Expat Interview : Brian Williams

Expat Interview : Brian Williams

  This is the third interview in my Expat Interview Series, where I plan to interview my expat friends who have dotted themselves all over the world. I’m hoping this series of posts will provide some insight into what it is like to live overseas, and might even encourage a few people to pack … [Read more...]

Expat Interview: Oisin Feeney, A Photographer in Korea

Expat Interview: Oisin Feeney, A Photographer in Korea

This is the second interview in my Expat Interview Series, where I plan to interview my expat friends who have dotted themselves all over the world. I’m hoping this series of posts will provide some insight into what it is like to live overseas, and might even encourage a few people to pack their … [Read more...]

Expat Interview: Shauna Browne – Irish in Korea

Expat Interview: Shauna Browne – Irish in Korea

This is part one of my new 'Expat Interview Series', where I plan to interview my expat friends who have dotted themselves all over the world. I'm hoping this series of posts will provide some insight into what it is like to live overseas, and might even encourage a few people to pack their bags and … [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 Korean Island Escape – Camping on a Deserted Island

A Korean Island Escape – Camping on a Deserted Island

When I signed up last-minute to a weekend camping trip on a deserted island off the West coast of Korea last weekend, I had no real idea what to expect. As some poor unfortunate soul dropped out on the Friday morning, I jumped at the opportunity to take their spot and spend what was predicted to … [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...]

YongPyong Resort – A Winter Wonderland

YongPyong Resort – A Winter Wonderland

Last weekend my friend Sonja and I headed to Phoenix Park and Yongpyong resort for a mini vacation. It was so good to get away for a few days and the scenery up in the mountains was spectacular. We spent all day saturday hitting the slopes in Phoenix Park ski resort which has a great variety of … [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...]