Category: South Korea

Adventures in Lotte World Adventures!

Amidst final projects, presentations, and studying for final exams, it is always important to take a break and do something enjoyable! What better way to do so than an amusement park? Recently, my friend and I visited Lotte World Adventure, an indoor theme park located in Jamsil. Currently, this theme park has the largest in-door ...

It’s June Already?!

I can’t believe it’s already June! Do you know what that means? Yes, final papers are due, final presentations are coming up, and finals are quickly approaching! Time management is important during this time as you’ll find yourself having a paper due one day and an exam the next. If you aren’t able to manage ...

Fly to the Sky!

Looking for a beautiful view of Seoul? Korea has plenty of tower observatory decks where you and your friends, family, or significant other can relax and enjoy Seoul from a a different viewpoint. My recommendation landmark? N Seoul Tower in Myeongdong, also know as Namsan Tower! When visiting Myeongdong, I suggest making a small stop ...

Small Victories: Tackling the Recycling System

In the United States, people usually sort their trash in two separate bins– waste and recyclable. It’s something that people do instinctively and don’t really need too much direction to do. Even though some people don’t follow the instructions, (although they should) I’m pretty sure that they know about it. In elementary school, we were ...

Welcome to the Sindang Neighborhood

If you guys don’t already know, I live in the Sindang area of Seoul, which I find to be quite diverse. Although I feel like I never see that many housing areas nearby, I always see a lot of people get off at the same train station. Maybe it’s because of what I’ve seen in ...

So much food, so little time!

After the Korean War, street food vendors became popularized. It was a good and relatively cheap way for low-income bracket workers to find a steady job. With the amount of refugees and U.S troops during this time, they were able to serve many customers and made a noticeable impact to those of lower class. At ...

Gaming and PCBangs in Korea

If you play any of the popular games on PC, you’d know this already. Gaming culture in Korea is much more popular and socially accepted than the United States. New York Times has called gaming and esports in Korea a “national pastime”. It’s no wonder that they have been ranked at the top for several ...

History and Culture Park!

I’ve been around many parts of Seoul already, and even outside of the main region since I began my studies here. However, I feel as if I haven’t done as much touristy stuff as I was hoping to do. For this reason, I finally forced some time after midterms were over! When visiting Korea, I ...

Living in Korea

Although I very much miss my parents and friends back in Philadelphia, there are 3 perks that I will miss about living in Korea and wish could be emulated back in the States. They may seem like such simple things, but I think they’re important when it comes to an ideal place to live in. ...

Shopping at Gangnam Terminal

Gangnam is known for their extremely luxurious and lavish products. International brand name stores could be found here, boasting the title of the home of the only official Apple store in South Korea. I’ve actually been told to skip out on visiting Gangnam as it just wasn’t college-student-wallet friendly. The once popularized song, “Gangnam Style” ...