Korea IV – Catching a Bus to North Korea

My trip to Korea has officially come full circle, a year ago I spontaneously bought tickets to South Korea to visit my friend who was teaching English to young children at a hagwon (private English academy). My adventure to South Korea is one I will never forget, it was an experience that made me grow […]

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Korea III – The Gift of Travel

My trip to Korea would not have been possible had it not been for a letter I received two months before graduation. It was a letter from my great aunt, congratulating me on my achievement and how proud she was of me for graduating. She also included a very generous gift. I had begun thinking […]

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Korea Part II – Hanok and Kimchi

While my friend was teaching the future generation of Korea the English language, I was off exploring every corner of Seoul I could find. My first stop was Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of Seoul, located in the northern part of the city. Having heard it is the grandest of five palaces in the […]

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Korea Part I – Buddha’s Birthday celebrations

South Korea: The land of kimchi, karaoke, Samsung, Psy and my destination after graduation. A week after I received my diploma I packed my bags and left for a ten day trip 6,526 miles away to visit my  childhood friend. I landed in Seoul jetlagged and following my friend’s very detailed directions I hopped onto a bus […]

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