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Renting a phone in Korea

Traveling to Korea and want to keep in touch with friends or have a backup phone?  Rent a phone. Firstly, Korea is a CDMA based network and most foreign phones won’t work here. If you’re able to use your phone, but are

April 10, 2013 16
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How to write Hangul on your Mac/ iPhone

When you’re living in Korea, you’re always trying to get the gist of the culture. Thus, there are times you’ll want to write in the country language for your Facebook status,  to impress your Asian friends or maybe, you just want take your language studies to another level. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Korean or […]

March 22, 2013 0
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Korean Panchan: 101 little reasons to love Korean food

I was in a restaurant in Korea Town with a girlfriend and before our meal could even arrive, the waiter brought out a handful of side dishes. What was this generosity? My friend explained to me that they it was common to Korean culture, that a meal came with side dishes (or 반찬 banchan) and they were free. Wait. Rewind.

March 19, 2013 4
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Why I won’t hang up my travel shoes.

A few months at most… I’ll go back home just long enough to find another job to get me back to Korea.” That’s what I told myself. Returning to the U.S. was the furthest thing from my plan.

My Hindu astrologer in Dharamsala quoted a year. I had difficulty believing him. A year later,… the stars were right.

December 22, 2012 23
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Returning from a Gap Year: 9 Tips to Starting Over

Here are 7 tips to Starting Over:

• Find a job… any job.

It doesn’t matter what your major or career was before you left.

December 3, 2012 10
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Is Online Banking Easy for Expats in Korea?

If there’s one feeling a foreigner dreads, is that their money might get accidentally locked in Korea, while they’re thousands of miles away; and this is not a distant possibility. Your last salary pay and security pension is usually deposited into your account a month or so, ‘after’ you leave the country!

July 30, 2012 29
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Fear Factor Foods Korea : How Fresh is Korean food ?

It’s all too easy for a foreigner like myself, to point a camera and say, Ewww to foreign foods I’m not culturally raised with nor understand. That’s why in this post, I’d like to applaud Korea for is its proud aspiration towards healthy and FRESH foods. And …to say, Ewww.

September 19, 2011 11
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How to order at a Kimbap Restaurant, the healthy fast food joints in Korea

At first you may not know how to place an order at a kimbap shop. Are there picture menus or menus in English? Hah! So how does one recognize a kimbap shop or order from it?

September 12, 2011 27
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Tis the Season of Patbingsu 팥빙수 | Street Eats Korea

Back in Korea for the summer, I passed a neighborhood Paris Baguette and da-ding! I realized I was back just in time for patbingsu (밭빈수) season! Yowza!…

August 28, 2011 18
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