Study Abroad, Anxiety, and South Korea

Just over four months ago I was packing my bags, preparing to travel to Seoul to begin my semester abroad. And I was terrified. I suffer with anxiety daily anyway, ordering a coffee can cause heart palpitations so the idea

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More Reunions–Vietnam Thailand and Singapore

Landing in Hanoi I felt rather ill so I immediately left the airport for some ‘air’, little was I to know that Hanoi would be the most polluted place I have ever visited—which would really take its toll on my

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From Tip to Toe of Taiwan

Arriving in Taipei I was greeted by four days of solid rain… and running green-men on the lights at crossings! I spent these rainy days more locally, catching up on art galleries, which I had missed in Osaka due to

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Temples and Snowmen

Over the last few weeks I have been very busy but at the same time haven’t felt like writing a blog post. I was considering why this was and have come to the conclusion that I have truly settled in

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38 Films at BIFF!

Dongguk University’s film department have an absolutely wonderful scheme each year, to give the students a week off classes to visit the Busan International Film Festival a.k.a. BIFF (which is one of the largest and most prestigious festivals in Asia,

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Chuseok in and around Seoul

Chuseok is one of the largest festivals in Korean culture; it is a harvest/thanksgiving style festival which merits an entire week of national holiday! Over this period families regroup in their hometowns to pay respect to ancestors while enjoying special

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