A Full Day in Macau

I knew exactly three things about Macau before I went: I knew that it existed. I have come to find out, since going there, that MANY people have never even heard of Macau. But, of people that had heard of it, they actually think that Monaco and Macau are the same. Now I had no…

Buddha Buddha Buddha Buddha Rockin’ Everywhere

On to the next part of the Chuseok adventure! We made it to the Taiwan airport in plenty of time with our 5 am cab ride. Most interesting thing to note about the Taiwanese airport is the gates are themed. Our gate? Hello Kitty. With our 8 am flight out of Taiwan we made it…

A Rainy Day in Taipei

Our last day in Taipei we woke up to cloudy skies and a lot of rain. Faced with walking around in the city while being rained on, we looked for indoor activities we could do instead. After some minimal internet research we came across the perfect thing: the highest Starbucks in the world. Taipei 101…

Beitou Hot Springs

After two hectic days, we decided to change pace and spend another day in Taipei City. First we were really craving bagels, so we found a good breakfast restaurant, NY Bagel Cafe, and I ate the first American style breakfast since I have moved to Asia. I’ve never have been a breakfast person. I’m not…

Sandiaoling Waterfall Hike, Shifen & Jiufen Day Trip

After our first day in the city we felt we needed to get out into some of the Taiwanese nature. We decided to take the day and see the most visited Taiwanese waterfall, Shifen, and do some other things along the way. Doing some research we came across the Sandiaoling Waterfall Hike, according to our…

Chuseok 101

I know I know. Long time no post. I promised myself I was going to post about Vietnam and Cambodia when I got back to Korea, but you know how life can be. It caught up with me and before I knew it I was off on another trip. With this past trip fresh in…

Annyeonghaseyo!

Did I ever think I would be learning Korean? Ha. No. Yet. Here we are. It’s only taken about 4 months for me to go from completely illiterate, to being able to read at the pre-school level. Please tell me you read that as sarcastic. If it sounds like I am frustrated with my progress,…

The (Un)Official Guide to Korean Culture Shock

Anyone who has traveled abroad can tell you about culture shock. Anywhere you go there is bound to be some culture shock. I remember feeling culture shock the first time I went to Alabama. Okay, kidding about Alabama (it’s low hanging fruit, I couldn’t help it). But in all seriousness culture shock is a complicated…

Interview with an EPIK Teacher

I know some of you are probably wondering “What type of person is willing to pack it all up and move to South Korea to teach children for a year?” Well there’s no true hard and fast answer. So I got together a few of my friends here and asked them a few questions about…

Quick Guide to Everything Lanterns

While I don’t post as often as I want or I should, I am constantly thinking of new ideas for blog posts. And then forgetting to write them down. So when I go to start writing I forget what I was going to say. So this post is going to be about the Daegu Lantern…

How To: Teach English in South Korea

So far I have focused mostly on what my adventures in South Korea have been, not how I actually got here. I got here by plane. Duh. That was a joke. Albeit a bad one. Anyway, I was able to come to South Korea through a fabulous government program called EPIK. (EPIK stands for English…

I Almost Died At A South Korean Bus Depot???

Sorry for the click bait-y title, but I couldn’t help myself. Thanks for the title inspiration dumb YouTubers. Also this happened about a month ago but I didn’t want to freak my Mom out so I am posting it wayyyy later, now that I more confident in my transportation skills and my Korean language skills….