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Flat Stanley in Daegu, South Korea

Flat Stanley Comes to Daegu, South Korea

Tweet So late last week I got a video message from my nephew asking if I had received Flat Stanley yet. I had no idea what he was talking about. After a second message explaining a little more, I understood that it was something he made at school and sent to me. I thought that […]

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Friday Food: Korean Dak Galbi

Friday Food: Korean Dak Galbi

Tweet Korean food is amazing and one of my new favorites is dak galbi. Dak galbi is a marinated chicken in a chili sauce mixed with cabbage, onions tteok (rice cake), garlic, and sweet potato. It’s a delicious meal that they cook right before you on the table. The first picture is the before as […]

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Activities in Korea – Screen Golf

Tweet One thing Koreans love to do is play golf, but it’s not the golf you might be thinking of. It’s screen golf. Screen golf is popular for several reasons. First of all, Korea is a very mountainous country. Screen golf allows everyone to play golf regularly and pretty inexpensively. Screens can be found all […]

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Heuksando, South Korea

The Greatest Device….Ever?

Tweet Living in South Korea allows me to have more than I ever did back home in the States. It’s one of the huge benefits of living here. I make good money, my apartment is paid for (I only pay utilities), so I am able to not only save money but spend money as well. […]

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Blogging at laundromat in South Korea

Washing Clothes in South Korea

Tweet One thing you don’t find often in South Korea are laundromats. Coin washers and especially dryers aren’t common here. They do exist, but you have to look hard for them. Growing up in the States I am used to using a dryer to dry my clothes. I know a lot of people still hang […]

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Dealing with Homesickness

Tweet Living overseas is a lot of fun and it can be an exciting experience. However, at times it can be difficult. No matter who you are at some point you will miss home. Homesickness is something we all have to deal with. Some people are hit harder than others. It’s how we deal with […]

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Koreans Say the Darndest Things….In English

Tweet One of the things I love about being in another country is what you will hear on a daily basis. Someone who is not a native speaker can come up with some interesting things. Today myself and two other co-workers were at a local park playing basketball when a Korean guy came up to […]

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Seomun Market Daegu, South Korea

Photography Lessons at Seomun Market in Daegu, South Korea

Tweet Living in South Korea it can be difficult to find certain things in English. One thing we had a lot of trouble with was finding photography lessons done in English. I have had a Canon DSLR for awhile now, but I still don’t full understand how to properly use it. So after months of […]

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Spring is Finally Arriving

Tweet Spring has arrived in Korea, and it’s been a nice change. The winter here can be a little dreary. All the trees and plants die. It’s cold outside, and it can be fairly depressing especially if you have just arrived. Thankfully, spring is a wonderful time of year here. The trees are starting to […]

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Jokbal dinner in Daegu, South Korea

Friday Food: Jokbal (족발)

Tweet One of my favorite foods in Korea is Jokbal (족발) which is a meat cooked in soy sauce and spices. What some might not want to know before eating it is that it’s pig’s feet. Although it is pig’s feet, it’s more like the shin of the leg that you eat. At least that […]

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