Tag Archives: Korea

The Things About Korea I Can’t Get Used To

There were a lot of things that I had to get used to about Korean culture. A lot. After two years, most of those things don’t seem weird anymore. I can get behind the bowing as a form of greeting. I’ve found ways to avoid the terrible local beer. These days, it doesn’t even faze […]

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Playing by the Rules of Korean Baseball

After a frustrating battle with Ticketlink, Jared and I managed to score tickets for a baseball game in Daegu. I haven’t been to too many baseball games in my life, but I had high expectations from this one. I’d heard that Korean fans go wild, regardless of how good their team is. I wasn’t disappointed, […]

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Strange Encounters: Yeongwol

When you open the front door of our apartment, it creates a loud sucking sound as the air rushes in from the open windows in the bedroom. The noise can catch you off guard when you’re not expecting it. And at 10:30 pm on a Tuesday night, I definitely wasn’t expecting it. Jared and I […]

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What To Do When The Local Brew Tastes Like (c)Ass

Drinking in Korea can be cheap. It doesn’t qualify as dirt cheap – Southeast Asia takes the prize for that one –  but as long as you’re drinking the local brew, it’s not going to break your bank. There’s a catch, of course – notice that I said ‘local brew.’ When I first got to […]

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The Tragedy of King Danjong

I’m willing to bet that most of you have never heard of King Danjong. Well, settle in, because his story’s a good one. It’s a lot like The Lion King, but without the happy ending. Danjong’s sickly father, King Munjong, died in 1452 when Danjong was only twelve. It was generally agreed that twelve was […]

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What’s For Lunch?

Like many travel bloggers, I talk about food a lot. It’s hard not to. Food is such a big part of any culture, and also, I love food. Specifically ice cream and baked goods, but let’s not get off topic. Dining in Korea completely discombobulated me at first. We eat on the floor? We share […]

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