South Korea · Travelogue

14 Different Things About Living in South Korea

Living in another country will inevitably require you to do things in a different way. So it’s best to encounter something new with little/no expectation and a lot of acceptance (i.e. try and do as the locals do). This is far from a comprehensive list, just some random things I’ve found to be new or… Continue reading 14 Different Things About Living in South Korea

South Korea · Travelogue

Nami Island and the Surprising Strength of Ajummas

  Being surrounded by glass, chrome, and asphalt for an extended period of time always has me feeling a deep-seated need to get out and find some nature. So, on a cool spring day, my significant other, a couple of friends and I decided to leave Seoul and explore Nami Island (or Namiseom 남이섬). Nami Island is famous… Continue reading Nami Island and the Surprising Strength of Ajummas

Teaching Abroad · Teaching in Korea

Wrap-up Of My First Term As A Teacher

Thirteen weeks as a hagwon teacher have come and gone, and I thought I should share some general, personal reflections on teaching in Korea so far. Arriving to work usually occurs around 3 pm (after purchasing a much needed caffeinated beverage)- where I set up my classroom, check-in electronically and print out tests or homework… Continue reading Wrap-up Of My First Term As A Teacher

South Korea · Teaching Abroad · Teaching in Korea · Travelogue

A Plague of Yellow Dust

Spring: a time of renewal, growth, the part of the year when Persephone gets to return to the Earth after spending some casual time in the Underworld, cherry blossoms. Oh, and in South Korea? Yellow Dust. What I would describe as a parasitic cloud of fine dust that oozes down from the Gobi Desert to… Continue reading A Plague of Yellow Dust