I did it! After three years, I finally got to check out the Seoul Lantern Festival. Every year I planned to see it, but I always got the dates wrong or just totally forgot. So, I finally got my chance to gaze upon the luminous wonder that is the lantern festival and it did not disappoint. The festival opened on Friday, November 2nd over by … Continue reading Light Up the Night
Hello all! Sorry for the MIA status lately. I suppose my demanding schedule got the best of me, so let’s jump right back into what’s been going on in Korea. A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I finally made our way to Expo 2012 in Yeosu (after a month of rearranging schedules). It felt like a nice escape to have the chance to enjoy … Continue reading Around the World in a Day
There are toy stores and then there is something else entirely. I pretty much spent this past weekend in 압구정 (Apgujeong), so it was by accident that my boyfriend and I came across a really unique store. Hansa is a store that specializes in handcrafted stuffed animals and with Christmas right around the corner, is also decked out with a festive holiday theme. Plushies plus Christmas? … Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Bears… OH MY!
While most people have to wait for the first snowfall to enjoy winter sports, those of us lucky enough to live in Korea do not. Not only can you enjoy ski and snowboarding demos and competitions in Korea, but right here in Seoul on the of fashion paved streets of Rodeo in 압구정 (Apgujeong). Nike and Monster are hosting “Winter Jam Seoul” from the 19th-20th. If … Continue reading Nike Winter Jam Seoul 2011
I might live in Korea for decades and still be scared to drive here. Back home I used to joke that to my friends, traffic laws were more like suggestions. I got to Korea and near soiled myself on my first bus ride. Forget signaling when changing lanes or rules against tailgating; it’s like a jungle out there. Korea has a lower rate of accidents … Continue reading How Not to Get Ripped Off by Taxis