A Half Marathon Abduction

“I’m not getting in the car!” – A Half Marathon Abduction

When I signed up to run my first ever Half Marathon in Korea, I never imagined I would find myself limping along a motorway, having ran consistently for 18km, suddenly being shouted at my some strange Korean man telling me to get into his car. No, that was definitely not how I imagined my first half … [Read more...]

A fusion of cultures – St Patrick’s Day in South Korea

A fusion of cultures – St Patrick’s Day in South Korea

Listening to an American Military Brass band open an Irish Festival in South Korea by singing Ireland’s call on a day that many will remember for Ireland’s Six Nations victory, was not something I will easily forget. Speaking on stage at the 14th Annual Seoul St. Patrick’s Day Festival, The … [Read more...]

Generation Emigration – St Patrick’s Day in South Korea

Each day this week on the Irish Times website, members of Irish communities around the world will be sharing plans for St Patrick’s Day where they live. Today, I had the opportunity to share my experiences in South Korea and to write about Seoul’s 14th St Patrick’s Day festival, taking place this … [Read more...]

Pharrell Williams – Seoul is also HAPPY!

Pharrell Williams – Seoul is also HAPPY!

With the help of my amazing friends, and quite a few total strangers, I just finished filming, editing and uploading a Seoul remake of the Pharrell Williams HAPPY music video. Considering all filming was done on smart phones and the entire video was edited in a few hours, I think we did a pretty … [Read more...]

SantaCon Seoul 2013

SantaCon Seoul 2013

Last weekend myself and about 8 friends from Paju attended SantaCon in Seoul, which is a gathering of 100's of people all dressed as Santa Claus, his elves and everything in between parading around Seoul's nightlife district singing Christmas Carols and simply being merry. I ordered 3 elf costumes … [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...]

Tales from a late night JimJilbang

Tales from a late night JimJilbang

On our weekly adventures in Hongdae recently (that's the hip and happening nightlife district of Seoul, for those not in the know!) I have been fading early and am no longer able to pull those all-nighters like I used to. I must be getting old! The thought of staying up all night and then having to … [Read more...]

Big is Beautiful – Except in South Korea

Big is Beautiful – Except in South Korea

Last weekend was a disaster.  Total disaster. It actually started on a high note as I had just been paid and was looking forward to doing some serious damage in the shops around Seoul on Saturday. The weather has been changing pretty quickly and while Autumn has well and truly arrived, Winter … [Read more...]