Me!Hi everyone, my name’s Lexi! Thanks for checking out my blog. I started this site as a way to share my life and experiences here in Korea with my family and of course all of you. Whether you live in Korea or are planing to make a trip, I hope my site can help give you some ideas of fun things to do and help with questions you may have about Korean culture, language or what have you. I really want to focus on all the cool stuff Korea has to offer, beyond what you would typically find in a guide book.

Here’s a bit about myself. I moved to Korea from California in 2009. I graduated from my university with a degree in dance and came out here to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and of course work on my Korean. 2012 Amos Hair in Trend

I live here with my boyfriend and adorable maltese puppy named 우유 (Uyu=Milk), who you will probably see in many of my photos. I bought 우유 here in Korea. He is my baby and although he can be a handful at times, he brings me so much joy. We have shared many adventures together exploring Korea.Puppy Love

I met my boyfriend on the first day of school when we entered university and we started dating. When I  moved to Korea after graduation, he decided to follow after me 6 months later. He has been pursing a career in chemistry and I guess you could say the rest is history ^^ Most of his family lives here, so I’ve been able to learn and experience a lot of traditional Korean culture. It’s been a really wonderful experience so far.

© 2012 Michael Young Song

Aside from dance, I also love food (as you may notice from my blog). I love to eat it, I love to make it and yes I love to photograph it. To be honest I love to take all kinds of photos. I also like to draw when the mood strikes me. Right now I’m working on a comic book with my boyfriend, who is quite the artist himself. I like to play video games when I have the time and I’m a huge American football fan. Unfortunately, Korea’s not big on football so I’ve sadly fallen a bit out of the loop.Photography

I hope you enjoy my site! If there’s any questions you have or blog requests, feel free to let me know and i will do my best to help you out!

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  1. enjoyed browsing through your blogs! very helpful and fun! btw, are you Korean? you don’t look Korean…

      1. Hello Lexi ! I read your personal Info and was ecstatic with the idea that you are working in an entertainment industry. It is really my dream to go to Korea but Im afraid it will take time since im still a student and still living on my own. Just by looking and reading your blog makes me feel like im already in Korea. more power and God bless !

      2. I lived on my own too back when I was in college. There are some pretty great exchange programs here in Seoul. I highly recommend Sogang University if you want to study abroad for a semester. If you can’t though, Korea isn’t going anywhere ^^ Work hard, finish your studies and you’ll be here in no time! In the mean time, I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. And thanks for your kind words <3

  2. From a fellow dog owner, I’m planning on leaving Canada and moving to Korea beginning of August with my 1 and half year old labrador…do you think this is a wise decision? One thing I am hesitant about is finding housing that will allow/accomodate a big dog. Any help would be appreciate it! Btw love your blog 🙂

    1. Hi Steph! To be honest, moving to Korea with a pet, especially one as big as a Lab would be really difficult. Unless you already have a place set up that allows you to keep him there… I would really advise against it. I think the best thing to do would be to set yourself up in Korea and give yourself time to find a good place for you and your pup to live in. It may be a bit difficult to do since most people out here keep small breeds of dog, but not impossible. Then after you get settled, you can bring you dog over (maybe during one of your visits back home). I hope this helps a bit. If you have any other questions just let me know. Thanks so much for reading my blog! ^^

  3. Hey Lexi. Just came on your site through Chelsea’s youtube site. You are a very beautiful person. You’re a true blessing to Korea. Thank you for helping to make Korea a better place. It is truly appreciated by some of us grateful Koreans. But sometimes when you meet drunken idiot Koreans, please ignore them!

    Keep up the good work. God bless!

    1. Thanks so much Jamie, but I think your praises are too much ^^;; Sometimes I experience some unpleasant things, but overall people have been very kind to me and I have experienced many wonderful things. I’m so glad you found my site and I hope you continue to visit and enjoy the articles <3

  4. Hello there. Im having fun reading your posts here! But can i have your email? I rly wanna ask some addresses because i didnt find it here in your blog and few of them are a bit hard to be found on google. Thankyou! 🙂

    1. Hi Brigitta!
      Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have right in the comment boxes. I don’t have addresses for many of the places I visit, but the maps I make are very accurate. Just let me know what your questions are and I’ll do my best to help you out ^^

  5. Hello Lexi, nice to meet you. I adore your blog very much. I can learn a lot about Korean through your blog. I’m looking forward to your new entries.

  6. Hi Lexi,
    I am the food reporter for Mashable, which gets 43 million unique views per month. I would love to feature your photographs of the poop cafe in a story on our site, with link and credit back to you of course. Would that be okay?

    Thanks so much,

    1. Hi Sarah! Nice to hear from you. I am familiar with Mashable and I would love to have my photos featured on your site. Thanks so much for your interest ^^

  7. Hi Lexi,

    I’m from Rex Features, a photo press agency. We would really like to send your Poop Cafe pictures out to UK and global press. Is this something you would be interested in?



  8. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Image Query

    Hi Lexi,

    My name is Jessica Firpi, an editor with Ripley Entertainment, and I am organizing interesting stories and photos for one of our titles, which will be published September 2016. I am interested in including your images of the poop cafe in this book.

    Please let me know if you are willing to let us use your fantastic content. My email is [email protected].

    Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


  9. Hi Lexi,

    Great blog! I hope you’re enjoying life in Korea.

    We’re just stumbled on your piece about the poop cafe. We publish an independent online travel magazine called Yettio and would love to feature your photographs on our site. We would of course credit each photo and include links back to your website.

    Many thanks,


    1. Thanks so much for your interest in my blog. I have no problem with you featuring my photos so long as they link back to my blog and I am properly credited for them ^^

  10. I am finally going to Seoul in February, been one of my goals since I was a child so I am so excited but I am going on my own so I am a bit scared too, all the way from Ireland. I wish I knew someone there, I love your blog btw ^^

    1. Wow that’s amazing Alice! Going to another country is definitely a bit of a scary change, but also super exciting! Will you be visiting or moving here?

  11. It’s amazing that you’ve been in Korea for so long! I’m here right now working in the education industry, but that’s not my true passion. How have you stayed so long and what visa are you on, if you don’t mind me asking?

  12. The Korean Palace architecture is awesome, as is the appealing color scheme of the places. Your’ blog it is very pleasant and your talents abound. Thank you for sharing your cultural passions Lexi… Wishing best of life to you…

    1. Thanks you so much! I’m glad you enjoy my blog and I truly appreciate your kind words and encouragement ^^ Wish you the best of life as well <3

  13. Hi Lexi, I really love your blog – starting from the name. . .It’s really unique.

    I happen to love Korean movies and series so much. . .would love to visit one of these days.

    I recently just started blogging too (actually it’s my whole family that has the blog – https://eniitanblog.wordpress.com). We all post on different issues, ranging from architecture (my dad), lifestyle (my mum), african natural hair (my sister), poems (my brother) and well. . .me (more of the administrator :-)).

    I would really love to get in touch with you. . .an email or Facebook contact would be appreciated.

    Can’t say it enough. . .I really love Koreans.

    1. Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog ^^ It really means a lot. Your blog sounds very cool too! It’s a very interesting concept. If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to message me on fb @seoulsearchinglexi *^^*

  14. hii, i loved your blog! so just a little question, do you know anything about places in korea that teaches korean? I’m brazilian but I speak english and I’m planning on going to korea by the end of this year but I know nothing… any help please

    1. Thanks so much for reading! If you want to take Korean classes, you have a couple of options. I took classes at at a University and it was a really great experience. There are different course plans: weekends or 2,3,5 times a week. So it’s really whatever you want. I went to Sogang University and they have a very interactive/ practical use curriculum. The only downside would be the tuition fee.


      Another option would be to go to Global Village Center. There are a few locations in Seoul and they offer FREE Korean courses. The only downside to this would be that it is first come first serve and they have limited spaces available. I haven’t taken classes here before, but I heard they are quite good.


      Anyway, I hope this helps. Feel free to ask me if you have any other questions. ^^

  15. Hi~! You experience and learn a lot of things in Korea. As a Korean I’m so happy that you enjoy and like Korea and Korean cultural things. I hope you have a good time and post interesting stories that you have. ^-^

    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for reading my blog <3 I really am enjoying my life here in Korea. I feel like there is always something new to see, do or experience here. I'm never bored ^^

  16. Hi Lexi!

    you sound and look so sweet and adorable. I love your page. I am planning a trip soon to Korea and I know it is a long shot, but would love to chitchat with you. I feel like and you and me can be great friends. It is great that you pursued your passion in dancing even in another country. I used to be so into dance that I even thought of just going into it further rather than go to a normal university, unfortunately the folks put their foot down. hahaha. anyway, I am also in a relationship with a Korean man (I am a FIlipina btw) and I would love to hear your thoughts about dating one. Think of it as “girl talk”. haha. anyway, I think I blabbed so much already. sorry.

    would you care to leave me your email address or email to me? I dont have my own blogsite yet so I guess it is only thru email we can correspond to each other. I do hope to hear from you 🙂

  17. i guess you can read my email. i hope to get a response soon 🙂 more power and i wish you the best of everything 🙂

  18. Love your blog Lexi! So insightful and packed with wonderful suggestions! I can’t wait to check out some of the cafes you mentioned! Keep up the good work in writing and keep being you! 🙂

  19. Great blog, Lexi. My name is Sabine and I am a freelance trend researcher from Berlin. I would like to connect with you and poke your observant eye on sweets and sweet food trends in Seoul.

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