The Top 5 Rookie Korean Foods

Korea is an overflowing extra-large Hamilton Beach crock pot of food filled with anything and everything you could possibly dream of. Gobs of rice? Check. Succulent meats? Check. Pigs blood? Check. Live octopus? Check. Silkworm pupae? Check. Skate fish fermented in its own urine? Check. For a Korean food rookie (or even a picky eater), some of this is pretty daunting stuff. The idea of octopus tentacles gluing themselves to your throat isn't exactly the most appealing. To be...

Korea is an overflowing extra-large Hamilton Beach crock pot of food filled with anything and everything you could possi...

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Living Abroad: Rice Fields vs. Concrete Jungles

Living abroad is new, exciting and scrapbook worthy. It's also frustrating, exhausting, and a whole lot of DIY sign language. It's as rewarding as it is exhausting and everyone should do it at least once in their lifetime. Teaching overseas is the best way to have a little understanding of why your teachers would always say "I'll wait until you're quiet" and then give a 40-minute soliloquy on how education is the most powerful weapon. For the past two years, I've taught English in both ...

Living abroad is new, exciting and scrapbook worthy. It's also frustrating, exhausting, and a whole lot of DIY sign lang...

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So You Think You’re Ready to Live Abroad? A Checklist.

Are you ready for the polar plunge - international style? I think a lot of us millennials aspire to live abroad - see the world, become cultured, and go on an intergalactic spiritual journey. Some of us do it. We pack up our lives in two bags weighing as much as fifty big German Shepherds and move to a country we know zilch about. For everyone that wants to move abroad, you're probably thinking "but how did you do it?" A couple of years ago, if I'd heard "you just do it" one more time, I...

Are you ready for the polar plunge - international style? I think a lot of us millennials aspire to live abroad - see...

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Foolproof Weekend Travel Checklist from One Dum-dum to Another

Top 6 Binge-Worthy Western Foods in Seoul

Living in Gwangju, South Korea is all fun and games until you try to curb your craving for food from back home. Then it's a real ball buster. Of course, there's the extremely popular First Alleyway for good Canadian/North American food and our favorite place in the entire city First Nepal. There are a few hidden gems here and there but my favorite places for a taste of home require making the trek up to Seoul. 1. Halal Guys ...but not really (UPDATE: I went back. In a not shocking turn of ev...

Living in Gwangju, South Korea is all fun and games until you try to curb your craving for food from back home. Then it'...

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