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Busan International Film Festival : In Four Easy Steps

Busan International Film Festival : In Four Easy Steps

The 16th Busan International Film Festival (부산국제영화제), BIFF, took place last week, and having been to last year’s event, I can say it has already improved!  Through a combination of careful planning, luck, and having friends in the right places, I managed to score tickets to 16 out of over 300 films.  The films ranged […]

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Sun, Fun, and Sand: A Weekend at the Busan Sand Festival

Sun, Fun, and Sand: A Weekend at the Busan Sand Festival

[pullquote align=”left”]Summer in Korea means one thing: time to spend a weekend or two at the beach. [/pullquote]From July to September, the beaches in Busan are inundated with families from all over the country, and every year, Busan flaunts its beaches’ popularity by holding a sand festival on the famous Haeundae Beach. While a “sand […]

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Week-In-Review : 10/17/11-10/22/11

Week-In-Review : 10/17/11-10/22/11

Every week on JetsettlersMag.Com, we feature articles from expats who live all around the world. Throughout the week, you might miss an article, so we take a look back and showcase those articles in our Week-In-Review. Don’t forget, we’re always looking for more expat contributors. If you are an expat who would like to write […]

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7 Questions: Valerie from Great Britain

7 Questions: Valerie from Great Britain

I’m British by birth and a global nomad by choice. Despite having lived in Asia for over ten years I still find this lifestyle exciting and full of surprises! By day I teach at a Korean university, and by night, aided by my coffee addiction, I write feverishly about words, travel, culture, Asia and the […]

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Istanbul’s Harem-Gebze Minibus

Istanbul’s Harem-Gebze Minibus

[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 […]

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Right Hand = Spoon. Left Hand = Toilet Paper. Don’t Mess It Up.

Right Hand = Spoon. Left Hand = Toilet Paper. Don’t Mess It Up.

[pullquote align=”left”]I live a double life. I have my normal life, where I eat, sleep, work, and clean house.[/pullquote] When I’m living my normal life, I’m doing my best to act Senegalese. In my book, integration is key to successful work in a foreign community. I wear brightly colored wax fabrics. I speak Pulaar. I […]

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My Night Out with the Korean Nursing Home

My Night Out with the Korean Nursing Home

[pullquote align=”left”]Katie and I embark on all-day dates every Saturday afternoon to explore our surroundings. This Saturday, Katie discovered a microbrewery that was far away but not nearly far enough to discourage us from going. [/pullquote]We would have to head far out into the country where it smelled like cow pies. Near the brewery was […]

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