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Back in the USA!

Back in the USA!

Hello all who read this blog! My year teaching abroad has finished and I am now back in the USA. I never thought I would say I’m happy to be back here but I am lol. I seriously thought that I would leave to teach […]

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Last month I had the pleasure of attending Boseong’s green tea festival. Spring is here and the weather is finally warm and the constant rain has slowed down. I was super grateful for such a beautiful day to spend outdoors in the tea fields. I […]

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

Yep, you read that right. I tried flower flavored mouthwash. I’m not entirely sure what the heck I was expecting with this but when I saw it in the store I got excited. The only thing on my mind was “Wow! Strange Korean things. Let’s […]

8-Month Update

8-Month Update

  So it has been 8 months since I’ve been in Korea and it has been quite the mental journey. When I look at my calendar and see only four months left, I can’t help but get excited. In four months I get to see […]

Review: Korean Horizons

Review: Korean Horizons

Back when I was doing my research about what it takes to start teaching in South Korea, one of the suggestions I kept coming across was to use a recruiter. There are many recruiters out there and depending on what you’re looking for, different ones […]

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

So even though it has been six months, I am still slowly finding my way around Boseong and figuring out ways to get around to different cities. For anyone that lives or has lived in Boseong, South Korea, then you might know how difficult it […]

How to NOT get sick in Korea

How to NOT get sick in Korea

Any foreigner that comes to Korea, especially as a teacher, will quickly find out that Koreans do not cover their mouths when they yawn, cough, or sneeze. And frankly speaking, it’s the most disgusting thing. There was a flu outbreak at my school and you […]

Black Women in Korea Meet-up

Black Women in Korea Meet-up

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a meet-up for black women here in Korea. I joined a group of Facebook called ‘Black Women in Korea’ and was grateful to see an event posted for a meet-up in the city closest to me. I […]

Korean Dialects

Korean Dialects

When I first moved to Korea, I thought Korean was Korean. No matter where in Korea I was, the Koreans would be speaking Korean and it would all sound the same. I have no idea why I thought that. After all, does everyone sound the […]

A Not-so-in-depth Financial Rundown of My 1st Month in Korea

A Not-so-in-depth Financial Rundown of My 1st Month in Korea

  So this long overdue since it now the end of my third month living in Korea, but better late than never I guess? This is going to be a super brief rundown of how much money I spent during my first month living in […]