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Being Vegetarian in Korea: Weight-loss diets in Korea

I’m not sure how weight-loss works with Koreans, but let me shed some light on how it works with foreigners. During my orientation, two girls I knew claimed to drop pants sizes within their first week of arriving. Not possible, right? Not without some major medical operation… but feeling my pants hang off of my body last week at work, the word “belt” comes to mind.

March 25, 2010 9
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Being Vegetarian in Korea (Part I)

So how hard is it for a fun-loving vegetarian travel gal to acclimate to Korea? I’ll tell you- friggin hard! …

March 25, 2010 15
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Korean Cold

The words cold and Korean are synonymous… it’s winter here and the buildings in Korea don’t have central heating. Instead, buildings get “selective heating”…

March 4, 2010 7
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Life in Korea | GRRRL Goes Whimpery with her new life in Korea

I’m gonna start my Korean blogging with my first “real” GRRRL whimper… the moment when “yours truly” turned girlie whiny and wanted to book the first flight home!

March 2, 2010 36
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5 Tips for Speed Learning a Language

Trying to learn a new language or in a rush to learn the language of the country you’ll be moving to? Here are some tips to help you with your memory technique, as well as ideas to help you optimize your speed learning process.

February 8, 2010 4
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Learning Survival Korean (Part II)

The countdown to my Korea launch date has officially begun so roughly put, I’m trying to speed learn Korean. My learning obstacle?…I’m kinda vacillating between a silent freak out and a scattered panic. A few weeks ago, I started my search for the Cinderella’s glass slipper of grammar books

February 6, 2010 0
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Learning Survival Korean (Part 1)

To learn a word is to chew into it and digest it; and when you’re a vegetarian moving abroad to a foreign country, in order to eat you’ll eventually need to learn to read a restaurant menu, food ingredients or be able to ask the waitress …

February 6, 2010 0
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GRRRL TRAVELER’s Travel Challenge #2: Becoming an Expat

My GRRRL Traveler Challenge #2 is here with a 3-day contest to find the next GRRRL Traveler Challenge. Finding the GRRR! to embark upon bold new adventures which remove us from trusted and worn paths, can feel both, terrifying and exhilarating.

December 6, 2009 4
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