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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Hitting the Ground Running

Whenever I find myself moving on to a new place or seemingly starting a new chapter in my life, I always anticipate difficulty in adjusting to the transition. Moving to Seoul was no exception, in fact, I expected this to

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Tourist to (temporary) Resident

Being here for just shy of a month has been absolutely amazing,¬†and I’m sure that will continue, however I have slowly noticed a strange transition happening. Slowly I am moving from as endlessly energetic and adventurous tourist into a full-time

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Settling into Seoul

When travelling to a different culture and country for the first time, knowing it will be the place you are going to live, you are never quite sure what to expect. But when you arrive to the welcoming warmth of

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Pre-Departure Fears and The First Few Hours.

Out of the Frying Pan Leading up to my departure from the humble streets of London for the great unknown that was (and is) Seoul, the one word I noticed bouncing around in relation to me and my travels was

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Tips on surviving a year abroad in China

Hello! My name is Mang and I just spent a year studying in Nanjing, China. Although I loved each and every experience, here are some of the things I wish I knew beforehand to make my year abroad a little

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