Category: South Korea

Taking A Train to Busan

After finishing all of my in-person midterms for this term in Korea I headed to Busan for a short weekend trip! It was exciting to finally go to a different city in Korea and taking the KTX/bullet train for the first time. I had been looking forward to this trip for a while, especially because ...

Italian Food In Hongdae

I’ve touched on this subject slightly while talking about my journey of finding some American comfort foods here in Seoul, but I think many people would agree with me when I say there’s much to be eaten in Seoul besides Korean food. I’m also sorry that so many of my posts are about food, but ...

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Job Offer in Hongdae

Saturday started extremely late, after a full day in Everland I was so exhausted that I didn’t leave my bed until 12 the next day. My friends and I decided to meet around 5 and go to Hongdae for shopping and dinner. We arrived at Hongdae around 6 and window shopped until it was time ...

Finding Comfort Foods in Seoul

There were many nights spent lying awake in my hostel simply thinking about cheese. Cheese and salad, although that may be weird for some people. I, however, am a big fan of salad. So it wasn’t particularly hard finding food I missed having from home and I think it could even be argued that a ...

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Everland

So this past Friday I finally got to go to an amusement park called Everland. It was a tiring two hour trip, where we had to take three buses, and since some of the bus stops have very similar names and me and my friend ended up getting off at the wrong stop. Our last ...

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village

It quickly became apparent to me that I was in a city with a such a long history, especially compared to anywhere in America, and it was fascinating to see some very old palaces and general traditional buildings that have been preserved. I took a day to go to Bukchon Hanok village, a 600 year ...

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A Lonely Ramadan

So as a Muslim Ramadan is our holiest month, this month is also the month that I always used to look the most forward to. Back in the U.S, I had my whole family, my relatives, friends but here despite having other Muslim friends it feels really lonely. I don’t know why, but on the ...

A Guide to Help Reduce Bus-Taking Anxiety

Similar to how many others would feel taking public transportation in a new country for the first time, I was very nervous before I took my first bus ride in Korea. This may have also been due to my own personality, as I was also very nervous taking public transportation for the first time when ...

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Mall Date With Self

So today I had my second midterm at 9 am, and right after taking the exam I went right back to sleep and woke up around 2. The weather was absolutely beautiful today. I was desperate to leave my room but my friends were all busy studying for their midterms. After coming to Korea I’ve ...

Korean Cafes I’ve Enjoyed Pt. 2

And the quest to continue finding interesting cafes continues!! As I am nearing the 2 month mark of me being in Korea I feel as if I’ve been to so many cafes regularly during the week that their qualities are starting to meld together and the initial shock of having an abundance of great cafes ...