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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Struggle Living in Rural Korea

My Struggle Living in Rural Korea

I have officially been in Korea for a total of 3 months now and it feels like I’ve been here for 6, at the very least. Moving to South Korea has definitely been a struggle for me. The gawking and staring, the strange food, and […]

Boseong Green Tea Fields

Boseong Green Tea Fields

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to go see the green tea fields with two of my fellow English teachers from my orientation. If you are curious about Boseong and you ask someone what is there to do here, they will almost […]

The Real First Day of School

The Real First Day of School

So Monday officially marked my first day standing in front of classes and talking. I made a PowerPoint about myself and a jeopardy game asking questions to see how much they understood and actually remembered. For the most part, it went as expected. Something I […]

My Semi First Day of School

My Semi First Day of School

Don’t let the smile fool you. I’m sleepy. And since I had to walk 20 minutes to work in 96% humidity, I arrived a disgusting, sweaty mess. But at least this was the view… So today marks my official first day of work, sort of. […]

The First 72 hours: A rant

The First 72 hours: A rant

  I’m tired. I have not felt an exhaustion like this since I was running track competitively. My flight to get to Korea was split into two. First flight was 3 and a half hours long. The second flight was a 14 hour straight shot […]

What I’m Packing For Korea

What I’m Packing For Korea

Countdown update: T-minus 8 days! It is now crunch time…only not really because I already have everything packed and ready to go, lol. For me, it’s literally just a waiting game. If you have applied to the EPIK program then you should be very familiar […]

T-minus 14 Days & Getting My Visa

T-minus 14 Days & Getting My Visa

So if it wasn’t official before, it’s definitely official now! My visa came in the mail today and I didn’t expect to get as excited as I did. I was actually running up the stairs and jumping around my room. This was the message I […]