Tag Archives: Living in Korea

The Korea Effect

South Korea has an almost indescribable knack of drawing you right back in after it pushes you to the very edge. Take yesterday for example, I went to school as usual and got settled at my desk and half an … Continue reading

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Why Do Foreigners Always Look Sick?

Do we? Maybe we do because this was the first thing anyone said to me yesterday morning as I walked through the school doors. I must have looked terrible. I told myself otherwise, went into the office and convinced myself … Continue reading

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The Noodles That Will Make You Beautiful

Prepare yourselves. You may not recognise us after dinner tomorrow night. These noodles are on the menu and we are ready to be beautified. We’re even going to try the ‘perfecting’ grain bars I got as a gift for our dessert. The effects … Continue reading

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Afternoon Adventures: Munsu Folk Village

We were lucky enough to have an afternoon to spare during summer classes and not wanting to waste the sunshine (and unexpected free time) we decided to take our bikes out and go exploring. We’d often seen a brown sign for Munsu folk village and … Continue reading

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English on T-Shirts Round Two

I’ve posted some of my favourite (clean) English on T-shirts before and luckily there is no shortage of them here in Korea so it’s time for some more. Interestingly enough I recently had a conversation about how little Korean writing we see on clothing. Perhaps then … Continue reading

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Please, no fire. Really, no fire. No fire. No fire. No fire. You understand? No fire.

Our most recent camping trip in Korea was an overwhelming success. Not only did we hike our hearts (and legs) out, we also found Korea’s best National Park camp site, bar none. As far as I am aware Chiaksan National Park is the only … Continue reading

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Big Fat Gypsy…Pork Cutlet?

Following a weekend of hiking and camping in the beautiful Mureung Valley in Gangwon Province, we found ourselves with a couple of hours to kill and stomachs to fill (the terrible rhyming was unintentional, it just happened). We had time to … Continue reading

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Making Moving Easy – The Outdoor Elevator

When the majority of the population lives in apartment buildings and are constantly moving house (at least it seems that way), Korea needs a sensible moving solution. And so, they have completely mastered the outdoor elevator. The outdoor elevator compacts nicely … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

Hands down, Spring is the most enjoyable season in Korea. The sun is (usually) out, the temperature is just right, hot but not too hot and life awakens. This is not limited to plants and trees, it also applies to … Continue reading

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Comedy English on T-Shirts # 1

We are not the first and we will not be the last to delight in poorly worded English printed on T-shirts. It never gets boring. And luckily for us, Korea happens to have the highest number of printing faux pas I have yet to … Continue reading

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The Day of the Vegetable Exchange

After a busy morning of non stop classes, I was in need of a energy boost and I most certainly got one. I walked into what I thought was the office and instead found a full blown market. There was … Continue reading

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The Days of Traffic Light Angst.

Yes, I do mean days. Almost all days. Between the two of us, we encounter a ridiculous number of pedestrian crossings each and every day. We have found that being on a bicycle can add to the frustrations experienced when waiting … Continue reading

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The Day at Aqua World.

Having done a gruelling hike in the humidity the previous day, nothing seemed more appealing than a nice, relaxing dip. We’d spent the night in Danyang and ventured towards Aqua World for out first Korean swimming pool visit. We paid our extortionate entrance fee and changed. … Continue reading

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The Day the Cherry Blossoms Came

From the day we arrived in Korea we were told repeatedly that everything will change when the cherry blossoms bloom. Being somewhat of an optimistic fool I truly believe this was the case. Our brown dominated, dry surroundings began to change as … Continue reading

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The Day We Learned What Not To Do

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