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I‘m all about the food in South Korea, as you can tell from my School Lunch Project ;). (That was a joke)… but after yesterday, I thought I’d give you the highlights on what kind of food is actually delicious. There’s so much to explore and (most of it) will make your taste buds explode …

Trying new food is typically AMAZING; I’m sure all you food lovers out there can relate. When I found out I got accepted to teach English in South Korea, one of the main things I immediately looked forward to was trying Korean food. I’d eat that live octopus and triumph in front of my co-teachers! …

There are 52 weeks, 365 days, and 8 765.81277 hours in a year. As EPIK teachers, that’s all the time we know for certain we have available to see and do all the things we want in South Korea. How do we make the most of it? I decided to make a bucket list of 15 …

We left the restaurant with a little pump in our chests. Earlier in the evening we had set out to find 치맥 (chimaek or chicken & beer), but somehow grew more and more lost along the way. We invaded local’s personal space on the streets of Beomeo Station, searching for anyone who knew even the …

The best part about discovering a new place is the feeling of breathlessness that comes from seeing something spectacular. I’m usually drawn to crazy, out of this world, possibly supernatural attractions, like Stonehenge (the grandiosity blows me away) or bioluminescent bays (it’s like swimming with fireflies!). When I was invited to climb Mt. Palgongsan to …

In 3 weeks I have been: overwhelmed by the Daegu smell on the streets and in my apartment, pushed by an Ajusshi (elderly man) in the subway, angrily yelled at by a store clerk, lost in the heat for over 2 hours, the accidental consumer of chicken hearts, heard unknowingly cursing in the grocery store …

If you didn’t already know from my countless posts on social media… I’m in Korea, guys! It’s been three weeks and a bit of a Korean taxi ride. I say that because Korean drivers are CRAZY! (And that’s coming from someone who grew up in Central America). After a yearlong application process, I’ve made it. …