Category: Korea

Korean Food: Dak Galbi

Korean Food: Dak Galbi

On my bid to experience more Korean food, I am always asking people good things to try. Things generally that don’t involve kimchi! Dak galbi is often recommended and is something I really enjoy. I have now tried it a few times and would say […]

Korean Food: Korean BBQ

Korean Food: Korean BBQ

Ok, this is post is a bit of a cheat. Korean BBQ was one of the first things I tried when I came to Korea and I’ve had it frequently since. Before I arrived, I was mostly eating vegan and vegetarian food so this was […]

An Afternoon in Sinsa

An Afternoon in Sinsa

When I’m bored, I usually end up Sinsa. It would take a lifetime to truly explore all of Seoul. It is an enormous, sprawling city with about a hundred different neighbourhoods, each different and unique. As it is such a big city, it can take […]

Making Perfume in Seoul

Making Perfume in Seoul

Perfume and scents are one of my favourite things. I have worn perfume since I was 12 and can spend hours in the duty-free section of airports smelling everything on offer. I am slightly obsessed with scented candles and always make sure my home is […]

6 Ways to Save Teaching in South Korea

6 Ways to Save Teaching in South Korea

Teaching in South Korea is a fantastic way to save some money. Perhaps for a housing deposit, for a trip, or to pay off debt? I came to Korea motivated by a mixture of all three. I had a large amount of debt I had […]

5 Places to Enjoy Healthy Food in Seoul

5 Places to Enjoy Healthy Food in Seoul

Finding healthy, Western food in Seoul can be a bit difficult. Western food tends to be Mexican or pizza. As a salad fanatic, I am always on the hunt for a good restaurant offering healthy, fresh food. Some have been an absolute disaster, but some […]

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Most trips to Seoul will include a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is one of the oldest buildings in Seoul and is steeped in history. History Originally built in 1395 by King Taejo,Gyeongbokgung Palace has been destroyed or fallen into ruin twice. Each time it […]

Valley Rock Festival, South Korea

Valley Rock Festival, South Korea

As a youth, I spent most of my summers flitting between music festivals. The thought of living in a tent, covering myself in glitter, drinking cider all day, and dancing to music was my idea of heaven. As I’ve grown up, I’ve been drawn to […]

5 Free Things to Do in Seoul

5 Free Things to Do in Seoul

I am terrible at budgeting and frequently run out of money before. It doesn’t matter how hard I try, I’m always skint. Therefore, I have become pretty adept at finding cheap things to do in Seoul. Generally, a trip to Seoul is not going break […]

1 year in South Korea

1 year in South Korea

Introduction I feel like I have been in South Korea forever, but I have only just had my year anniversary! It has been a long year, full of both the good and the bad. A good old reflection is always healthy so I thought I […]