[pullquote align=”left”]Autumn, in all its multi-colored and pleasant-weathered glory, is Korea’s season for getting out and getting into nature.[/pullquote]Koreans use this time of year to enjoy a favorite national pastime, hiking. Many make pilgrimages to any number of national parks throughout the country, but perhaps the most famous is Jirisan. Located in Korea’s southern region […]
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[pullquote align=”left”]When I accepted my current job and decided to moved to Suwon, South Korea, I didn’t know much about the city.[/pullquote] Some quick research and a much longer move across the world showed me Suwon has far more to offer than originally anticipated. The first of which is the city’s famous yangnyeom-galbi (seasoned beef […]
[pullquote align=”left”]It was a Thursday evening, and I had just walked in from a hard day of mind molding.[/pullquote] Teaching tiny tots all day makes me feel like there is a film of snot and sticky glue all over my body. I headed for the shower, and by shower, I mean the hose that hangs […]
[heading style=”1″]One of my favorite activities in Istanbul is mentioned in very few guidebooks: riding the Harem-Gebze minibus.[/heading] The Harem-Gebze is a semi-public bus seating about 15 people. I don’t know how many passengers fit in the bus if you include those standing, but during rush hour, drivers seem to always believe there is room […]
Living a short walk (or shorter cab ride) away from the most popular, most visited beach in South Korea, I spent many weekends patroning the restaurants off the boardwalk and holding my breath while I strolled past the little ajummas—technically a woman of marital age, but vernacularly an old lady with a bad perm and […]
[pullquote align=”left”]Beijing is a city of contrasts: traditional vs. modern, gazillionaires vs. penniless. When you arrive in China, you will almost certainly be surprised. China is never what is expected, and Beijing is sure to overwhelm, delight, and shock at the same time.[/pullquote] After living in Beijing for 2 years, with visitors coming and going […]