- November No More!Maybe if I used reverse psychology I would be better at blogging? Tell myself I won't write today until that nagging feeling of "why not?" breaks my hold on other daily activities until I am sitting in front of Posted by cstravelsabroad in Charlene's Travels Abroad | Dec 8, 2013
- Seoul, South Korea (14th - 18th October)We couchsurfed in Seoul, staying with an American guy called Michael. We even had our own room, so it was more like bedsurfing I guess, though without any slutty connotations. Michael was a great host - we didn't get to Posted by chantalpatton in Travel Patton | Nov 22, 2013
- Into the Swing of thingsHomesick
Some days I feel like I'm ready to go home, I miss my family,friends,great food, and having people around that I can relate to. But, when I have those moments, I ask myself, "What would I be doing if I Posted by rsimone in My Journey to and through South Korea | Nov 2, 2013
- October... what happened??Again I say October what happened?? Where did you go?? I swear it can't be November already. It just can't be.
Clearly time just needs to stop happening so fast! Although I say this as if it is Posted by cstravelsabroad in Charlene's Travels Abroad | Nov 1, 2013
- Zombie Walk!!Zombie Walk!!!!! So every sense like flash mobs and the like have started to pop up I have always wanted to join. I finally got my chance! Seoul held an annual zombie walk! Getting all zombie-a-fied and Posted by cstravelsabroad in Charlene's Travels Abroad | Oct 3, 2013
- The One with the UpdateWhy hello there!
It's finally fall. This makes me happy. No more suffocating humidity. No more clothes taking three days to dry. No more frizzy hair. No more sweating profusely. Just peace. Cool Posted by cstravelsabroad in Charlene's Travels Abroad | Sep 25, 2013
- Icheon (이천) ~ Center of Korean CeramicsI first heard about celadon from my mother when I was a little girl. And for many years I thought it meant simply green pottery. As the description following the photo below makes clear, however, it's more than just pottery. Posted by honglk in Korea Summer 2013 | Sep 23, 2013
- Thumbnails - II (Namdaemun Market)September 20, 2013 - Friday
Still Saturday, 9/14. About those roasted "locusts/cicadas" -- My young American friend, Rachel, who was staying at the Manghwan apartment with me, told us we actually had sampled roasted silkworm larvae. Oh, s Posted by honglk in Korea Summer 2013 | Sep 21, 2013
- Birth of a Family Through Kimchi 8/27/13
Oh, the day has finally come. Another year older, another year wiser. I think I saw an extra wrinkle on my face when I looked in the mirror this morning. Crap. I was supposed to feel super excited about this Posted by thewongway in The Right Way to Travel: 대한민국 | Sep 14, 2013
- I'm still here, I promise.Oy what a whirlwind the past month and half has been. I know it has been an indecent amount of time since my last post but in all honesty the people who I assume read this just saw me Posted by cstravelsabroad in Charlene's Travels Abroad | Sep 12, 2013
- Getting Gypped==8/25/13 ==
First impression of Korea – not very good. People are rude here. The rudeness meter is pretty high up compared to Japan, but pretty close to Hong Kong. People give you the stink eye. People jaywalk on the streets Posted by thewongway in The Right Way to Travel: 대한민국 | Sep 10, 2013
- Intro to Samulnori (Sounds of Korea)Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
Here's me and the janggu, a traditional Korean drum. Always surprising which memories we associate with different people in our lives. So, while I recall my grandmother toasting seaweed in her oven, I also remember my Gra Posted by honglk in Korea Summer 2013 | Sep 10, 2013
- Manghwan-dong 망원동Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
I wrote earlier that my second lesson, actually a self reminder, was to stop and wait before making a large, ultimately dumb, decision. Fortunately, once I unpacked my too-large suitcase (barely two-thirds full), arranged a Posted by honglk in Korea Summer 2013 | Sep 6, 2013
- First Impressions . . . 3 Sept. 2013
A first note from Mangwan-dong in Mapo-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Welcome from ahjussi . . .
It was graduation day at Yonsei University, where I am taking my th Posted by honglk in Korea Summer 2013 | Sep 5, 2013
- It's been a month, already?Although it has been a month, I am still in the "I can't believe I'm in South Korea" phase. lol.
Since my last blog, I learned the Korean alphabet (Hangul), which makes it much easier for me to read city Posted by rsimone in My Journey to and through South Korea | Aug 25, 2013
- A private DMZ TourSeveral weeks ago, I began a series of emails to set up a tour of the Demilitarized Zone just northwest of Seoul. A number of outfits offered this kind of tour but Bruce and I chose the USO because Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 7, 2013
- Over the Pole and into SeoulGoing from Boston to JFK was a hop, skip, and a plop. But getting ready for our 14 hour flight to Seoul seemed daunting. Bruce and Jo had gone on Korean Air when they went to meet Laurie Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 6, 2013
- The Cost of TravelTo travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. One year ago I may have agreed whole-heartily with that statement. I probably would have given many reasons as to how I agreed, and how travel enriches your life, that Posted by cstravelsabroad in Charlene's Travels Abroad | Jul 31, 2013
- My First Week in South KoreaI have a lot to write about, so I will categorize everything based on the topic. Feel free to read it all, though :-)
How I got to South Korea
I am here on contract through the GEPIK Program( Gyeonggii English Program Posted by rsimone in My Journey to and through South Korea | Jul 30, 2013
- We've arrived in KoreaMargie, Julia, Gayna and Maite at Incheon airport, Seoul. Looking forward to a night at the Hilton courtesy of Korean Airlines.
It was a really nice hotel and an absolute foodies paradise. Dinner and breakfast were included and there was Posted by growlcat in Growlcat's WMG trip | Jul 23, 2013
- Summertime BluesOne month. In all honesty not posting is better than the nonsense I would have posted had I chosen to sit down and attempt a new entry.
All I really have to say? I hate humidity. Posted by cstravelsabroad in Charlene's Travels Abroad | Jul 13, 2013
- DAY 1My God what an early start. After less than 3 hours sleep, 5:00 didn't even seem too painful! Damn Korean Air for such early departures. We had a Korean taxi driver take us to the airport and he even recommended Posted by kwoolfe in Europe 2013 | Jun 21, 2013
- Chungbuk Skills CompetitionI was lucky to have my school host the skills competition this year. It's a big event in our province which hosts all the vocational schools to compete in. Of course I had no idea at the time, all I Posted by Jenjilla in One country at a time | Oct 27, 2011
- Korea, Part 2A long time ago, a girl in my high school history class raised her hand and said that visiting the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Demilitarized_Zone|DMZ]] (Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea) was on her bucket list. It wasn't on my bu Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Jul 1, 2013
- Korea, Part 1Beside Japan, Hippo Family Club also has a division in Korea, based in Seoul. One day, I decided to muster up enough [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chutzpah|chutzpah]] to ask the head office if I can go visit Hippo in Korea. Being the wonderful company Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Jun 18, 2013